Friday, 24 October 2014


This month's Mixed Media Challenge is to use ribbon, twine or fibres.
This is my entry

A brief 'How to'
1.  Canvas board painted with white gesso and left to dry.
2.  Liquitex Acrylic ink (put in spray bottles) sprayed top and bottom. Board tilted so the colours ran down
     the board. Colours: Sap green and Cerulean Blue. While still wet water was flicked on to the board to
     add some texture. Dried.
3.  Leaves from my rubber stamp set Natural Elements (not on my for details) using 
     Brilliance Cosmic copper inkpad. Dried and then the canvas sprayed with Permajet Permafix to
     stop the ink running with following products.
4.  Masks used with B&Q Flexible Filler for the swirls and birds (Crafter's Workshop and Peerless 
5.  Matt Medium was used to stick the fibres, skeleton leaf and lace cloud to the board.
6.  When dry the canvas was sprayed again, this time with Moon Glow...Azure Sea Asters and Ponderosa
     Pine Olive.
7.  The edges of the board were darkened using Walnut Stain Distress ink and a fan brush.
8.  Fabric leaves were painted with white gesso and then Liqiuitex Rich Bronze and Bright Gold inks.
9.  The tree stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils was used with Sparkle Mediums... Light Copper, Antique
     Bronze and Welsh Gold (Imagination Crafts). Sparkle medium was applied to the birds and swirls.
10. The windy swirls were made using a brush and water, blotted with kitchen towel.
11.Finally, the fabric and plastic leaves, sequin flowers and beads were glued to the board.