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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Quirky Mayhem, of the messy mixed media variety!

 Gemma set the project this time as Mixed Media Mayhem, and told us to "get messy", well I certainly did that with my project (my hands are still very messy)! I chose this Digi, Tall Ship, from one of our sponsors Squigglefly, and wanted it to be on the sea. My sea isn't as good as I visualised, I had a fine oil painting effect in mind! I took one small flat canvas panel and covered it with white gesso first.When it was dry applied alcohol inks, using first some die cut clouds that I used as masks for the sky, then a wavy wave mask I bought at a show to get the horizon. I added the ship and coloured around the sails to match in with the sky and clouds. I added some fish and seahorse charms, and coloured them with Promarkers, and added glass ball gel medium mixed with acrylic white paint for the foam on the waves, applying it with a pallette knife (badly). I found a seagull stamp and stamped a few birds, and added some seashell ribbon to the hanging loop, the ribbon was from Crafty Ribbons a long time ago.
This is a close up of the project, messy or what! How I imagined this would end up was like a fine old masters oil painting - ermmm, think I have a long way to go!
 I hope to complete another project - it will be along later, and of course there will be many more examples next week in the reminder post.

So hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see some more great makes, and maybe to join in and win one of the three prizes on offer, from That Craft Place, Squigglefly and Digital Delights!

I have entered the following challenges:
Anything but a card - Spring has sprung, open challenge (ends in two weeks)
That Craft Place - anything goes (ends in two weeks)

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous project. Love how you have created the foam - must try that out. The leaping fish is superb. Thanks for sharing with us all at Anything But A Card this time.

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  2. Wonderful mixed media piece! I like the dimension of the waves and the sky is beautiful! So glad you joined us at Anything But a Card!

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  3. Wow! So much going on in this project! The seagulls and the waves give this piece a lot of motion. Love the Tall Ship by Graham as well. Great project!

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