cardboard (about 8 x 6), with some of the corrugated areas visible
Printed book paper sheet - stash
Park bench (cut 5 times) - stash
Texture Background stamps (bark background, diamond fence background)
e-brush with marker adaptor
leaf and vine punch
flexible modeling paste
small spray bottle
gelatos (green, blue, lavendar)
white tube paint
small jewels (flower centers)
word processing program
micron pen - .01 black
Prep the cardboard, remove additional paper if desired exposing more of the ridges. Apply a light coat of gesso and let dry.
On a palette, shave a little bit of the gelatos and mix with a small amount of modeling paste. The color should be a little lighter than the surface of your now colored cardboard. Lightly spread the colored modeling paste for a little more texture on the surface. Let dry.
Stack the 5 cut benches and let the glue dry thoroughly. With the bark texture stamp, lightly add some texture to the bench. I used some black and medium brown ink....
Tear the printed book page into strips and using the acrylic medium "glue" to the cardboard as desired. Apply a light coat of acrylic medium to the surface of the project. Let dry. Glue the bench in place on the cardboard. Let dry.
Add flowers and leaves and vines as desired on the fence, secure with glue and or acrylic medium. Using the ebrush and a marker in a very light brown, lightly spray the edges and around the bench and on the book print.... for a little more vintage look.
When everything has dried, lightly spritz with the sapphire mica for an additional bit of shine. Sign your work and display as desired.
Thanks again for stopping by the Mixed Media Supplies blog today! We're excited about the coming term and sharing additional ideas and projects with you. Enjoy some creative time this week!