Created by Sophia Vida
This was a fun piece created primarily with cut out pieces of patterned paper. I painted a 9 x 12″ canvas in Folk Art Calypso Blue (including the sides).
Next I sketched my background picture in chalk and started cutting the shapes for the rolling hills, sun and kite. Once I got the layout I wanted, I distressed the tops of the hills with Ranger Tea Dye Ink, glued all the pieces in place and outlined them with a black sharpie marker. I then glued the sun in place and also outlined it with the sharpie. I highlighted the sun with yellow Stickles.
The next step was to draw a few puffy clouds and paint them in white. I accented the bottom of the clouds with watered down Calypso Blue. After the paint dried I outlined the clouds with the black sharpie and highlighted the bottom with the Star Dust Stickles.
Once I sketched the girl, I made a copy and cut out the individual pieces including each panel on the dress. I decided to add a little extra flair to her dress with real ruffled lace. Then I made an extra copy of the girl on white cardstock which I cut out and used as my base to glue all the pieces onto. Look closely and you’ll see that each panel of her dress is from a different piece of cardstock.
Her hair was cut from a small piece of yellow cardstock. With the Prismacolor Pencils I colored her face, neck, arms and legs and accented her hair, dress and shoes with Jelly Roll pens. Next I outlined her a little with the sharpie and accented her hair, dress and headband with the Star Dust Stickles.
Once she was completed, I glued her into place and added the words “In art she found herself.” which was printed from my computer in Curlz MT font size 30. Then I added Jolee’s Boutique Daisy Flowers.
Last, I glued the kite into place. To make the bows for the kite, I took small pieces of pink tissue paper and tied them with black string and glued them into place. I used the sharpie marker to draw the kite strings and Voila! You have a one of a kind work of art!
Materials used in the Project:
– Stickles: Star Dust and Yellow
– White Cardstock
– Prismacolor Colored Pencils
– Assorted Jelly Roll Pens
– Black Sharpie Marker
– Jolee’s Boutique Daisy Flowers
– Pink Tissue Paper
– Black Thread
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Matte Mod Podge
– Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tea Dye
– 1/2″ flat brush
– 1/4″ flat brush
– Clean water, paper towels, wax-coated paper plates for paint palette
– Sketch: Feel free to use this sketch for personal use. If you prefer, I can e-mail you a copy of the sketch in a PDF file format. Just let me know.
Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Mixed Media Art!
For those interested, this is the book “Collage Couture” by Julie Nutting that inspired this piece:
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