Monday, February 1

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: February Reveal | Glitter

Welcome February 1st! The daylight hours are already getting a bit longer and more daylight is always welcome in my book!! Hope you all had a great weekend. My weekend was productive - family time on Saturday and crafty time on Sunday.
We have a new reveal on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog.
 
 As you can see, this month's theme is GLITTER! I haven't created a canvas in awhile so that was the plan. The DT was lucky this month as we received some yummy new paints from PaperArtsy.


PaperArtsy JUST released a new line of Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints in some seriously delicious colors. The paints go on soooooo smoothly and dry super fast. As a mixed media artist, I have ALOT of paints but these truly are a pleasure to work with. I grabbed a 6x12 canvas and applied a heavy coat of fiber paste to create a textured background. I then used Tim Holtz Bricked layering stencil and texture paste to add even more texture. This is a fun technique to use prior to adding paints or mists - the paints and spray inks then settle into the "nook and crannies" created by all the awesome texture! I then added two shades of Fresco Paint: "Captain Peacock" and "Caribbean Sea" to create an ombre palette on my canvas. I watered down the paints as I applied them so they would blend.  I then added some hand cut patterned paper hearts to the middle of the canvas. I painted a wood veneer "xoxo" with "Cherry Red" and glued that to the canvas. I added some beads around the painted word and here's the end result (I apologize for the lack of step out photos - I was down to the wire with this project - story of my life lately LOL)  
The glitter is on top of the "xoxo" which you can see better in my close-ups.
If you click on the photo you will see a sharper image and be able to see the glitter better.
Our sponsor this month is Frantic Stamper Inc. They are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to a lucky participant so make sure you follow our few simple rules to qualify! More detailed info on the MMMC Blog.
 

My supplies for this project are listed below and include all but the new 
PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints which you will find on their website. The wood veneer is from Crate Paper.
 
Thanks for visiting and please stop by the MMMC Blog for more inspiration using these paints along with this month's Glitter theme! Have a great Monday!!
 
Supplies:


20 comments:

scrapwordsmom said...

The texture here is divine!! And I love the saying Keep your Heart Happy!! The colors and the hearts...I just love everything I am seeing!

Fukiai GV said...

Beautiful work! I love colors you used!

CaroleAnn said...

I did the close up on this one and wow!! All the little details and glitter - just beautiful. The colors you have are wonderful and I love all the texture you have going on here!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic project Lynn! Love the textured background and all the shimmery detail!

KarenB said...

Lovely! I really like the effect of the glass beads and micro beads :)

glenda drake said...

Love all the texture

Helen said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE all that glitter!!!!!!!

Jane Royston said...

Love the colours and the texture x

Jerrie said...

I love your texty background! What a great mixed media glittery project!

Lys Scrap said...

Wonderful background! I love the wall texture and the bright colours!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

SaraK said...

Wow! So pretty!

Remya Sreekanth said...

It did make my heart very happy seeing this wonderful creation :) The blue Background went very well with the 2 hearts :) XOXO glittered :)
Remya

Beatriz S B-arte said...

I love this work !!, it is very original, with textures, colors and design !!
Thank you very much for the inspiration !! :)

Mac Mable said...

Love the texture you've created and those colours are gorgeous. Great idea to water down the paints so that they will blend, didn't know they would do that. Fabulous project and thank you for the inspiration x

Jackie P Neal said...

Wonderful use of glitter!! And I so agree, longer days are the best and spring cannot get here fast enough!!
Jackie P Neal

Carolyn Lakin said...

Love the texture, I too find it difficult to capture the glitter in photos. Fab project.
Carolyn x

miranda said...

love the color combo
gr miranda

Karen Petitt said...

It has it all, all my favourites too! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration at TMMC, your art is appreciated and very inspiring so big thanks for that Karen x

Grá O'Neill said...

Love the brick stencilled background and gorgeous patterned paper :)