Good afternoon ,
Hope your Friday is going well and that you are all ready for a lovely weekend.
We must welcome our new follower Tracey ..do come in a grab a seat and a coffee...
Make yourself at home,
It is good to have you join our little blog
It is our Manchester Groovi workshop tomorrow so I am really looking forwards to that.
My bags are all packed and ready to go.
Today I am going to be talking you through some mixed media Pieces.
There are many ways of doing this type of effect,
This is just the way that I developed , so that it is easy to teach at my workshops.
You can use it on lots of wooden , MDF and other surfaces
And it does become quite addictive...
I find myself looking around the house to see what else I can alter
Hard backed notebooks work really well.
These are just a few photos that I found from workshops.
It works really well on a canvas too...
So , Pam, Angie and Judith....here we go..
Start off with the bare wood, canvas etc...
If you are adding grunge paste through a stencil , you do that first .
Whilst that is drying, you can sort out your embellishments.
Remember that it doesn’t matter on the colour ...
Add the embellishments, I find a hot glue gun workes really well
Remember it will look worse before it looks better ...
Have faith ..
Next paint the whole area with black gesso and leave it to dry
Some embellishments, flowers etc may require some poking with a small brush..
You will know ant I mean when you do it..
There are various ways to add colour, mica sprays, luscious powders etc..
But I like to paint on some watered down Inca Gold
I like to mix the colours too...
Next some splats and some gilding wax around the edges and on any raised areas.
This bit is optional.
If you want any white highlights you can scrape off the gesso etc to show the white through .
Finally add some metal embellishments of choice...
On this canvas I added some dots of glossy Accents too..
It really is a wonderful technique and it is a great way of using up all those embellishments that
Are may be colours that we don’t like ..
I really hope that these photos help ladies...
And here is one to set you up for the weekend,
Take care all.
Much love and hugs