I’ve been seeing mixed media crafts all over the place and the more I see, the more I like the idea. To me it just looks like a fun one of a kind way to personalize your artwork. I love having things no one else has.
For my first project, I decided that Belle Debbie F. would be my experiment. I’ve been trying to think of something I could do for her, just to let her know she’s on my mind, with her new job, we don’t get to talk as much as we used too. I miss her!
I read the tutorial on http://modpodgerocksblog.com/tag/collage-and-mixed-media so I would have some idea of what I was doing
I had purchased a pack of 12 canvas’ from Amazon, so I had plenty if I messed up ( a very real possibility)
I spray painted one with white spray paint. I was out of Gesso and didn’t feel like going to the store…….. I let the spray paint dry overnight. I wanted to be sure it wasn’t sticky when I started working on it.
I also got my scrapbook paper from Amazon. I love shopping on line. ( Beats fighting the crowds this time of year in SW Florida)
I went through my package of scrapbook paper, choosing ones I thought Deb would like. I know her favorite color is blue, so I used a lot of that color, yet wanted it to have a lot of contrast.
After playing with the colors and how to lay them down, I spread a thing coat of Modpodge over the entire canvas and started laying the paper.
Making sure to cover each piece well with Modpodge, I went to town getting the look I wanted. I wanted to be sure that the edges were also covered with the scrapbook paper, so I cut the corners off of some to do that.
Again, I let it dry over night so the base was dry.
I added pictures of the kids, along with a poem Deb had posted to her wall on FaceBook about having children. I used some stickers I had from another project, one of her home state, some dolphins, flip-flops, an antique key next to a heart subtly makes the statement that her children are the key to her heart.
I enjoyed this one! It was fun to play with the paper and colors and I knew that Deb would love it. Can’t wait to take it to her!
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