I have really been enjoying seeing all the mixed media art out there lately. It's something that i've never done before and I wanted to learn more. I signed up a while ago for Christy Tomlinson's She-Art Girl workshop and have been slowly working my way through her amazing videos. It was hard for me to get started on my own canvas. I felt like I was going to mess it up or do something wrong. A few of my scrappy friends encouraged me to just do it! So I finally did.
I had some friends over this past weekend and we all played with canvases, paper and paint. I had a big stack of leftover Basic Grey papers and I picked through it for some color inspiration. I tried to use as many stamping techniques as I could from the workshop videos. I used a Tattered Angels glimmer mist mask with acrylic paint and that didn't work out too well, ha ha! I ended up covering much of that mask with other random paint and stamping.
I also raided my stash of rubons and used a ton of them. I used some heart stamps I forgot I owned and also stamped with bubble wrap, mesh wire, and toilet paper rolls.
I had SO much fun making this canvas. By the end of the day my hands were covered with paint and I had modge podge in my hair. This is the most fun I've had with my scrap supplies in a while. I will definitely be making more of these. I do need some work on the head/hair/neck dimensions. This girl is heading towards having an afro and the poor thing has no neck!!
Have you ever done any mixed media art? This is my first dive into the pool and so far i'm enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by today!