Super long post on how I made the banner for the Mid Month Muse Guest Designer project. Grab a beverage of your choice and enjoy! :)
I pressed this banner before I began creating. I gessoed the banner with the initial thought of having an border masked all the around in black medium. I later abandoned this idea.
Distress Paint – Vintage Photo, Stephanie Barnard Artichoke and Mister Huey’s Clay (Later covered the clay with Lindy’s Gossamer Gold)
Lindy’s Drink Me Silly - Blue Hawaiian Blue, Cosmopolitan Pink, Fuzzy Naval Peach, My Mojito Green, Bit o’Bubbly
I sprayed on the above colors in horizontal bands across the gesso. To avoid purple when the sprays mixed I used the coral colors as a buffer between blue and pink. I used the corals again between the yellow/gold colors and pinks. Once I sprayed the inks I lifted the canvas to mix the colors, my fingers as well. The Mojito Green was a good way to transition my Vintage photo and Artichoke.
Prima Chalk inks are awesome!!! Here is how I painted my resin pieces.
I dabbed the chalk inks I needed on the counter top (you can use your nonstick craft mat if you don’t scrap at your breakfast bar LOL) for the bird I brushed on Turquoise Stone. To have the color run into the crevices I dipped my finger into water and rubbed a bit here and there. Then I pulled Blue Jay and Farmers Jeans into the Turquoise in varying degrees to shade and accent the resin. I used Colt’s Foot for the beak, mixed in Knotted Wood for the feet with the Colt’s Foot. Black Coal for the eye. For the wishing well I used Rusty Bucket, Dark Bark and Knotted Wood for the brick base, Tin Can and Worn Jeans for the roof with Teal Damask for the water. I used Hot Glue to add the resin to the canvas.
Also pictured is where I tried to use the pastel pencils on the canvas with the TCW Cherry Blossom Mask. Then I overlaid the pencil with textured fibers medium mixed with Maidenhair Fern Green Lindy’s. The next morning it was dry and the medium had soaked into the canvas so no dimension. The pastel pencil came though so we will just view as a very distant tree branch. LOL
The flowers and leaves are all die cut from white cardstock and colored in copic markers. The purple violets I used the pastels to accent. The centers are Viva Pearl Pen Sunny Yellow. I love yellow centers to flowers.
Finishing up I randomly dropped so mixed pearl beads on the canvas. Pearls make me happy.
My neighbor gave me a piece of bamboo from his stash (don’t ask) and cut it for the banner. I used left over painted floral wire and the Petaloo flowers to hang the banner.
I am really honored that The Flying Unicorn allowed me the opportunity to be the Guest Designer from the Forums for the New Mixed Media Kit. It was so much fun playing with this large of a piece. I wouldn't have attempted this without the kit. With that said –
Go get your kit before they sell out!!! This is an epic opportunity to create on a large playground!
Create Your Happiness
JUNE MIXED MEDIA KIT
Maya Road Chipboard Letters
TCW Mini Quatrefoil 6”
18” x 27” canvas banner
Stephanie Barnard Spray – Artichoke
Mister Huey Spray – Clay
Distress Acrylic Paint – Vintage Photo
Flying Unicorn Butterfly Adornment
Petaloo Velvet Flowers – Dark Blue
Royal Langford Pastel
Kaisercraft – Grunge Stamp
FROM THE FLYING UNICORN:
Lindy’s Drink Me Silly - Starburst Sprays
Lindy’s Beauty School Drop Out
Prima Turkish Grunge 6” and 12”, Flourish 12”
TCW 12” Cherry Blossoms, 6” Mini Bricks
Viva Pearl Pens- Sunny Yellow
Emboss It Dabber 1 Fluid Ounce Bottle
Shimmerz Dazzlers- Licorice Stick
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Brushed Corduroy- Distress Stains
Black Magic – Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
PRIMA CHALK INK:
Textured Fibers Medium
Tim Holtz Bird Cage
Sparkle N Sprinkle Embossing Glitter:
Mediterranean Star Embossing Powder [EP429]
Black Ice [G1020]
Archival Ink - Sepia
Lindy’s Gossamer Gold Moon Shadow Mist
Floral Vine Wire
Susan’s Garden Flower Dies
Liquid Pearls - Avocado
Prima - Shabby Chic Collection - Resin Treasure Embellishments - Garden Well
Making Memories 12” French Lace Cream Millinery (It came in one of the Flying Unicorn KOM)