Hope you are all having a good day. A few weekends ago, I decided to make my first mixed media mini-canvas. I started with a 4 inch canvas, and started adding items to it. I wasn't very thoughtful about what I was doing, and I ended up with a mini-mess! See:
I didn't really like anything about it (except for the text) so I did this to it:
Aaah, so much better! I really love the texture, and the hint of color showing through the gesso.
I keep a bowl on my work table, into which I throw scraps and bits stuff that are not worth putting away, but might be usable in a mixed media project. Here is how I incorporated some it into my project:
I am so much happier with this version. It is much more cohesive than the other, even though I was still just winging it. Once I added the rings, which were oopsies from my first button machine attempts, I thought it looked a bit weddingish, so I added my anniversary date and an appropriate quote, and now I have an anniversary gift for DH. As always, I used lots of Distress inks and paints.
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