Hello friends! As most of you know, I'm dipping my toes in the mixed media kiddie pool. Here's another piece featuring Chocolate Baroque's new Flowering Baroque Heart clear stamp.
I created a mosaic-like background by sticking down little pieces of patterned papers. Then I knocked it back with a wash of watered down Folk Art Dove Grey acrylic paint. When completely dry, I gave it a coat of Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Next I added some shading with Faber Castell PITT Brush Marker. I coloured a dollop of Ranger Texture Paste with a smidge of Mowed Lawn DI and added the leafy accents using TCW Mini Four Ferns stencil. After a coat of Ranger Multi Medium Matte over the leaves I added some shading with Faber Castell PITT Brush Marker. Next came splashes of watered down Faber Castell Gesso. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Words Of Inspiration with Ranger Archival Jet Black and mounted the focal image with foam tape.
I stamped the Flowering Baroque Heart on white card with VersaFine Onyx Black and coloured it with Faber Castell Polychromos. I finished it with some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter and Daffodil Liquid Pearl. Lastly, some highlights with a white gel pen to the flowers and sentiment to make them pop.
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I have to say, this has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I expected to be defeated by all the complicated techniques of mixed media. My ignorance helps with keeping it simple. What I've really learnt is that it's not difficult to fake it! I have no idea what I'm doing nor what I'm going to end up with, but so far I have been pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Perhaps I shall start an Art Journal.... not sure what that is but it sure sounds posh! :)
Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think. Comments and critiques are most welcome - it's the only way to learn and improve. The weather is still miserable here with endless icy cold rain. The heating is on, the winter woolies are out of storage. I'm told the sun has moved to the UK! That is SO not on. Please send it back! :)