Happy New Year!!! Please allow The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge to be the first to wish you a healthy and prosperous 2016 :)
Now we have our first challenge of the year: TIME FLIES
I created a canvas board using a variety of objects that reminded me of time, clocks, wings, and birds.
I started by going through my stash and just pulling out anything that resembled the TIME FLIES theme. Chipboard, grunge board, stencils, metal charms, stamps... anything.
Background texture always comes first for me. I started with some modeling paste and a large stencil that has a lot of open space: Repeating Pods from The Crafter's Workshop. Once that dried I added my clock stencil from The Crafter's Workshop called Time Travel. Finally I adhered down pieces of dry wall tape (the punchanella look).
Now I grabbed all my chipboard cut outs and started layering and gluing them onto the canvas. I was sure to use a very thick medium (Faber Castell Gel Medium) for adhering these bulky pieces
Once everything is dried it's time to coat the ENTIRE thing in gesso! I used two layers of gesso and let each layer dry completely.
Then I go crazy with my spray inks! I asked Matt to name me 3 colors, and that is the combo that I used: green, gold (yellow), and orange. I never would have picked that for myself so that's what I love about it... stepping out of my comfort zone! I used spray inks by Dylusions in Fresh Lime, Squeezed Orange, and Lemon Zest.
I colored a bird stamp from Unity Stamp Co and confetti cut a stamped quote, also from Unity.
I am not who I was yesterday
I sure hope you enjoyed my Time Flies canvas. You have the entire month of January to create your own mixed media project and link it up to the MMMC gallery. We also have a super special guest designer this month, Cheryl Boglioli! She has put together this fabulous prize pack for our lucky random entry :)