Monday, 3 February 2014

A Mixed Media ATC

Having signed up for the Creative Jumpstart 2014 I have had a little play with new things and some new techniques (to me). The mixed media video by Anna Dabrowska was the inspiration behind this little canvas. My canvas is actually only 2"x3" but I mounted it onto an ATC base and used it as one of the ATCs swapped in the recent Haunted Design House swap. My partner now has it and therefore I can blog it.
First I gathered a load of likely candidates for sticking down
Then with extra heavy gel got down to sticking bits on. First layer dry - I used white gesso to paint all over. Still more needed. More sticking and gesso. Yep done.

To colour I used a mixture of perfect pearls in the crevices and Pan Pastel over the raised bits.
As I have already said - I needed this to be a bit bigger. Some more "bits" (broken jewellery and odd beads) to the ATC sized base. More Pan Pastels to colour, a length of fibre to "meld" and this is the final result

I am entering this into 
the Pan Pastel give away in CJS 2014 - use the sponsors product and/or household items


  1. Super AWESOME !! I LUV this :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Stunning creation, Helen, love all the detail here hun xx