This is Veena, today I am here to share the mixed media layout which I have created using the “Vintage Artistry Essentials” collection. I have used a photograph from KT Merry (ktmerry.com) for the layout.
I used an 8X10 canvas as the base for my project. I started the project by cutting “Vintage Artistry Essentials – Affirmative” (8X4) and “Vintage Artistry Essentials – Shadowy” (8X6) papers. Then, I applied clear gesso on the papers and left the papers to dry. I then white embossed a chipboard frame. I then adhered the papers onto the canvas, I also inserted cardboard under the top layer of the “Vintage Artistry Essentials – Affirmative” paper to add dimension.
I then added texture by applying crackle paste through the stripes stencil. Once the texture was dried, I applied spray colors in the shade of brown and green. I sprayed some water to help the color flow. After that, I picked up few “Vintage Artistry Essentials – Ephemera Bits” elements and distressed the edges using brown archival ink.
Then I started building composition by stacking the ephemera elements, frame and photo. Then, I added a flower cluster using “Sugar Posies – Fluff” and “Royal Posies – Marble Paper Flowers” flowers. I also inserted the leaves and flower stem from the “Vintage Artistry Essentials – 12 × 12 Collection” laser cut elements to give it a heavy look. I also added butterflies from ephemera bits and from the laser cuts.
Then I added pearls, glitters and mini stones on the flowers and the butterfly. I also applied some white gesso splatters to the project. I lightly stamped the project using “Ticket Express Stamp Set”.
I then prepped some art pebbles by applying white gesso, spray colors and once dried, I applied white pearl wax on them. I adhered the art pebbles around the composition. In the end, to adorn the layout, I added some “Vintage Artistry Essentials – Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets” and “Vintage Artistry Essentials – Rub-On Transfers”.
I have also prepared a process video for this project, please do check out.
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