Hi there Dear Readers!
Welcome to the new month, new Creative Team term and brand new art inspirations to help you spread your wings!
Another mixed media treat from Kasia is waiting for you here today and I'm sure you will love how creative she got (again!) while making this sweet heart! Enjoy!
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Today I have for you a new mixed-media project created on my favorite kind of base made out of wood. This time I used a heart-shaped piece.
I was inspired by the image of this cute little girl that is the focal point of my work. I got this photo from my friend and I think it perfectly fits the heart.
This time I wanted to use something a little bit unusual for the background and I had this idea to take... real feathers. I glued them with the Soft Matte Gel which is delicate enough not to ruin their fine structure.
I had very soft small feathers and I used quite a lot of them, but I'm sure you will also get a very interesting effect when you use a big one or two.
I also added a few resin shapes to make my background a little bit richer.
My next step was to cover the whole surface with White Gesso and then - a very exciting moment - to add chosen colors. I simply made some mists mixing pigments with water and I got beautifully rich, saturated colors.
When I was satisfied with the colors of my project, I reached for one of my favorite products - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber Wax. I added it here and there to highlight the details and get more color contrast.
I also made my own embellishments with clear Art Pebbles. You just paint the bottom and simple as that - you get beautiful, custom made decorations for all kinds of projects. Here I used Art Alchemy Sparks paint (Dragon's Eye), it gave me a wonderful glossy effect.
Here's a video I made to show you the whole creative process. I hope it inspires you to create your own little assemblage.
I think that the feathers I used in the background added a special little touch to the "Go Wild" theme of this mixed media creation of mine.
I encourage you to look for unusual items that can help you create some amazing origina textures in your projects.
Keep your eyes open and happy creating!