Hello lovely people and happy Monday to you all! I have a message of love to share with you today, and a new mixed media process video! This started off without a plan – just collaging some old book pages and covering most of it with gesso, leaving a few words and numbers visible. I used Golden fluid acrylics in various shades of purple, turquoise, green and white along with a spray bottle and some stencils to create an interesting background.
I decided I wanted to try a portrait over this background, but after about 2 hours of fussing with it, it just wasn’t coming together so… away it went! A coat of gesso and a large sheet of scrapbook paper took care of that! Instead I took it in a new direction: a large heart with a quote I read recently that made me smile. 🙂 I got to play with my Elegant Writer pen – a calligraphy marker than activates with water, creating a wonderful inky look. The ink turns various shades of black, purple and green when wet. Watercolors, Kuretake Zig pens and Neocolor II crayons went on as well… I take “mixed media” to the limit! 😀
I tried to use opaque white ink and letter stamps to make the quote, but the ink was not cooperating so I used a Posca paint pen to write it out myself. Lettering is not my strength, but I think it came out okay! I finished it off with some doodles and it was done!
Supplies used :
- Daniel Smith Watercolor Essentials Set
- Caran d'Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels
- Golden Fluid Acrylics
- Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen (Watercolor brush markers)
- Daniel Smith Watercolor Essentials Set and Daniel Smith Watercolor Primatek Set
- Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils
- Liquitex Professional White Gesso
- Liquitex Professional Matte Medium
- Posca Paint Pens (White & Black)
- Speedball Elegant Writer Pen
- Fabriano Studio 11 x 14 Hot Press Watercolor Paper
- Graphite Pencils
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