Summer song mixed media art card
Good afternoon lovely friends,
I’m back, sharing with you today a new mixed media art card titled Summer song. The card measures 5 x 7 inches and I used heavy weight watercolour paper as a base.
After applying a random coat of gesso, I started collaging bits of old book paper, cotton fabric strips and washi tape gluing everything down with Finnabair soft gel medium. When the collage was dry I applied another coat of gesso that I mixed with marble dust for texture. When dry I began adding colour to the background sprinkling mica powders, spritz them with water and then manipulating the paper to encourage some drips. I didn’t cover with powders the entire background. When the colours were dry I applied some brown Bistre spray, mostly on the edges and dried again using my heating tool. I sponged some white heavy gesso to tone down the colours and to add more texture.
For the wooden panel I cut down the ends of some lollipop sticks and skewers, split the ends to create a worn look and glue them on a piece of cardstock. To paint the panel I just sprayed it with Bistre and then I stained it in places, adding more of the same Bistre solution, to create a natural look.
I diecut the tag and some foliage using Tim Holtz and Memory box dies, stamped the bird on a scrap of white card and painted it using Brushos and then I fussy cut it. I painted the tag using the brown Bistre again and then I spread modeling paste through a stencil to create the spray of white flowers.
I cut a strip and diecut a doily out of crunchy waxed kraft paper from PaperArtsy. I added some sewing to my strip using different stitches on my sewing machine and then, using a palette knife I applied some heavy gesso for more texture.
I glued down all the elements using Finnabair 3D gel. I added three small clay eggs and a feather to create the nest. As a final touch I sprinkled Finnabair art stones and added touches of Light Patina art alchemy acrylic paint from Finnabair.
Have a wonderful evening,