"It's alarming how charming I feel"
5 x 5 Canvas with chandelier crystal
This week's Mixed Media Monday challenge is to create a piece of art based upon the Sondheim and Bernstein song, I Feel Pretty. I racked my brain trying to come up with something creative, until I remembered this picture I took of our family dog a few months back. Turns out, he was held captive by our 4 year old and when I finally realized he was missing, this is what I found . . .
This piece was created on a 5 x 5 canvas that was first covered in fabric before being dry-brushed with a few coats of cream and pink acrylic and crackle medium. I then added detail to the background with a swirl stamp and bubble wrap. Next came a color-enhanced picture of the poor ol' dog (you may click on link to read the story in its entirety) which was distressed with sandpaper and colored pencil. Final touches included a wash of charcoal, a vintage dance ticket, rub-ons, clear glitter over the entire surface and, last by not least, a chandelier crystal attached to the bottom of the canvas with an eye hook.
Thank you for looking! I look forward to seeing all the Pretty pieces with MMM this week . . .