TUTORIAL: MY EXPERIMENT IN MIXED MEDIA
I’m fascinated with mixed media art but have little time to delve in the way I want to. But I decided I would just do one! It has a steampunk theme since I had a lot of things I could use in my stash and I really love steampunk. LOL
I had some canvases that sat sadly alone by my desk waiting for me to use them so I used one for my project. I was happy with it as it had depth (its canvas stretched on a wood frame) but wasn’t as heavy as a piece of wood would be. Its 9.5 inches by 10 inches so not so big that I might not finish it but still enough to put lots of things on it.
My next task was to find things to put on it. I searched every drawer that might have screws, bolts, etc. I also checked my jewelry pieces drawer. And the thing I really wanted to see if I could incorporate was Free Standing Lace (FSL). I have quite a few pieces – you can use any leftovers, even pieces that might not be *perfect*. The FSL can add a lot of texture to your project.
I hope you will have fun following along and creating your own one of a kind masterpiece!
I have since done a more *flowery* mixed media. . It made of a canvas board as my first project, Lace, beads of various kinds – the flowers are acrylic beads, mother of pearl – charms and beads, acrylic leaves, Czech crystals for flower centers. I painted everything when done with a clear acrylic paint, with fine iridescent glitter.