Hello! I'm doing something different today with my WOYWW post. I'm going to go through the step-by-step process of my State Fair submission (juried art show). I can't show the completed project, but close enough!
So the pic above shows the beginning. I went through magazines (I'm picturing one of my favs) and tore out pictures in a blueish color scheme. I LOVE this part, because I'm a magazine addict.
Once I selected the pictures, I layed them out on my canvas. Once I had that figured out, I rubbed each piece with the Nevr-Dull. I learned of this process on Katie Kendrick's blog, Joyously Becoming. I love her art and she has an online class coming up. I SO wish I could take it, but my fundage is low right now (trying to buckle down to buy a new house). *smile*
Anyhoo, this is what it looks like after the rubbing. I rubbed it over stencils, to give it texture. You could rub it over anything really - a very cool effect!
Then, I glue it down with gel medium. I like to use a wall painting brush because I can cover quite a bit of space in a short amount of time. I have no patience - it's something I'm working on.
And after the gel medium dries, I add layers of paint, etc. This is NOT the finished piece. I still have to add my girly and the words. I don't want to show the finished piece, because I don't want to somehow disqualify myself from the show. *smile*
I hope you enjoyed watching one of the processes I use to create backgrounds for my mixed media pieces. To see more wonderful work desks/spaces, visit Julia's blog, Stamping Ground!
Peace, Love, and Chocolate