Wow!! August already, where has this summer gone!! I barely had a second to create in my art room!! Luckily, I did really enjoy this month's challenge!! The challenge this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is - Get Texty!! All you have to do is use text in your project! I might have done it a little differently, but all you have to do is use letters on your project!! SOOO that means, you can definitely play with us this month ... who doesn't have a big bag of chipboard or stick-on letters that you could put to good use!! I just made sure that my 'texty' was the main part - well, the biggest part of my project!
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Here is my Get Texty project for the month!
I started out on with gesso and dark blue paint. Using a credit card, I smeared the paint down the canvas to look like a storm.
Then I played around with one of my favorite new mixed media tools (well, new to me) Pebeo Vitrail paints. They do some pretty awesome effects! The light blue paint that I used made a shimmery glossy look and the silver liner, gave some amazing texture. LOVING this paint!
Then I made my tree ... yes, I know I have been obsessed with trees lately. I just think trees are amazing, their texture, their colors, and their shade on a really hot day. I could go on and on, but I think you all should know by now, I just love trees!!
Then I took some tissue paper and printed my saying (I found the saying on Pintrest) for the canvas. It is easy to print on tissue paper, well, it takes some practice and you need to talk nicely to your printer, but you can do it! I tape a piece of tissue paper to my regular printer paper and then put it into the paper loader like there is nothing different about it. Sometimes, the ink smears. This is usually because I put the glossy side up. So make sure, if you try this, you put the dull side up for the ink!
I used gel medium to put the tissue paper onto the canvas.
The leaves are burlap painted with matte medium and green acylic paint.
Then I doodled and highlighted to finish off the project!!
Come and play with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!! You will be so happy you did!! Grab those letters and Get Texty!!