Hi everyone, this is Katarzyna, and here is my first work – Hello Handsome Canvas. For today’s inspiration, I have prepared a mixed media canvas, especially for Men’s Day. I applied paste on the base using stencil and glued scrap elements. I decorated the base with a cardboard element that I had previously embellished. I coloured the work and decorated it with flowers. In the central element I placed the male figures and the inscription from “The Classic Gentleman” collection. Finally, something shiny and the work is ready.
Holla! Jinal Savla here…This month I have been experimenting with art journal and various techniques of mixed media… Let me take you through the process.
Step 1: Glued down 2 pages together to create a slightly thicker base and then primed it with Little Birdie’s white gesso.
Step 2: Sprinkled water randomly on the page. Used Vibrant shade chalk paints from the brand with combination of pink, orange, and yellow and blended them together.
Step 3: Used reverse stenciling effect. Before the paint dries I used a stencil to lift some paint off the page with a baby wipe.
Step 4: To add more texture, stamped certain designs/texture randomly to get the depth using LB – pigmented dye ink pad…also stamped ‘Dream’ on the right side of the page.
Step 5: Used Little Birdie’s Gold leaf flakes along with gliding glue to achieve the shimmer sentiment- ‘Shine’
Step 6: Die cut flowers using LB thin cut dies, watercoloured the inside, stuck it slightly keeping one over the other and doodled the outline with 0.5 marker.
Step 7: Added sentiments and a bird element along with sprinkled paint to complete the final look of the page.
Art journaling is super relaxing and I usually enjoy working on it when facing any kind of creative block. You can experiment with different techniques, background, textures and so forth… it gives you complete freedom to express! Hope you too give it a try and experience it for yourself.