Friday, 19 July 2013

So fickle.

Yes I am so fickle. I made that mixed media canvas last week... and am now bored of it to the point i dont even like it any more so i gave it a make over (deeply inspired by Limor Webber and her mixed media videos). I pulled off the butterflies, covered it completely in DecoArt gesso, let it dry and then started over.
I liked the texture i had got with the DecoArt decorating paste, but i flipped the canvas upside down so the texture was on the opposite side and at the bottom not the top. i used "treasure gold & treasure jewels" Aquamarine and Classic gold, to highlight the texture and then simply layered some Kaisercraft miss empire ephemera on to the canvas along with some of the fab flower stems.

I found some of the edges of the ephemera to be too white so i took a versamagic chalk ink (aquatic splash) around the edges.  i also put gesso on the leaves of the flowers. they were too GREEN lol.

and I splatted some gesso around over the ephemera here and there too.
I finished the whole thing off by splatting some paint over the piece in nice splatter blobs. i used a nice Aquamarine from DecoArt Traditions and some charcoal that i made up from Decoart Lamp black and titanium white.

the majority of the supplies are from Calico Crafts....


  1. loving all the interest you create on your pieces....gorgeous as always.

  2. Gorgeous detailing, textures and colours... hope you don't decide to wipe over this one too - it's wonderful!!
    Alison x

  3. How incredibly beautiful, dear Louise! Love your creation.

  4. Beautiful mixed media! Very lavish!


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