Hello to all my crafty Friends !!!!
It feels like I am here after ages…. As last month I wasn’t able to do any art for personal obligations… But I am back with a beautiful and easy project which can get you a wow effect from anyone who you will gift it to and that I am absolutely sure of!!!
I have altered a simple paper bag into a beautifully transformed artwork with the most famous Little Birdie chalk paints…. If you think that the chalk paints are only for decoupage then here’s a version where you can put it to multiple use by using it for mixed media. I tried it for the first time and I love it …
So without further ado lets jump to the step by step tutorial of this lovely project:-
I took a paper bag made out of craft cardstock.
Then I adhered some papers from old book randomly to add a layer to the area where I was gonna do my mixed media. I also used stencil and texture paste to give some texture at few areas here and there. Once that was done I added white gesso on to the papers and wiped it out from certain areas so I can see the text of the book pages….. once that was dried thoroughly I applied the marsh green and muted teal chalk colors randomly…..
Once everything was dried completely took the same chevron stencil and added some texture with black gesso and also added the leftover papers from die cuts…… It will look something like this. basically just adding few layers …
Also added the twine the same color as bag just for some balance and texture and added more chalk paint wherever it was needed.
Usually I add lots of embellishments to my mixed media projects but since this was a bag I dint want to make it too heavy or bulky so I added the layers and textures with die cuts. I added some circle die cuts in black n white and some honeycomb die cuts in white. I adhered everything with heavy gel medium as I didn’t want anything to fall apart once I was done. I chose owl picture as my focal point cut bit to the right size added a photo mat with a normal cardstock and stressed the edges.
Any project looks incomplete without the beautiful little birdie flowers. so I added beautiful flowers in teal and white around the picture in a very random way… no symmetry at all.to balance my whole layout in which I have used die cuts I added die cut leaves rather than the normal leaves .
Last but not the least I added splatters all over with diluted white & black gesso. I think they really complimented my black n white textures and black and white die cuts which I used for the project. once everything was done and I was satisfied dried everything thoroughly I added random strokes with black gesso on the crown n base of the bag to highlight the artwork and give more depth to my project.
Its a very raw kind of mixed media and owl looks super wild so I will name this project Raw & Wild mixed media altered bag. I absolutely enjoyed this art work where I used totally new materials like chalk paints and heavy body gel from the store and I m super pleased with the results. Hope this post creatively inspire you all. so until next time Happy Crafting.
Love & Hugs
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