Pretty on a Pedestal

Hello all,

Happy National Craft Month!  Hope you all are getting some nice creative time in during this month of crafty celebration.  I spent the other evening working on this mixed media project using wood, acrylics, and ink.  I really enjoy mixing things up by using different substrates and mediums.  A wooden block, candle stick holder and finial are a great way to achieve a different approach to mixed media.  Use these wood products along with a napkin, a little paint, ink and…BOOM, you have a great craft project completed.

Mixed Media Wood blck on pedastal 3.6.17

Key Elements:

  • A wood block covered with a pretty napkin and then coated with gesso (after the adhesive had dried).
  • Texture paint applied randomly to bring in some additional texture.
  • Additional layers created by adding some dots with a rubber stamp and archival ink.  The flower and saying were also stamped with archival ink.
  • Acrylic paints used to color the flower image.
  • Wood candle holder and finial painted with gesso.
  • Entire image sealed with a layer of varnish.
  • Elements adhered together with mixed media adhesive.

Materials used:

  • Wood block, candle stick holder, & finial
  • Design Design Inc, napkin
  • DecoArt Americana
    • Acrylic paint, Royal Fuchsia & Cadmium Orange
    • Texture paint
    • Gesso
    • DuraClear Satin Varnish
  • Ranger Archival ink, Jet Black & Magenta Hue
  • Art Basics, Soft Gloss Gel
  • Stampendous stamps, flower image
  • Bo Bunny stamps, dots

Happy day!


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