Mixed Media “Creativity”

Mixed Media “Creativity”

 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.

Great Stuff

  • 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

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