Some of my favorite found objects–a piece of lake glass, and old rusty wire and a rusty star–make up this new mixed media piece titled “Creativity”.
To make it I first covered a box with black gesso.
Next, I covered the interior and exterior with paper that I cut to size and inked the edges with black ink.
I then added distress grit paste to the outside edges of the box and to a Chevron Frame.
After it dried, I painted both with acrylic paint. I added another square of paper to the back of the frame. I then dabbed the frame with wax paste and added a bit of the vintage gold wax paste to the paper square. I then sprayed the box and square frame with a protective coat of matte polyurethane.
If you look closely, you can see I punched a small hole in the paper behind the frame. That was where I attached a rusty gear and lake glass (those of you on the coasts probably call this sea glass) that I wrapped with rusty wire.
I then attached the frame to the square of paper and added some tiny star sequins.
After determining where I was going to place the frame in the box, I dry brushed a square of black acrylic paint onto the inside back of the box to create a shadow effect. I then used adhesive foam to adhere the frame to the box. Both the foam and the painted shadow help add dimension to the piece.
Next I adhered an old rusted garden stake that I had found this summer to the back of the box.
To finish the piece, I added a rusty star and used adhesive foam to add the word “creativity” which I had torn out from some scrapbook paper.
- Gypsy Soul Chevron Frames
- Cardboard box
- Acrylic Paint
- Wax paste
- Stamperia Alchemy paper
- Stamperia Cosmos paper
- Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste
- Blolck Soot ink
- Black gesso
- Rusted Wire
- Rusted garden stake
- Lake glass
- Metal gear
- Rusted star
- Star sequins
- Beacon Fiber-Tac
- Matte medium
- Matte polyurethane