It’s Inspiration Station time! (It’s where my sister or I come up with a theme, which we use as inspiration for our individual creative sessions.) The theme from my sister for this latest round is the picture below –
I was inspired by the colors in the picture, and the abundant flora and fauna present there. It’s been a while since I tried out mixed media assemblage – and when I don’t try out things for a while, they start slowly fading away – so I decided to create a mixed media canvas this time, with the canvas being a paper plate.
I brushed white gesso on the plate, and added texture to the base and the edges using stencils and modeling paste. Once dry, I applied regular acrylics on the entire plate. To highlight the texture, I used metallic acrylics and metallic wax.
For the main components, I used junk mail die-cuts. I first used a gel plate and acrylics to paint a layer of background color on the paper, and made the sheet doubly-thick by gluing it with another plain one. I then used a few floral dies, and a butterfly one, to get a bunch of components, which I painted with metallic acrylics.
I assembled the components using soft gloss gel and bits of folded waste paper below to provide height for some layering. I added some acrylic splatters, and used a bit of metallic wax here and there on the components. Since I don’t own stamps that are small and suit the piece, I just handwrote a quote using gel pens.
And that’s my mixed media canvas, ta da!
And now, please check out my sister’s beautiful watercolor card, inspired by the flowers in the theme picture – she’s nailed those poppies!
With this project, I’m joining these challenges –