Hi there! Over at Happy Little Stampers this month we have our new Mixed Media challenge up and running. I'm not on the DT for this challenge but decided I wanted to play along and just spread the word about the challenge.
I got down and dirty today!
I created a canvas using Oil Pastels and my fingers :). What no stamps??
I started with applying gesso to the surface of my canvas. I scribbled my oil pastels around and blended with wet fingers. I kept repeating that until I was happy with the coverage and the colours.
I gave it all a quick dry off with my heat gun. Using black, I started to draw the circles for my flowers, then the stems and lastly the leaves.
I coloured in all the circles and leaves and with a wet finger I went around the outlines of everything just to soften it up.
I used a stencil and archival ink for the background texture.
Just to define things more I used a white gel pen as an outline.
Lastly I sprayed the whole thing with a gloss sealer.
I have never attempted this sort of mixed media before so I was very happy with the result.
I am going to link up at
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Thanks for popping in today xx