Things you will need with you before you begin
Clear drying glue like PVA or Mod Podge
Lindys stamp gang flat fabio colour pack ( FUL store)
lots of trinkets and embellies ( FUL store )
Studio 490 Gold texture paint ( FUL store)
Gesso ( FUL store)
your imagination and a photo of choice if you want.
The first thing I did was gesso the canvas and attach my photo, in this case Marilyn Monroe....
Then I set about adhering all the embellies and placing them where I wanted,
this is where your creative license comes in, be mad, be adventurous be extreme!!!!!!!
In the next shot you'll see my placement of my trinkets and chippies and bits and bobs.
there is even a piece of broken gate hinge from Hubbies garage, you can use anything!!!!!!!
Then you get to play with gesso......yay....the fun grubby part, I love this part, makes me feel like Michealangelo....
As you can see I covered every square inch, make sure everything is covered...
THEN YOU GET TO GET REALLY REALLY GRUBBY! YEEHAH!
now you colour your creation, I used the Greased Lightening pack from Lindys Stamp gang from the FUL store, I foundit the best, only because it was my FAV colours! You can use what you like and theres plenty to choose from in the Store.......Alda has Dylusions and they work well......
so you spray your colours and mist to your hearts content!
Now this is where I got kinda worried, Hmmmmm its to light, its not bright and shiny and not vibrant!!!!! What did I do wrong? nothing!!!!! dope me hadnt finished the last step! once you have left this to dry
you now get to PVA or Mod Podge EVERYTHING!!!!! TIP,use different brushes for different colours, as the glue will add moisture to the colours and they will run.
Now remember when I said cover your photo, that was because I gave poor old Marilyn a squirt fair in the Kisser of Rizzo red.....DOH!!!!!
But seeing that it was over the top of the PVA, it wipes right off!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!
So now once you cover it with the Glue again you get this:
My finished canvas.......ready to hang or display.
This technique can be used in many different ways, full canvas's or part canvas's, ATC's or even Tags.
I have used it a few times, with and without photos....
here are a few of my examples.
The Glamorously Gorgeous Miss Kitty!!!!!!!Steam punk style!
My Flying Unicorn Garden from my July reveal!!!!!
Everything here apart from my two wings was from the FUL store!!!!!!!!
I used the same Lindys colours over and over again!!!!!
And now, for my latest canvas, which you are getting to see for the first time!!!!!!!
My Depster!!!!!! My FAV man! in all his Glory!
This time I used the Texture Metallic paint from Studio 490 from the FUL store.
I love the metallic feel to this.....
Also this time, I added the use of stencils, I picked a few of my faves
and stencilled them using modelling paste.........
Where you see the purple, I spritzed with Lindys Rizzo red and then Zucco denim
red and lue makes purple! woohoo
I tried to show the metallic texture paint as best I could but in daylight you cant see it thru my camera. so here are some close ups
I hope I have inspired you all to take the plunge into Mixed Media, Its fun, different and you can make the most amazing creations.....
So get creative...
Mish over and out!