Made this album for a good friend who just happens to be family as well. It was a labor of love which makes it all the more special. I hope it will give those who view it inspiration. When I get more post on my blog I will be doing some video tutorials as well. Have never downloaded videos so will be a learning curve I'm sure.
I had such a fun time doing this journal page. I think now for my taste it may be a little busy but it doesn’t matter much. I think I was excited to be doing my first page that I must have tried every technique I could think of and probably every paint color I had at the time. When you say mixed media I put a whole new meaning to that term. Point here is just have fun and enjoy. Take a close look at all I have going on it’s a lot!!! May make your eyes cross. LOL….XOXO Have a great time.
Downloaded file from Marion Smith. Really fun and fast project.
One day I was messing around with some Dylusions sprays I had just got and I realized when I sprayed them in my art journal they were brighter than I wanted for this page so I grabed some gesso I had mixed up in a spray bottle and sprayed on the page while it was still wet and got this really cool chalky effect. I am sure someone else has done this as well but it was a new thing for me so in case you haven’t tried it yet I would encourage you to give it a go.
I have been trying to learn all I can about how to compose a pleasing mixed media page and I think this attempt is my first one I have been satisfied with. I love the colors and the subject makes me happy. It reminds me of my child hood when the only playmates we had was our dogs. I hope you will enjoy it as well. I used Pan Pastels , Turquoise Shade and Phthalo Green Shade for the background then added mixture of Violet shade and Magenta shade with one of my favorite Prima flourish stencils for the back ground, sealed with spray fixative. Added Liquitex Flexible modeling paste , TWC birds and cages stencils and let dry good before I painted with Pan Pastels. Added my collage pictures and more flourish stencils using Montana 15mm acrylic shocking yellow light and Americana Spa Blue. Sealed canvas with Golden Fluid Matt Medium. Finished off with Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen in cold grey to add shadows. Used Staedtler 03 pigment liner pens in black and brown to the top of the nest to make the straw stand out. Finished off with Marvy 1.0 white pen.Reminisce for highlights on the nest. Sealed entire canvas with the Golden Fluid Matte Medium.