4 x 6 Canvas Panel
This week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Play Things, inspired me to create something with a vintage, schoolhouse feel. For some reason, an image of a large ball popped into my head when I first read the challenge, so I decided to just go with it. . .
I've been really crushing canvas panels lately, but have never worked with one as small as 4 x 6 before (I don't know how you "inchies" do it!). For the piece above, I started with a black base of acrylic which I distressed with sandpaper while it was still tacky. I then wrote the phrase, "I will not bring my ball to class" over the entire panel. I was going for a chalkboard feel and therefore tried to smudge the ink in parts before it dried. The ball was created separately, using a couple of children's dictionary definitions that related to the subject, as it's base. I then penciled in the lines of the ball before coloring it with watered-down acrylic. The vintage illustration on the bottom of the piece was my attempt to play with scale. Other touches included charcoal, matte gel medium and white China Marker.
Thank you for looking! I am anxious to see all your Play Things this week . . .