Hello lovely gaucheettes!!
Kristie Taylor here with an awesome 3D mixed media project to share!
Todays project was also featured on the Art anthology blog, since I used lots and lots of those awesome paints.
I am sharing this here as well because it is a perfect way to show how using all kinds of odds and ends can become something beautiful!
Here is my project: I call it “Fairy garden”
Isnt it just lovely!!??
I started our with a canvas and flipped it around to use the backside, so it kind of makes a frame. I glued metal ribbon around the edges and foam coated chicken wire to the background. Once that was sent in place, I used wire and lots and lots of E6000 glue to adhere a candle holder to the center. At this point, I knew that I needed a place for the main fairy to sit, so I glued a page from a wooden album onto the candle holder.
Then I started to paint….. now this looks awesome, but along the way it was several different colors before I found one I liked…. I LOVE blue/green/teal combo.. so I tend to use it a lot….no I mean LIKE A LOOOOOOOT!!!lol So I am trying to step out of my comfort zone and use other color combos… and sometimes this is very very challenging to me.. this was one of those times……………..
I started here.. two of the newer colors… and while they are very pretty, it just wasnt working to get the “feel” that I wanted, so whats a girl to do but gesso over it all and start again……………………………………………..
Then I changed gears a little and used some AA “Tigers eye.Amber and some Paprika” and I walked away to let it dry(kinda disgusted…lol … just sayin)
At this point, I still didnt like it, but decided to just go with it and see what happens….. so I added a LITTLE blue just to make myself feel better…………lmao!! (dont judge, i was having separation anxiety!)
Ok now I like the colors more, so I started adding handmade flowers using a beautiful collection from Heartfelt creations. and ribbon, lace,angel fibers, beads, pearls and so many things… and finally the fairies. and ended up with a gorgeous piece that I h=gave to a friend as a gift. She loved it!
Here are some close up shots:
Its one of my favorite assemblage projects.. I usually lean toward the dark stuff when it comes to assemblage, but this one took on a mind of its own, and to final projects is majical….. dont cha think?
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