Mar 31, 2015

Mixed Media Fun - Playing with Gelatos

Spring finally did arrive, we had some beautiful weather here today. Sadly my daughter came down with the flu on the weekend. Thought she'd be ready to go back to school tomorrow, but now appears to have an ear infection, so she will have to go see her doctor tomorrow instead :-(

I wanted to do a mixed media project, and remembered the canvas notebook I got from Blick Art Materials a while ago, so I got out my gelatos, stencils and stamps and created this while my daughter was sleeping yesterday. 

The canvas was first completely covered with several designer paper scraps. Then I painted gesso over it so soften the look of the papers. Ended up with lots of gelato colors on top, and now the designer papers are practically invisible (unless you look really close). Stamped some words on the background and used a couple stencils with modeling paste to create a texture. The main floral stamp is from Penny Black - Demure. Some of the stems smeared when I added more gelatos, so I used a Faber Castell  Pitt marker to add them again. Finished it off by adding the sentiment, which I cut apart, highlighted them with a dark blue gelato, and then stamped ferns around the canvas.

I know this might look very messy, but I had lots of fun doing it :-) Wish I could spend more time doing mixed media projects, they are so relaxing to work on :-)

Linking it up here:
Artistic Inspirations -Anything Goes with a Twist of Flowers
The Mixed Media World Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
 Make My Monday -  Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 comments:

Maxine D said...

Ellie this looks to have been such fun to make. Love the outcome!! Do hope your daughter recovers soon.
Blessings
Maxine

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the textures!!!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Stunning Page. Fantastic colours and the stamping is fab.Thanks for playing along at MMW hugs Debs xx

Amy Johnson said...

So creative! I love the color. So sorry to hear your daughter is sick. That's no fun, especially when the weather is so beautiful.

Marina said...

What a beautiful canvas! The paints have a transluscent look and this project has great depth. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT