I hope this week found you with paint under your fingernails at some point . . . Mine were definitely encrusted with acrylics, gouache, glue, gloss medium, fiber paste, varnishes and (naturally) glitter for days. It was a case of peeling fingers for sure. You know, you've been there . . . .
But I digress: this week I was influenced by the lovely (darling & delightful) Mindy Lacefield after watching several of her You Tube videos. It was this one that really got me: watching her paint several little cardboard paintings at once. So excited I was, that I cut up the next box I got my hands on and went to work. My pieces took some different turns, but I'm so grateful to have had the impetuous to try something fun and new. Thank you Love Bug, for the beautiful inspiration!
Wanna see what I came up with? Okay:
4 little cardboard collages, all lined up in a row.
(Each one measures approximately 5.5 x 11)
They were first cut, pulled to reveal texture and then gessoed
Elements such as vintage playing cards and game pieces were added
Stencils served as the base, with some molding paste mixed with paint
to create some raised areas
This one included a face - behind chicken wire that was adhered with E600 and beeswax
And here we have a little pocket that housed vintage tickets
They are hung with decorative wire and grommets
And finished off with decorative (and painted on) trim
That's it. Thanks for letting me share and thank you to Kristin and Eva for another opportunity to play with paint.
Have a fabulous weekend,