Morning, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We have another fabulous challenge for you over at the Love to Create Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.
I created a mixed media canvas this week using PanPastels Turquoise Tint, Turquoise Shade, Turquoise Extra Dark and Permanent Red.
I applied DecoArt Crackle Paste through Finnabair's (Prima) Grungy Grid stencil to add texture to the background and I then applied the same paste through Tim Holtz Hearts Layering Stencil to add further interest.
I applied PanPastels around the background of the canvas and then added some paint circles using Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Paints. I also added Remnant Rubs for added interest.
To give the backdrop some sheen I added Gold Mica Powder from Finnabair and Teal Zircon Primary Elements, both adding further layers of colour to the background. I then applied a coat of Mod Podge to protect and to prevent the PanPastels from moving whilst I applied further layers of the same colours.
I also included some vintage nibs for added dimension and added rusty wire around my centre piece. The centre piece is one of Sandra Evertson's cast pieces from Prima. I applied Crackle Paste to the Relic Cast piece, allowed to dry and then coloured with PanPastels and then added a coat of Mod Podge.
I also added some texture with a hot glue gun, adding strings of glue direct to the canvas. I also added touches of black splatters using Black Soot Distress Paint.
I added a metallic touch to the heart by applying more Gold Mica.
There is still time to enter our challenge and a chance to win a fabulous postcard from one of the DT members. My postcard from last week can been seen HERE, simply leave a comment on my postcard blog post for a chance to win a piece of art.