This is a late card for Ky's Let's Play Favourites challenge a couple of weeks ago. I took my bright colours (so not me) from Kate Crane, along with the use of text in the background though it's mostly covered up. And I used one of my favourite technique for mixed media backgrounds - though it's a slow one and I haven't enough time to use it much recently. You can find the Layered Gesso Background tutorial HERE.
I pretty much followed the tutorial.
Base layer of gesso.
Stamped trust, shelter, refuge, shadow over it, horizontal and perpendicular.
Brushed light aqua and yellow acrylic over, mixing it.
Added more gesso in places.
SU mask, glass bead medium mixed with orange and green pigments.
Carabelle clock stencil, Mowed Lawn and Salty Sea distress ink.
Plaid feathers (part of a dreamcatcher stencil set) added with texture medium mixed with blue pigment.
Rubbed with luster rub-ons when dry, also some of the card base.
Edged with white acrylic.
Sentiment stamped on white card and border added while in the die.
The feathers were stamped in Versamark on heavy vellum and embossed with gold. They're coloured on the back with Sharpies and sponged on the front with distress inks, and then finished off with some hints of Stickles.
To hold them down, I die-cut a button (MFT) from a tomato paste tube and tied it with twine. Actually I had three feathers, but that was covering too much of the background...I already think I covered too much but a background on its own isn't much good.
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 GMT Views: 412
Registered: October 18, 2015 Location: Cary, NC Posts: 8977
Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:27 AM
This is gorgeous, Sabrina! I always enjoy reading about everything you do to achieve the results. You are really amazing! I love your quote as it has always been a favorite of mine. What a wonderful piece of art you created.
Registered: May 12, 2016 Location: NW Wisconsin Posts: 6956
Tue, Feb 13, 2018 @ 9:02 PM
Wow! What gorgeous colors and layers of interesting patterns! I have gesso on my must have list for this year to try something as extraordinary as your artwork. Those illustrious feathers look like piece of fine jewelry. Fabulous creation Sabrina!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 8795
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 8:13 AM
Your mixed media creations start me itching to get messy and make some...it used to be a fav thing for me until time restricted me to sharpies in the car at my lunch break. This is beyond words fabulous...especially the feathers and soup can button.
Registered: June 27, 2012 Location: Washington Posts: 15493
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 4:43 PM
OMGosh, Sabrina...you've got to STOP! Who can choose a FAV for this week! This is simply MARVELOUS...love the bright and vibrant color scheme and your mixed media elements...feathers are so, so, so pretty!
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