Everyone knows that Mixed Media is the HUGE thing in the art world right now, and Stampendous has been happily mixing it up as well. For the past three days, we've also been mixing it up with Art Anthology, with their amazing line of Dimensional Paints and water-based Colorations Spray Mists. Hopefully, you've been following us December 10 - 12, leaving comments along the way, for a chance to win the awesome products featured in the banner above. For more details, check the Stampendous blog.
Here's my mixed media decor project that I created for today's post:
The base is a section of canvas cloth, cut and taped down on the clipboard with removable painter's tape on all sides to prevent shrinking and warping. Gesso was brushed over the piece and allowed to dry. A torn section of an old Longfellow poem was adhered to the panel with an underbrushing of Beacon Fast Finish Decoupagé, and an over-brushing as well. When dry, the surface was spritzed with Art Anthology Colorations Mist in Timeless. While this dried, I stamped the Stampendous Winter Cottage on white tissue paper, and colored from behind with Copic markers. Fast Finish tended to dilute the Colorations Mist, and the result was a soft yellow color which was perfect for the antique feel I was going for. Using a palette knife and the Art Anthology Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint, I embossed the Art Anthology Stars stencil up in the right corner, and sprinkled this with Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter. This same paint was applied over the "JOY" letters with glitter as well and set aside to dry. More of the paint was applied to the snowy hills of the cottage scene, as well as the twig and cone frame around it, with more glitter of course! I used the Brick Red Art Anthology Stone Dimensional Paint for the holly berries as it provides great dimension and texture.
The edges were torn, and the piece was decoupagéd onto the surface, adding another layer. The
Finally, the frame was a plain unfinished one from Michael's, which I'd dry brushed white Gesso over the surface. The Art Anthology Brick Stone Effects paint was painted around the inside and outside edges of the frame. The Stampendous border was stamped in brown ink. Dreamweaver's Holly and Swirls was stenciled using a large brush and the Tsukineko Splendor pad in Antique. A bit more dry brushing over the top, and a wet brushing of Fast Finish over all provided a nice base to adhere sprinkles of Stampendous Shabby White and Aged Silver Embossing Enamels. The finish held the powders in place so that I could apply the heat tool without them blowing away. The finishing touch was inserting the canvas in the frame, and adding a few red rhinestones as berries on the frame.
Let me know what you think of my project, before hopping to the next on the list: