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!


  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.

  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

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

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

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

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