dinsdag 29 januari 2013

Mixed Media

Some time ago, I watched a tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco and thought to myself: I can do that too!!! 
Turns out I can!

I started out with a bare canvas (40x40 cm) and applied paper and acrylic paint with my fingers. Why my fingers? To feel where the paint goes.
While letting that dry, I inked the flowers that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo (how I love that machine!). 
Next were the chipboard shapes, cut with a Big Shot. I applied acrylic paint and Ranger's Crackle Paint for a distressed look.

On the counter of my favourite store Scrap4Fun I read a poem that made me giggle a lot: "Ode to my Wife, the Scrapbook Cropper". While I read it I thought to myself: I'm not this bad, yet.
I found the poem online, printed it and put that in the middle of my canvas. The flowers I arranged around it. 

The last thing I added was a bit of doodling and some phrases that sprang to mind while building this mixed media.

I was so happy with the result that I took it with me to show my colleagues. One of them asked me if I could make one in yellow with the names of her grandchildren. So I did, and she loved it!

Next: a smaller canvas as a gift to our concierge at school. He has always been nice to me, and because he's leaving us, I made him one, a small one of 20x20 cm.

This is a lot of fun to do!!!

Thanks for looking :-)