Hello everyone, WOW! Marti Wills is in the house showing us a fabulous mixed media projects. These pieces have so many different mediums and techniques with the Artist Pigments, Twinkling H20's, and Silks. I love all the different things she uses from drawing, painting, stamping, and stenciling...great job Marti!
Marti here. I wanted to share two mixed media pieces I did recently to give my mom for Mother's Day. We are from New Orleans and my mom still lives there - of course the Fleur de Lis is very popular as is everything French. So I gathered up a bunch of goodies and got to work!
I drew the figures myself and colored them with colored pencil.
Then I worked on the background. I started with MDF - medium density fiberboard i get at Home Depot and have my hubby cut for me. I also grabbed some wood moldings while I was there and used one on both of these pieces. I painted them with Luminarte Silks - GORGEOUS on wood!
I still had some papers left from one of my ALL-TIME favorite paper collections - Mon Ami by Christine Adolph. This is where I got my color scheme. I layered strips of the paper, stamped tissue papers and beautiful shimmery paints made by mixing Primary Elements with a bit of glazing medium.
To give them a bit of punch I also mixed the same Artist Pigments with Heavy Bady gel medium and used it with the wonderful Monarch stencil to get these raised shimmering Fleur de Lis.
I also painted part of the dress, the crowns and the king's necklace with gold Twinkling H20's and added some teeny tiny nail art gems.
This project was so much fun - I can't wait to make more!
Thanks for visiting!