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November 07, 2016
Hello beautiful souls,
One of the very best things you can do is create art with friends. It's exciting to share the artistic experience with others especially when they are new to creating. My partners in the studio this week were Christian, and our new friend, Jewell. You can see the concentration on their faces as they create.
Jewell wanted to create a special birthday present for her boyfriend's Mom. This was her first mixed-media piece and she ROCKED IT!
Jewell used: Chakra Pocket Stencils, Chakra Stencils, Metatrons Cube, Viva Decor Inka Gold, and texture paste. Didn't she do an amazing job?! She was super stoked about her piece and I was really excited about how quickly she learned.
Jewell and I worked on our pieces at the same time so I just walked her through the steps I like to do when I create mixed-media pieces. I decided to start off by layering on some different scrap book papers and then based my color palette on the paper. I really liked the flower design on the scrap book paper I had so I chose to use the crown chakra stencil as my large accent. I added some Viva Decor Inka Gold to some places in the flower to add some interest. This stuff is seriously one of my very favorite things I like to use for some shimmer and shine!
I had some fun coloring my texture paste with some alcohol inks and letting it drip.
Here is a shot of my piece so far. I still have a ways to go, but I ended up stopping here for the night.
Christian was working on some more of his stretch painting except he has brought that technique to using some 3 dimensional pieces as well. Here is a shot of his work.
How do you like to start your mixed-media pieces? What types of materials do you like to use to create texture and depth?
Love, light and creativity,
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