Today I’m up on Dusty attic blog with a mixed media panel. I have this photo found on Pixabay for a very long time, but I haven’t found the right way to use it until I saw the March combo of color.
What do you think? Isn’t it perfect for this photo? I know the photo was taken most certainly at sunrise, not at sunset. Nonetheless, even if the photo is mostly gray, there is a hint of the orange-coral color on the top of the lantern that makes all the difference.
The first thing I’ve done was to prime the panel with heavy black gesso. While it was drying, I cut the paper to the form of the panel and in small pieces. I stamped all the edges of the paper pieces and inked their edges with black ink. When done, I glued all the pieces to the panel and primed them with clear gesso. Finally, I added a design with the Lace Stencil and Paper Paste. If you want to see how I made the background, you can watch this video where I used the same technic.
I colored the butterscotch flowers with the Carmin liquid acrylic paint to match the sunset colors. Next, I glued all the embellishments starting with the Mystic Frame #1, then the flowers, and finally the Foliage #4, the Tropical Leaves #9, and the Leafy Garland.
Paper – 49 and Market (VA Butter: Serenity);Flowers – 49 and Market (Sugar Posies: Butterscotch);Magical – Lindy’s Gang (Bodacious Blush);Embossing Powders – Ranger (UTEE);Stencil – A.B. Studio (Stencil ID-90);Art Ingredients – Finnabair Prima ();Metallic Paint Art Alchemy- Finnabair Prima (Steampunk Copper);Liquid Acrylic Art Alchemy- Finnabair Prima (Carmin, Nude, Tiger Orange, Purple, Liquid Fluid Medium);Art Extravagance – Finnabair Prima (Paper Paste);Art Basics – Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, Black Heavy Gesso, White Heavy Gesso, 3D Matte Gel, Soft Gloss Gel).