Friday, July 25, 2014

Woodware UK: Mixing it Up for Summer

The Woodware team has been challenged to a Mixed Media challenge this week, with either a Summer or a Body Beautiful theme. Guess which one I decided to go with? 

I used a basic 6 X 6 square canvas for this, but you could easily use the Woodware Canvas Paper and either wrap a frame with it, or frame it when finished, or not...up to you.

The background was swiped with various bright color inks, sprinkled with rock salt, and spritzed with water. The colors move a bit, and the rock salt causes a bit of splotchiness and texture. When dry, I used thinned down Dreamweaver Glossy White Paste to give a washed look to the Dreamweaver Large Scales design on the side. I used the same Glossy White Paste to paste-emboss the new Dreamweaver Sailboat, adding a few extra choppy waves with paste on the edge of my palette knife. Once again, this was set aside to dry.

Next I ink-stenciled the Twin Palms on the side using my Tsukineko Splendor ink pad as my palette, and added the small Flourish as well. The finishing touch was ink-stenciling the Summer word at the top, and adhering a sprinkling of Stampendous Color Fragments in Lime and Teal. I fully intend to do the other three seasons, as this was really a fun project!

All of this week, the team will be posting their mixed media creations, so be sure to check the Woodware blog daily! Oh, and we'd love for you to share your own creations!

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