Saturday, September 14, 2019

Fall in Love ... Girl Mixed Media Collage


Step 1
Choose a black and white drawing and tear around image and adhere to A3 watercolour paper. 
Paint in flesh colours using watercolour felt pens and / or flesh colour Gelatos, using your aqua pen for blending. Add black and white pen highlights to hair.
Step 2
Adhere collage papers to background. I have used old dictionary papers and paper napkins. Apply a light coat of gesso over the papers to tone down the patterns and print.


Step 3 and 4
Add stencilled patterns into your background over the top of your papers. Choose the colours you like. Spritz the papers with a light spray of Brown or Sepia coloured Ink. ( I have used Walnut Ink Crystals added to distilled water to make my own  spray)
I had pre - printed some rose stamps in black archival ink onto Gelli Printed papers.
 Cut out around your rose stamp and position onto your collage. Glue with a matt medium.
 Using a filbert brush in Deco art Avocado Acrylic paint , paint in leaves around the roses.

Step 5
Finishing your collage by hot gluing an assemblage of embroidered flowers and leaves onto your work. Use a brown waterproof pen to outline the leaves. Add some pink acrylic paint to shadow areas in the background.
 Choose a stencil to add modelling paste texture to your background. Cut out your words from printed paper and glue into position, outline the paper in the brown pen

Your beautiful girl is now ready to be framed!

She is....... Dignity and Strength Mixed media Canvas



Mixed Media Tutorial

Step 1 and 2
Crumple white tissue paper in your hands, then spread out to size of your canvas and adhere. This will automatically give you texture, make sure there is matt medium (glue) on top of your tissue layer as well as underneath. Dry.
Choose your acrylic paint colours and use a sponge to blend over the textured canvas.

Step 3
Glue some transparent paper to background. Use a stencil for the vase and flowers. I have used a stencil by Donna Downey. Use white Gesso for flowers and modelling paste for vase. Using your palette knife or scraper, scrape a little modelling paste onto background here and there.

Step 4 
Using your scraper add a line to your background, scraping towards the bottom of canvas in a few places. Block in your flower shapes in desired colours. Fill in your vase with white gesso, adding green stems to flower bouquet.

Step 5
Add leaves using a filbert brush and add white acrylic paint to flowers using the edge of the filbert or angle brush for petals.
 Add a darker colour for flower centers. Use a liner brush to add white details to vase.

Step 6
Using a Tim Holtz floral stencil add Modelling paste through the stencil for added dimension. Stencil the word "she" using  Paynes Grey acrylic colour and adhering scrapbooking stickers to make up other wording. With a small makeup sponge add Burnt Umber to edges of canvas to give an antiqued effect, also paint the canvas edges in this colour. Add a coat of matt sealer to protect your work.