October is keeping me busier than usual.. more of art everyday :)
Today I have a mixed media project to share which is loaded with stuff, and I had a wonderful time doing it.
The project is based on the theme for Stage 1 of Creative Art Joint Project by Mixed Media & Art - Mechanical Explosion, where one obligatory metal element has to be used, which shouldn't be from the scrapbook store, and the use of wings in any form. Quite an interesting project started by MMA which opens more possibilities for creativity. This project is also inspired by More Than Words October challenge where the theme is to use fabric somewhere.
For this project I had quite a number of things in mind as metal element is already popular in mixed media and there are lots of things to choose from, but here the element should not be from scrap store. So I decided to work on a boutique/sewing kind of theme and use a couple of bobbins that I had in my sewing box. This way I could incorporate the elements from both MMA and MTW.
To start with, I took a canvas board as my base and glued some laces and scrap pieces of cardstock in an uneven manner. Also I included a measuring tape and a couple of chipboard scraps for a more enhanced background. Then I arranged all the embellishments and elements - BOBBINS, pair of small scissors, buttons and some Finnabair stuff, and covered the whole panel with white gesso.
Now the panel is all set for some color. This time I had no clue what color to apply. I was totally blank, yet wanted it to be bright and beautiful. I randomly picked one of Magicals set from Lindy's - "Hawaiian Islands" which has some really pretty colors. I decided to add more highlights with some rust and patina pastes from Finnabair, followed by Finnabair Wax - "White Gold" on the metal elements and on chipboard. I couldn't wait to add my Prima flowers and Julie Nutting doll that I adore in this whole project. I created wings for the doll with wire and net. For the final touch, I added in some areas, Glass glitter by Finnabair in the shade "Gold Rush" which actually gave a gorgeous shine. Finished it off with highlights of white gesso and some text stickers by Tim Holtz.
That's all of it!!
More detailed pictures...
With this work, I participate to:
Hope you got inspired today..
Have a great weekend!!