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The lazy person's mixed media canvas


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Well, putting up a gallery wall of "new" artwork is a lot harder than I first anticipated (which explains why you haven't seen the completed gallery wall yet..*winks*) so I've had to employ a lazy person's technique of "updating"a piece (like yesterday's The updated monogram) or doing a hybrid piece of mixing an old completed piece with something completely new.

Like this mixed media canvas....:)

I started with a 12 x 12 canvas which I covered with scrunched up wrapping tissue (from packaging) and gesso. Next I went in with paints, paints with a stencil, gesso and ink splatters. Once I was happy with the messy textured background, I decided to paint a mouth on it. 

That's when the project stalled for a bit because I enjoy drawing eyes a lot, the mouth...eh not so much. For 2 weeks, this incomplete mouth stared at me, taunting me, "Are you gonna finish painting me or am I too much a challenge???" (Grrrr...don't you just hate it when your artwork gets sarcastic on you? *LOL*)
Mixed-media-proect-inspired-by-2018-Pantone-Colour-of-the-Year---ultra-violet
Mixed media box inspired by Pantone 2018 Colour of the Year- Ultraviolet

Then I remembered that I traced the shape of the mouth from an earlier project that I did and I wondered..."Hmmm..could I do a hybrid assemblage piece???"



Well, you know what happened next....


I just glued the painted mouth-on-box lid on my canvas and my mixed media canvas is complete. :)

What do you think of my lazy person's mixed media canvas?



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5 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh that is just AWESOME! I love love love it!! Lazy or not! LOL!!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Doesn't look like lazy persons work at all !! It's awesome :)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I love, love it!! Wow!! The textures and colors are amazing!! I see nothing lazy about this - it's a work of art!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy deRosier said...

Very clever! Such a fun canvas!

Annette Allen said...

now that is just too awesome and very creative.. you rock

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