I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE. (PABLO PICASSO)

Monday, 31 October 2016

Winter wreath

Good evening, today I am sharing with you a winter style mixed media wreath.


It all started with a piece of long raffia and from there my ideas started flowing. I used a jewellery elastic cord to secure the raffia as it's nice and strong.


Then wrapped it with aluminium paper and then with masking tape. With these done I had it ready to add some layers of fabric and lace mixed with Powertex.




From there on I just went mixed media mad and used Sparkle Texture Paste, Asphalt Paste and lots of Finn's products like Micro Beads, Glass Glitter, Graphite Paste, Mica Flakes. Also acrylic paints ... .
For finishing thought the natural dried lotus flower heads would be perfect touch. These are so unique, beautiful.
And of course a little bling for the wreath to make it look more sparkly, I used some of Spellbinders Rhinestones Chain.










All the best,
Kris

Friday, 21 October 2016

Peace

Good evening! The weeks are just flying by this year ...! I have a mixed media project to share with you today!


I can't believe how few I am doing recently. I hope to change that! And I always say that! I have loads of MDF's and stuff to be altered what are just collecting dust. But here's one today, finished and ready to put somewhere as room decor. As you noticed it's a 'PEACE' standing word (by Kaisercraft), extremely sturdy and it was a pleasure to use it for my artistic experiments. It measures 31 cm x 12,5 cm. I didn't gesso it, went ahead with chalk paint first to give it a starting point.


Then more chalk paints, acrylic paints, Distress Collage Medium Vintage and Asphalt Texture Paste by Faber-Castell too - it is a wonderful and interesting medium. I gave a final sparkle using Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes.
I wanted something autumny and I just enjoyed getting my hands painty again. Some close ups for you too! All the best!