Hello to all you sweet folks out there!!
Here is a fun 8x10" Finnabair inspired mixed media on wood creation.
Whew - it went thru SUCH a metamorphosis - over and over and over again.
I can't even remember how many different colors this was before I was finally at peace.
And.... here it is....... :)
Some of the items that were used in this project!!
Started out with wood - hubby cut so they would stand up.
I used Marta's technique from Finnabair's Spread Your Wings Academy.
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Finnabair was the first mixed media video tutorial I saw when I started on this journey and the first type of mixed media project I ever did. So when she announced (on my anniversary) that this new Academy was starting - I knew I wanted to learn from it.
On thing for sure, after working on this project... I, for sure, have a LOT to learn so I am very very excited for the next tutorials.
To begin... I covered the wood with gesso - of course!!! And then the fun and frustration and fun and mistakes and fun began!!!
I added texture paste through stencil first and then began gluing down all the metal pieces, canvas pieces, lace, wood, chain etc.
Next came the layers of paint!! And more texture - glass beads and fiber paste. More gesso, more paint... and you know how it goes.
I did think to snap a picture at one frustrating point - dear me!!!
And here is a picture of my Finnabair metal flower turned butterfly! I was so proud of myself for thinking of what a pretty butterfly it would make. But I'm sure someone along the way was just as clever as I thought myself to be!!!!
Wish you could see all of this in person. I just couldn't capture a good picture of the cute little butterfly!!! There are also more of Finn's flowers - on I literally folding in half - it's over on the right side - and put fuzzy yarn inside for the stamen. Just can't see it in the pics - boohoo.
Picture of Finnabair flower before it became a butterfly!!
I am showing you the back because I did the same technique on the front but it didn't show in the end. My first time every doing a clear ink with stencil for a "resist". So fun and I loved how it looks on the back of the wood. YEAH!!!!
As always - I soooooooooooo appreciate you taking the time to stop by, read and look! You always make me so happy with your precious comments and every now and then I even giggle!!!