I couldn’t stop at just 1 project this go around with The Funkie Junkie blog challenge ‘All You Need Is Love’ (details here) and my Sending Monster Sized Love card has the details, too.
I had a project that just wasn’t working. I kept putting it aside, coming back to it, struggling but really LOVED the texture. What to do ~ rip it apart and gesso.
I don’t ever throw anything away. I looked beyond the crazy bold colors and decided this could be a decent base for a layered mixed media/steampunk kinda project. I then grabbed a bunch of tidbits, Distress collage medium and started layering.
I find when I am doing this type of project that it comes together easier if a paint each layer and also after adding a couple of elements. I liked the idea of gray gesso vs black or white. This would allow for the red to pop and not lose the black shadows or white highlights. Be sure to mix what you use, also. I have paper cut from dies, wood, metal, burlap, grungeboard, foam stickers, cardboard and even 3-d flowers.
Add some Distress candied apple paint, dry brush white gesso and add watered black soot where shadows are for pop. A few close ups ….
Completely different than how this Idea-ology Etcetera Tag started out but I sure do LOVE it!
Thank you for viewing and have a LOVEly day! xo