Today’s fun is a bit different. Instead of a card, I’ve been playing with an itsy-bitsy (4×4) canvas. I’m taking Christy Tomlinson’s She Art workshop and this is my first attempt at a girl. Mixed media is so much fun and very forgiving! I feel like a 4year old…covered in paint and Mod Podge!
I really can’t give you all of the steps….it just seems to happen. But I’ll try to hit the highlights.
I cheated a little with the girl and didn’t give her a head ….baby steps! I cut her dress from patterned paper and her apron (if I call it a pinafore, I’ll show my age!) from a solid. I embellished it with rub-ons and ribbon.
The background is a mix of pattern tissue paper (yeah, you know- like Simplicity or McCalls!) gesso, acrylic paint, India ink and Gellatos with bits and pieces of random stamping, doodling and rub-ons. The kitty and mouse were stamped on more pattern tissue and added to the canvas with Mod Podge. The furry friends are from Paper Smooches set Nine Lives. From there it was a lot of shading with the Gellatos and Faber-Castell Pitt big brush pens.
I printed the sentiment (which you’ll recognize if you’re a friend of W.T. Pooh!), cut it out and adhered it with more Mod Podge. A bit more shading and there you go.
You should see my studio..IT IS A MESS!!! Mixed media is not for the faint of heart or those who are afraid of getting messy – but in my book, it is so worth it!
I hope you’ll create something – whatever your medium.
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