October 23, 2017

Dare to Blossom - Creative Artiste Challenge #31

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing a mixed media project, with which I’m playing along at www.creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.auIt is my entry for the Creative Artiste Challenge #31.

The challenge is sponsored by DecoArt and a fabulus Mixed Media starter set will be given to the winner! 

Dare to Blossom

It measures 9” x 6” 1/4, and as a base I used 2oogsm black cardstock. I also used 300gsm watercolor paper where I glued my composition to give it a frame. I tore the edges all around to give a distressed look.

For the quote, I was inspired by Anais Nin’s famous quote:  

“And the day came when 
the risk to remain tight in a bud 
was more painful than 
the risk it took to blossom.”

I started by creating some texture with a background stencil and some crackle paste. While the paste was still wet, I tore some pieces of chipboard elements and created my composition, to look like a flower bouquet. I also used a piece of metal embellishment and some mini art stones.

I tried to find pictures of the chipboards on the internet, because I had them for ages and I had thrown away the packages.

I made a mixture of gel medium and mica powder, in copper, and went over some areas, to give extra texture.

For the butterflies, I went over a stencil with the gel medium mixture. When it was dry, I fussy cut the butterflies and colored them with acrylic sprays and mists.

I painted my project with Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics and Acrylic Sprays. I also used Prima Marketing Metallic Accents.

I did some stamping and heat embossing with black powder, which then I sanded a bit to tone down the shine.

I used Decoart Weathered Wood, around the border, to give more interest to that film-stripe like pattern I painted.

I sealed the whole project, with Decoart Media Soft Touch Varnish.

I really hope you like it!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Until next time

Be Brave, Be who You want to Be!

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