Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My First Mixed Media I have caved into all the hype about mixed media and let me tell you, it's not as scary as it looks. After spending last weekend in the Scraptures booth at ScrapFest in Kitchener across from the FABULOUS Karen Ellis from The Art House Studio's booth,  looking at all her amazing stuff, and seeing all of my friend, Amy's stuff, I decided to take the plunge. I bought some canvases (on sale), stencils, a few paints, some Gesso and some modelling paste (with a M's coupon).

I watched 2 or 3 of Karen's Ustream videos to get an idea of what some of this stuff is for. So this afternoon I sat down in my scrappy space and got messy! Yes, MESSY!

Without further ado, here is my very first mixed media canvas! (please be kind)

A close up of the flowers that I made after watching Michelle do the (endless) hours of make n' takes in the booth at ScapFest
The canvas didn't turn out the way I initially envisioned it, but I am completely happy with the final product...funny how that happens.