Sunday, May 24, 2020

Celebrating our Day

Hi friends!  Leigh Ann here today for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  I have another cute mixed media project featuring a family photo today.  I've never been one to use photos in my mixed media projects, but I was inspired to give it a try recently... and I am in love!!  I'm hoping you will take a step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!  You never know, you might just fall in love with a new technique!

For this canvas I used pieces from the Fanciful Elements Set and the Window with Shutters.  I simply coated the window with white gesso.  I gave it two coats to give it a fairly solid white color.  The Fanciful Elements pieces with through quite a process to get to where they are now.  First I coated them with the Prima rust paste set to give them a rusty look.  I didn't like how this looked as it was too rustic for this piece.  I added a couple colors of embossing powder to add shine and different texture.  This looked closer to what I had in mind, but wasn't quite there yet. I then added 3 different colors of brown sprays, two of which were shimmer sprays.  This gave me the look I was after.   The chipboard held up amazingly which all of the products on it. 

I used these same brown sprays to color my canvas as well.  The blank canvas started with a layer of tissue paper held on with clear gesso, then some paper texture paste, then the brown sprays, and then modeling paste through a stencil.

I assembled all of the layers using heavy body gel medium and then added art stones and glitter using soft matte gel. I completed the canvas by using gold wax on the sides and top edges.  I also dry brushed all of the elements including the chipboard with white gesso. 

I used the following products from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts on this project:

1 comment:

  1. I really like this idea. I’ve been holding onto the window w shutters as I was not sure how to use it. Thanks for the inspiration.