This is my first Mixed Media Canvas. So I thought I would post it to the Ponderings blog, working out of the journal. And the Artists in Blogland, Show & Tell post.
I have spent the last year, probably, watching videos, reading tutorials... trying to figure this out.
I had this old 14"x 18" canvas from years ago, so I decided to paint over my previous attempts to paint with acrylics. (I usually watercolor, so acrylics are very different for me!)
Can you see the difference in this 2nd pic and the first? I hated my one flower, so I decided to paste paper over it. The Eiffel Tower paper is from a gift bag that I love so much, I don't want to give it away. Instead I make copies of it, and reuse it again, and again.
I cut out a shape of the leaves, well, I guess you would call it a mask. I placed it over a few of the leaves, and used an old Stampin Up word wheel, so that I could just stamp on the leaf. The one above is a partial phrase from Emily Dickinson.
I also used some bubble wrap for the bigger background dots.
This shows some washi tape, travel rub-ons, and white pen to do some lines of dots.