Day 5 – May Arts / Core'dinations / Petaloo Blog Week!
I have been so inspired by all the mixed media pieces lately that I thought that I would give it a try. I haven’t done anything like this ever and I am pretty pleased with the results.
First take your Canvas, mine was a royal blue one that I had used to make a piece for my sons room a couple years ago that didn’t match his décor any longer. I just started layering book pages, patterns, tissue paper and really anything that I had in reach. I just modge podged them willy nilly. After that dries then I just stared layering paint and inks here and there and finally I thru on some glitter.
After I had the background just so I went to my Core'dinations paper and cut out some stripes and then used a large scallop punch to round off some of the edges. I roughly sketched a tree once I had the shape I wanted I glued it on with some more modge podge. I inked the tree with some shades of green and some white to soften it up. To get a nice tree topper I used a petaloo flower on the top to finish up my tree.
Now the fun starts. I added ribbons and buttons to decorate the tree and the presents under the tree. Just have fun with it and remember there is no wrong way to make art. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
- Misc pieces of paper
- Core-dinations Cardstock
- Petaloo flowers
- May Arts Ribbon: PV25, 389-18-31, 389-18-17, 390-78-09
Blog post by: Jenifer Cowles