For the month of August we're asking you to GET TEXTY with your mixed media projects. Be sure to link up to the MMMC gallery for a chance to win a $25 gift card from our wonderful sponsor: ELLEN HUDSON LLC!
My project incorporates a LOT of very very old alphabet chipboard pieces that I 'borrowed' from Lynn Kopas' stash. ;)
The canvas is 8"x10" in size and filled from edge to edge with alphas. Here's a peek at the process...
Since the challenge is all about text, I started by adhering a layer of old book pages all over the canvas and let it dry.
Little by little, I started to adhere the chipboard alphas using matte medium. This process took some time but I love the final look of the canvas being 100% covered.
The next step is to cover everything with gesso. I was careful to get into all of the nooks of the letters. I let the gesso dry completely and then added another gesso layer to be sure everything was coated.
Now comes the fun part! Spray spray spray your heart away! This is the part where I always get so carried away that I forget to take process photos. The canvas went through a lot of different color schemes before I was happy.
I finished the canvas with some word thickers by American Crafts. I also gesso'd these and then painted them gold. Once they were adhered to the canvas, I added a thick layer of Glossy Accents for some extra sheen.
Thanks for joining in with me and checking out my TEXTY project! I can't wait to see what you all create with this fun theme for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge :)