Sunday, 25 September 2011

Where Thou Art

Another Mixed Media Canvas... this was such messy icky fun, I had paint, gesso and impasto everywhere!

There are many layers on the canvas, Donna Salazar Antiquities PP, Dress Pattern Tissue and; 7 Gypsies Tissue as a background, layered with vintage doilies, paint, impasto and many sprays! All topped off with delicious Dusty Attic and always so pretty Green Tara Roses!!

 The cogs were painted with Adirondack Copper and Terracotta Paints, dabbed with TH Distress Stain Walnut and then spritzed with Pearl Mist. This was heated until the copper paint bubbled to create texture.


The Wrought Iron Decorative Trim was painted in warm white and then spritzed with Moonshadow Pirate's Plunder Gold.

The dress form was painted in Golden's Titan Buff and Raw Umber, misted with Moonshadow Pirate's Plunder Gold and then dressed in Green Tara lace and muslin.

I am creating a step by step tutorial for the background on this one if you are interested, so check back soon, it should be up by the end of the month.  It's surprisingly easy and uses a minimal amount of 'fancy' art mediums, most you already likely will have in your stash!

Products used:

Dusty Attic 

Green Tara
   Lace L2864W
   Roses 1cm Ivory FDR001Iv
   Roses 2cm Red FDR006R
   Roses 2cm White FDR006Wh

Antiquities by Donna Salazar PP - Vintage Gears
7 Gypsies Tissue
Dress Pattern Tissue

Vintage Crochet Doily

Derivan Impasto
Jo Sonya, Adirondack & Golden Paints
Claudia Helmuth Gesso
Glue & Seal, Mod Podge & Helmar Tiger Grip
Lindys Stamp Gang Moonshadow & Starburst Stains

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  1. I love all the texture you created on this! Makes me want to reach out and touch it.

  2. I love, love, love it Mistra. Absolutely stunning. Can we put this up on the GT blog? Until everybody gets their goodie bag I am needing some thing to post. Speak soon I hope. Cheers Di xx