Sometimes, it’s all about how you view something. A simple change in perspective can make all the difference in mixed-media art. A whimsy is defined as “an odd or fanciful notion” and that is what this canvas is. It is a collection of the odd and fanciful items from The Shoppe and it experiments with gelatos and new materials to create something that is decidedly full of new perspectives and whimsies.
Perspectives and Whimsies — Relics & Artifacts Project Directions:
Collage an assortment of paper in geometric patterns onto the background of your substrate with gel medium. Let dry.
Dry brush white and turquoise paint over the collaged paper. Let dry, then lightly distress background with brown paint.
Once the paint is completely dry, blend silver, gold, and metallic icing gelatos over painted surface. Set aside.
Paint Relics and Artifacts medallion and key with gold metallic paint. Let dry, and then age with an assortment of blended metallic gelatos.
Paint scalloped chipboard frame with some white paint, let dry, and then distress with gelatos.
Stamp texture onto the background, and use the Stabilo All Marking Pencil to outline sections of the collage.
Add a light layer of texture paste to the corners of the collage. Let dry.
Lightly blend iced rose gelato over dried texture paste to highlight the texture.
Randomly edge the canvas with iced rose gelato.
Glue vintage text to chipboard circle from the inside of the scalloped frame, and then use strong-hold glue to attach medallion. Glue to the background.
Distress plaque with brown paint, and add brads.
Adhere scalloped circle, key, and numbered plaquette to the background.
Glue word stickers, and light distress with brown paint.
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