Thursday, March 22, 2018

LIVE LAUGH LOVE Mixed Media Shadow Box
(Daily ART DT + Mixed Media Warriors #26)

This is my 2nd DT reveal this  month for Daily ART
and this time around I created a mixed media project all inspired by Spring.

I am SO thankful that Spring is almost here (well actually it is supposed to be already), although we have so much snow left here in Eastern Canada (and expecting more) that it might not literally be felt here until July. :-/

I was also inspired by Challenge #26 at Mixed Media Warriors.
I followed the colour palette and incorporated lots of flowers as in the images
and of course was inspired by the 'hello Spring' sentiment.

I started with a wooden shadow box as my base which I primed with a thin coat of White Gesso. I then added a flower design on the inside using a stencil and a mixture of Aquamarine Velvet Paste and Sky Blue Glitter Paste. On the frame, I used a tiny dot stencil with Fine Texture Paste.

I then used Glossy Ink Spray in Rich Blue and Snow White as well as Vintage Ink Spray in Medium Blue and Baby Blue to create a marbled blue background. On the title I created an ombre effect using the Harmony Pink Vintage Paint and Carmine Acrylic Paint.

I painted the chipboard bird house and fence, both from Dusty Attic, in Chocolate Acrylic and Sepia Vintage followed by a bit of Crackle Paint. I made the grass with cheesecloth that I sprayed with Pale Green Vintage Ink Spray and Olive Glossy Ink Spray.

The Hardboard Small Shapes Flowers are so very pretty. I used a combination of Yellow/Beige, Carmine/Ruby (Patina) and Carmine/Harmony Pink on each color set. 

And of course, no mixed media project would be complete without lots of beads and art stones.

I wanted my shadow box to be fun and bright and reminiscent of Spring, a season that makes me want to 'live, laugh, love', and I am very happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it too!

Let's take a closer look at all the Daily ART products used on this project:

White Gesso - DA12216000
Fine Texture Paste - DA17702000
Crackle Paint - Transparent - DA17500000
Small Shapes - Flowers - DA16M0506
Glossy Ink Spray
Olive - DA17101270 / Rich Blue - DA17101958 / Snow White - DA17101101
Vintage Ink Spray
Baby Blue - DA15110854 / Medium Blue - DA15110955 / Pale Green - DA15110318
Velvet Paste
Aquamarine - DA12726347
Glitter Paste
Sky Blue - DA16703354
Acrylic Paint
Beige - DA12132230 / Carmine - DA12132158 / Chocolate - DA12132180
Light Blue - DA12132346 / Yellow - DA12132240
Vintage Paint
Harmony Pink - DA15034223 / Sepia - DA15034195
Ruby - DA15036229

Come back tomorrow for the More Than Words Mini Challenge Reveal!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful project.. Thanks for playing with us at MMW!!