Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mixed Media

I've been trying mixed media creations lately and this is one I did to try out some chalk effects with a stencil/template (thank you Sabrina!) and to use a new stamp (also from Sabrina x). I love the tree trunk effect and I had fun playing with the chalks too. I then put a little texture on the trees with some acrylic paste and some black stickles. I really wanted some fairies in amongst the trees but I don't have the right stamp for what I wanted so I made do with butterflies. I was after a Midsummer Night's Dream effect and it's getting there, but not quite! I'm enjoying the whole mixed media thing, I basically interpret it as 'do what you like' which gives me licence to slop about with paint, chalks, fabric, buttons, whatever!! It's been a while since I posted, not really sure why, just that time seems to swallow me up sometimes. Nice to see some bright sunny days here again, even if it is still ferociously cold.