Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Beautiful Dreamer Mixed Media Wall Art

Hi everyone!
Jenn here with you today to share my latest project using beautiful stamps from Sin City Stamps!

For this wall hanging I used the following supplies:
Sin City Stamps Love of Butterflies
8X12 art board
Heavy black gesso
Crackle paste
Spray inks in shades of teal, purple, and gold
3D Matte gel
Hot Glue
Embossing powders
Micro beads
bits and baubles...(stash)

So here is how it was done...!

1. Start by covering your surface with black gesso and let dry.
Using an old credit card or spatula scrape on the crackle paste in different levels, (thin in some thicker in others)
Let this dry.
Keep in mind that if you are using a heat tool that the crackle paste will bubble if you hold heat in one area for too long so be sure to move it constantly around your surface.

2. Using the stamps and black archival ink randomly stamp onto the white crackle paste and let dry. Now you can spray on some color!

3.While you are waiting for the colors to dry, start to prepare your stamped butterflies.
Use a ink color of your choice and embossing powder in either clear or an iridescent such as I did. Dry with heat tool and cut out. Set these aside.

4. Now for some real fun!! 
Gather up all of the bits, baubles and flowers you have chosen and lay them out how you want them on your piece. Once you do this and get the look you want I recommend you snap a quick photo to refer as you glue it all down.

5. Glue everything in place and then let dry. Once it dries cover all of the bits with black gesso but do not paint the crackle space.

6. Now lightly brush a mixture of white gesso and crackle paste on the bits but do not cover all of the black. Once you have let it dry and then spray your ink colors one at a time drying in between until you achieve the desired look. I also used a brush to apply some gold I added at the end as well as with the teal in some areas. Finish it all off with micro beads for texture. Place the beautiful butterflies where you like to finish!

 I hope you find inspiration in this project and that it guides you to make one of your own! 
Remember to go to Sin City Stamps to purchase these any many other beautiful stamps!


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