how stunning is this?.........from bits of plastic stuck onto a small canvas with moulding gel, then wrapped with aluminium foil, pressed over the plastic bits & painted with a watery ultramarine blue acrylic!
old watercolours have been dragged out of the box to be scrubbed in places to remove some colour, torn into smaller pieces, re drawn over with oil crayons,...... pink lily .......
gessoed, repainted with acrylics, stamped & stencilled with moulding gel medium, bubble wrap, plastic lids, wood block prints, alphabet stencil, layers of paint,
i used naples yellow, permanent sap green, brown madder, cad yellow light, prussian & ultramarine blue & vermillion, sometimes mixed & sometimes straight from the tube, & sometimes watered down.........
gel medium stencil circles at the top, painted with three layers of acrylic,bubble wrap stamp in the background, pink circles painted with layers of acrylic, small circles made by stamping with a piece of lego dipped in paint.
there are lots of exercises to explore to create mixed media surfaces, i am trying some from the book "Surface Treatment Workshop" by Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson.thanks for looking at what we are doing. we enjoy recycling / upcycling, re styling, re building all sorts of things......hope you do too!