A Mixed Media Challenge: “Pink”

I am taking the summer off, and so far I’m enjoying the hell out of it.  I have never had a real summer off like this, so I’m spending a lot of time doing exactly what I want to do.  We’ve done some home improvement projects, and, I’ve done a lot of painting and mixed media art.

This is a mixed media piece I created to enter a challenge.   It started out as just  decorated canvas but the more I worked with it the more screwed up it got until I had ot just fall back and start over altogether.  As the challenge was to use the color pink, I opted for spray painting the canvas in many shades of such a lovely color.  Then I added some mixed media embellishments that were also painted, along with a silk flower or two, and some handmade clay flowers and butterflies.  It’s not my best work but it was fun to make and I’m sure I’ll find something to do with it.

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Killin’ Time: My Mermaid Obsession (Part 2)

Here is another piece of deep sea art using chipboard products from Creative Embellishments.  I am entering this piece into the Creative Embellishments February challenge, which was to get inspiration from this photo:
il_fullxfull-344959819I am inspired by the fact that I LOVE mermaids.  The “twist” for the challenge is “white space.”  Under the sea, there is no white space!  But, I did manage to incorporate some white in there with the seashells.

Here’s my second entry for the challenge:

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This is my original creation using Creative Embellishments’ Mermaids, Seahorses, Seashells, Seagrass, and Seaweeds.  This is created on a 12×12″ canvas that was first textured with modeling paste and then a layer of cheesecloth was added to the lower half.

The background is colored with inks from Shimmerz (Heidi Ho Blue, and Jeni B Bleu) and highlighted with Pebeo High Viscosity Studio Acrylics in Iridescent Blue Green and Green Blue.

The chipboard nets in the corners were sprayed with Shimmerz ink (Don’t Be Suede), then highlighted with  Pebeo High Viscosity Studio Acrylics in Iridescent Copper.  The other chipboard pieces were primed with a layer of white gesso, then painted with various colors of Pebeo High Viscosity Studio Acrylics (iridescent colors)

The chipboard seashells were painted antique white, then spritzed with Don’t Be Suede, then dry brushed again with antique white.

Finally, little pearls, rhinestones, dried starfish and real seashells were glued on with acrylic gel medium.

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