Hi everyone :) I am honored to be a guest on the beautiful Miss Erika's Blog today. If you ask her, she'll tell you I'm somewhat of a schizophrenic artist. No I don't have multiple personalities telling me to paint the canvas, more like multiple things I want to do. I love to paint, scrapbook, mixed media, I even like to write. I love to try new things and find that it keeps my ideas fresh. My mom often asks how I keep track of all the stuff I do. Well, I really don't have an answer for that lol. If I did, it would probably scare you, heck I'd probably scare me!
Here is a project I recently finished, I would like to share and give a few techniques and products I used to create it.
I used a 12 x 24" Canvas Corp. canvas to paint this mixed media piece. I started by sketching the girls face onto the canvas. The canvas is raw so I was able to erase any mistakes I made while sketching. I then used Prismacolor Watercolor pencils to color her face. Next I used Black Gesso (Golden Mediums) and painted the rest of the canvas. Once the gesso was dried I used Molding Paste (Tip: Molding Paste is an awesome medium to use with stencils and masks to create diminution on a scrapbook page) and blended it with Acrylic paint I used a palette knife and applied it as her hair. Once that set a bit I blended white gesso into it to create the highlights in her hair. This also helps smooth out the molding paste a bit. I used Some of Prima's Vintage Trinkets and flowers, to give her a head piece. her little crown is a Canvas Corp banner. I added details to her eyes with India Ink and White Opaque Copic paint.
This piece makes me want to do a Digital piece with the same style. Might have to try that. ;)
Mixed Media is popular right now in the crafting industry and the same artistic techniques can also be used when scrapbooking. Use the prismacolor watercolors on a patterned paper to add dimension. Or use Gesso as a background to a photo. Use India Ink to outline your page or doodle a fun design, there are so many possibilities. Don't be afraid to try something new and step outside of your comfort zone. :)
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And have a creative weekend
Thank you so so very much Jamie, for everything you do. I truly adore you. Please everyone, take a moment to hop over to Jamies blog and follow her. Her work is beyond amazing and she does it all. Also if you enjoy reading, try her book The Guardians Kiss. Filled with angels and demons and things that seduce your senses.