Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mixed Media Heart Shaped Boxes

Hi everyone ! Melissa here, with a design team project for August's Mixed Media Warrior Moodboard.  I was inspired by the vintage theme photos, and have been wanting to put light colors on black gesso. 

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To make this project I painted two Martha Stewart paper mache boxes with black gesso. I glued the big items down with glossy accents, the lace, keys, and glasss pebbles, copper birds and dragonflies. I started with Prima waxes by Finnabair, but layered on several kinds of paint: silver and gold acrylic stencil paint by Momenta, Prima Opal Magic Paints, purple and turquoise enamel paints by Posh, Tattered Angels Mist in brown, Winsor and Newton Prussian Blue, Lindy's Magical in Yellow Rose of Texas, and blue chalk ink by Tsukineko.  I outlined some items with black gesso.  To add visual interest I glued on copper embossing powder, micro beads,seed beads,chain, a few rhinestones, and glass glitter.  

The word stickers are from Tim Holtz. The safety pins are from 7 Gypsies. The mini bottle caps are from Hobby Lobby, the little photos in them are from some Susan Lenart Kazmer papers.

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

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