Come Sit With Me

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by.  I'm so thrilled to be back as a Design Team member for Mixed Media Supplies again this term and I wanted to share this project with you.
You'll need:
cardboard (about 8 x 6), with some of the corrugated areas visible
Printed book paper sheet - stash
Park bench (cut 5 times) - stash
Mica (Sapphire)
Texture Background stamps (bark background, diamond fence background)
e-brush with marker adaptor
leaf and vine punch
acrylic medium
flexible modeling paste
putty knife
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.

Rub the Gelatos on the gessoed surface.  Using a waterbrush, smooth the color a bit on the surface.  Let dry. Spritz a little of the mica if desired at this stage.

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....
It was pretty stark looking so I dry brushed a bit of white paint on the surface to soften the tone.  Set aside.

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.
Using the diamond fence stamp, lightly add the texture to the far right of the cardboard.

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.

Add the gems to the flowers, securing additional elements as desired.  Print your sentiment, cut into desired word strips and add a doodled box around each of the word strips. If desired, add a little more color with the eBrush and glue to the base.

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! 

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