Showing posts with label Mixed Media on budget. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mixed Media on budget. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mixed Media on Card Board.

I wanted to do something... anything, with the box, the crackers came in.
So, I cut it to the size of a printer paper. That is the size of the photo frames I have.
I have done it before.  The Dark Emotions, do you remember that one?
But, the cardboard got bulked with all the wet paints.
So, I was bit reluctant to try again... But, it is just an experiment, right?
i searched on the net to see how others did it. Got this video

Like in the video, I added two layers of newspaper to the cardboard. When I was adding more layers, the paper layer happened to rip a bit. So, I had to add bits of paper on it again. 
I am happy with the background:
For the focal point, I added picture of a cat. I cut it out from a calendar. Added little bit of paint here and there, it looks like done.
So here, is my Mixed Media Cat:

Before the piece got completely dried, I put it under a stack of heavy books. So, it is not bended like the "Dark Emotions".

PS: I made fiber paste and used it in this piece too. 
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Index card : first trial

You have seen many people are doing Index Card a Day project.
Index cards are not great paper to hold mixed media art work.
Index cards are small and budget friendly. So, i need to give a try.
My index cards are ruled ones. But, the opposite side is blank. Aha! I can do with that..So, my briglhty bright Crayola pip Squeaks washable markers get to work. ( FYI: I am not paid by them)

My lovely niece gave me a beaded necklace to upcycle. I used the beads to stitch around the card.

The drawing was inspired by the Rosebank Park, in the beginning of the spring. (Which was not mowed and full of wild blooms and green grass).
The card can withstand the stitching. The markers are great on it. Guess, I will try few more without being scared of ruining anything expensive.
Do work similar small scale projects?
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