Thursday, November 2, 2017

Autumn Portrait

Hi everyone! Here's a new DT page for the Mixed Media Warriors Challenge Blog.This is also my entry for the November 2017 More Than Words Challenge Outdoors & Woodgrain.

I think the wreath of flowers in the woman's hair and the colors of the page are evocative of the OUTDOORS.  The table has a nice WOODGRAIN on it. 



To make this page I took a piece of Pion paper and glued it to 2 layers of posterboard. I wanted it to be free standing, and to not get warped from all the media I planned on using. I applied matt medium with a credit card and sprayed with Tattered Angels mists in Rich Cocoa and gold.  I  used a Prima bubble stencil and put some texture paste on.  I used Prima Steampunk Copper on the stencilled on bubbles, and some Clear Rock Candy. I dyed Tresors De Luxe lace and cheesecloth with Walnut Stain distress ink. Things started looking too busy so I sponged on gesso in a few areas, and painted on Citrus Alcohol Ink.




To add visual interest I applied distress glitter, microbeads, Swarovski crystals, sequins, Vintaj brass leaves, Prima flowers,metal glitter, and more.




The teal bling is from Hobby Lobby. There's a few small pieces of sequined bridal lace from Hobby Lobby.  It was nice it was already dyed from some other project.





For the chipboard I sponged on gesso, then painted on a thick layer of Prima Clear Crackle Texture Paste.  When it was dry I dabbed on Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the top and also on the sides.  I put Ranger Clear Rock Candy on top, and brushed some copper mica powder on . I 




Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!








12 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous page Melissa! I love the earthy tones and the metallic highlights. So glad you could join us over at More Than Words.

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  2. Hello Melissa, what an amazing page my dear friend!! I love it so much !! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words. Have a nice day. xoxo Heike

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  3. Beautiful work Melissa !! Love the color combination so much !! Thanks for plating with us at More Than Words !! Hugs <3

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  4. Gorgeous. Love this. Thank you for joining us at More than Words.

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  5. Oh WOW! That is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

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  6. Stunning take on our challenge board!! Love all the rich colors and textures! All the best from MTW! :)

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