Live in the Moment Mixed Media Art
Created by Sophia Vida
The inspiration for this piece came from a colored pencil sketch I did a few years ago. I started by covering my 11″ x 14″ canvas with torn pieces of cardstock that I glued on with Matte Mod Podge. I wanted a little extra texture so I cut a circle piece of paper lace in half and glued that to the top right and bottom left corners with Mod Podge. After that dried I painted over the canvas with different colors of acrylic paint in blue, pink and yellow. I didn’t put a thick coat on because I wanted some of the papers and textures to show through a bit. I also painted the side edges of the canvas.
Next I used dark purple paint with a Martha Stewart stencil I bought at Home Depot and stenciled a few vines/flowers on the canvas. I then sketched my tulips on the canvas and began painting those in.
I took a step back and felt it was a little too bright for me, so I got my favorite Tea Dye Distress Ink and distressed the edges of the canvas and the painting itself. I printed the sentiment on my computer using WordArt, Times New Roman Font, Size 36. I then cut it out and distressed that as well. Next I glued the sentiment to the canvas using the Mod Podge.
I sprayed the canvas with Pearl Glimmer Mist and let it dry. Last I added several butterflies which are made from acetate; they came from a K&Company, Susan Winget SW Floral Die-Cut package I found at Joann Fabric and that was it!
Voila! You have a one of a kind Mixed Media work of art!!!
Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making your own Mixed Media Art!
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