zaterdag 28 mei 2016

mixed media beach lady

Today I want to show you my mixed media beach lady.
Inspired by the colors of the beach:
The blues for the water and the sky.
The whites for the waves.
And the cremes for the sand and shells.

Started this lady with glueing paper towel with gesso for the dress.
Made a mix from gesso and white fine sand and applied it on the dress to create the texture.
Randomly added the paints using an old credit card.
Once dry, I applied the last layer with gesso, also with the old credit card.

A lovely sandy texture.

I made the head with a clock chipboard piece.
The base was made with some paper.
It got the same texture as the dress.
Added the transparant pearls as they reminded me of some water droplets.

As the inside was hollow, I filled it with lots of crumbled paper towel.
Glued it all together and once dry, I painted with blue paints.
Also some gesso as a finishing touch.

Filled this mini glass bottle with some sand and added a piece of paper which I stamped first.

Some shells,pearls, twigs and sea stars.

Painted sandy texture.

Gave the black metal a touch with some gesso.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

zondag 22 mei 2016

two photo frames

Hi all! Today I have two photo frames with photo's of my girls and their boyfriends.
These frames are 15x15cm.

My intention was to take out the glass from the frames and start with that.
This glass, however, was stuck and didn't come loose so I decided to use it's transparency.
Glued the paper towel on the glass with the gel medium
 and once dry I gave it a touch with some gesso,
just enough to keep it transparant.
(I have these frames before my window in my hobby room and
 I just love the way the light shines through!)
The next step was to glue down all the flowers and other embellishments.
Gave it a coat with gesso before all the paints.
Set aside to let dry completely and finish with touches of gesso to get this look.

My youngest girl.

My oldest girl.

Nothing is safe from some gesso! :)

Some beads.

Love plate from my stash. Treated with some gesso and added some thread.

Some metal leaves.

A metal clock handle.

A piece from an old necklace.

Here you can see the effect from standing before my window.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx