I have created a mixed media canvas with a picture of my little girl.
This picture of her makes me feel so blessed and proud. I hope she will always be able to love, believe and dream... forever!
I was inspired by the September Challenge from Mixed Media & Art, and the September Moodboard from The Dusty Attic.
The golden mandala's and the teal, blue and purple colors were my biggest inspiration from the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art. The watercolour effect that both moodboards have in it, made me want to create with water and inks, and lot's of white space. I was also inspired by the round photo from the sketch from the MM&A moodboard.
I started with white gesso on the canvas, and when it was dry I added the Mandala stencil pattern and the Threaded Beads stencil with modelling paste.
When it was dry I added a second layer of white gesso.
Meanwhile I painted the Swirl Vine also with white gesso and glued it on the canvas.
I used Lindy's Stamp gang sprays to give the canvas blue, teal and purple colors.
I dripped the colors on the canvas and used a water spray bottle to let the inks move around. Some tissue paper here and there to remove some of the ink.
Next step, another layer of white gesso, dabbering gently with a distress ink tool.
As a finishing touch I used Finnabair Vintage Gold wax to give every item and the texture on the canvas, more dimension and depth.
I loved how the mandala pattern turned out with the gold wax on it.
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