Here is what I created! I did not use any snarky this time because I was right up to my eyebrows in arty, mixed-media creativity. (No, Really - I had product in my eyebrows!) But I did find this awesome quote to go with my 5x7 board canvas... What do you think?
Now as a special treat for all my faithful blog followers and you wonderful people who actually READ the sutff I write, I am sharing with you, in photos, the ENTIRE process of how I got here. Mixed-media is all about adding and taking away and adding back in until that little voice in your head says ... "DONE" - so here is my process and the many faces of this canvas along the way... Enjoy!
|I started by pasting these inky paper towels to my board canvas|
|The flowers were created by using this Art Basics 3D Transparent Gloss Gel and my brand new STAMPlorations stencil "Happy Flowers" to create the Resist in my resist technique.|
|This is what the paste looks like when it is wet, but it will dry absolutely clear so that the color will show through.|
|I painted the background in a wash of water and gesso to fade it back and to make the flowers more prominent.|
|And them because the product was so clear, I applied some Viva Ferro Gold through the stencil to highlight some of the image and then outlined my flowers using a black waterproof ink pen.|
|I used another of my new STAMPlorations stencils "Bubbles-mini" to add some texutre to the background with some white dimentional gel paint from Art Anthology... it is very sublte but leaves a lovely shimmer. (Look at the top left and bottom right corners)|
|Next I added a border of torn music and dictionary paper and used the "stamping on tissue paper" technique to add the words "Art Your Destiny".|
|and of course it wouldn't be my project without some Bling... grin|
|Finally I softened the background even more by brushing on more gesso wash and then wrote in my final quote which really expresses beautifully where I am in my life right now...|
|Here is a photo of all the products I used for this project... Now why don't you come and show us how YOU Resist!|
Pop on over the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers to see how my Sisters RESISTED and we would LOVE to see your favorite Resist Technique - You have until August 5th at midnight to link up your project and we always choose a Queen and Princesses of Snark!