Welcome back Mixed Media Fans!! This month is SO much fun!!!! Texture, Texture, Texture!! I love adding this demension to all my art, so this month was just pushing me to add as much as I could!! Please join in and play with our challenge this month - there is nothing more fun than adding texture!!
Thank you to our sponsor this month, Indigo Blu!! I have had an awesome time playing with SO many of their different products this month!! Stamps, stencils, paint and FlitterGlu - oh, makes me giddy just thinking about it!!
So here is my Texture Challenge ....
I knew I wanted to make pumpkins ... I love them! They have so much texture and variation - each pumpkin is different!! I started with light modeling paste and a stencil page. I made a couple of different shapes. Then I let the modeling paste dry to make my pumpkins.
After they dried, I put them out onto my canvas so that I could get an idea of placement!
Then I got them ready to paint!
I mixed Indigo Blu Postbox Red acrylic paint and mixed it with a little bit of yellow to make a standout orange! I used my Indigo Blue stencil to make a little bit of paint texture ...
Using Indigo Blu Mixed Media Card Stack, I covered my canvas for my background!
After my paper was dry, I mixed Frosty Sky Acrylic Paint with acrylic glazing to make it thinner and translucent. I spread the paint onto the paper background with a credit card.
Using tissue paper and green spray - I made the pumpkin grass. I spread the frosty sky paint over the grass too. However, after putting the pumpkins on, you really can't even see this grass!! Glad I kept some extra to add onto the top!
I coated a piece of burlap with matt medium. The matte medium makes the burlap rigid and then it doesn't fray! I printed the wording onto tissue paper and used the matt medium to add it to the burlap!
Finally, came the fun part! Using the glitter glu and mega-flakes!! It was easy to add the gold/silver and brassy color to the edges and ridges of the pumpkins. I watched a great indigo blu youtube video to find out how to use the glue and flakes - it was easier than I thought it would be!!
I arranged them on the my canvas and glued them down! Added my burlap, Some grass, vines and then doodled until I was done!!
Then I had my final project!! Woohoo!! Love it! And I put it right into my fall decorations!!
Come play with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!! Thanks for stopping by! K