Friday, August 1

August Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is LIVE!!

Hello bloggers! It's my turn to host the third challenge this month on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog! Our theme is stencils and pastes.
 
 
Examples of paste include modeling paste, texture paste, embossing paste, super heavy gesso, gel mediums - basically any thick medium that will add dimension and texture to a project once applied through a favorite stencil. I chose light modeling paste.
I started with a 6x6 deep edge canvas and scraped modeling paste through a stencil with a palette knife.
 
 
I then added some paints from the Dina Wakley Media line. Dina's new heavy body acrylic paints are lovely to work with as well as her new brushes. I used Sky and White paints, keeping the shading lighter in the center and watering them down when needed.
 

 
 I added some painted circles, lines and splotches to a few areas on the canvas to add color.
 
 
My focal point is a little birdie from Dina's Scribbly Birds stamp collection. I stamped the birdie on watercolor paper and painted  her with Magenta, Lemon, Tangerine and White paint. She's perched on a piece of DCWV corrugated cardboard. I splattered Magenta paint onto the background before I attached the perched birdie! Here's the final project ...
 


Our very generous sponsor this month is the Eclectic Paperie!!
 
 
They have kindly donated a $25.00 gift certificate to a lucky random winner, so grab your stencils and pastes and join us for a chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear from you!


13 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Love this Lynn, that birdie is too cute!!!

Rachel said...

Amazing amazing drop dead gorgeous canvas!! I love the texture script and your colors are so yummy.

Phyllis said...

so glad you are host this month, love the bird and all the textures

Darnell J Knauss said...

OMG, as I total bird-loving nerd, I am in love with this, Lynn!! Thank you for showing how you made this magic happen!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

jackib said...

Another winner, Lynn!!

Donna B. said...

Awesome canvas Lynn!! I love that text stencil and now I must own it. You're such an enabler!! LOL!! Thanks for showing how you made this - very inspiring.

Judy Shea said...

Hey Lynn.. coming to you from Marjie Kemper's blog. Beautiful textures.. love what you did.

Julie Steed said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your colors and all of that delish texture makes me want to reach thru the screen.

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is gorgeous! I just love the colours and that little birdie is the cutest thing! Your background is amazing, thanks for the step by step! :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Beautiful! I love all the dimension and interest that the various layers and textures added to your piece. Blessings!

yyam said...

Ooooh...this is such a fabulous project...just puts a smile on my face!:)

Sue Lelli said...

Lyn, this is absolutely Spectacular! LOVE your steps and that DW birdie and all of the texture you created with molding paste! FAB colors and LOVE the corrugated cardboard piece!

Linda Kunsman said...

really gorgeous Lynn! I love the colors and that adorable Dina birdie. I think that's the same stencil I used on my tag:) Thanks for the inspiration!