Lisa here with my next creation for Itsy Bitsy.
Used lots of lovely Itsy Bitsy mixed media products on this project to add lots of different textures.
This is a 12 x 12 inch piece what I am calling ‘The Girl in the Frame’.
I started with ripping a piece of 12 inch Textured White Premium Cardstock in to strips. I then glued the strips to the centre of a 12 inch square piece of grey board with Craft Glue.
I continually kept on overlaying the cardstock in different directions to create textures and bumps.
I then cut the lengths of the burlap roll into strips. Opened the weave of the fabric, then stuck them around the edge of the grey-board using Little Birdie Matte Acrylic Soft Gel Medium to make a frame.
When the card and the burlap were dry, I painted over the whole surface with white Mixed Media Paste- 2 in 1 gesso and modelling paste.
Using Lime Splash and Ocean Mist color splash to add colour. I concentrated on adding more around the frame rather than the center, to intensify the effect of the colour. I then added more texture to the center using the Mixed Media Paste.
While the Colour Splash and Mixed Media Paste was drying, I worked on the other elements. First, I took a black and white image which I printed on to photography paper. Distressed it, adding creases and scratches to it. I then applied the Two Step Crackle Medium over the surface of the image.
I also added the two step Crackle Medium to the inside packaging of a primed chipboard frame!! Who says you can’t make good use of waste packaging!!!!
I found some old photograph negatives which I cut and painted with the white mixed media paste.
Thereafter, I sprinkled a small amount of Mixed Media Stones on to a piece of acrylic and added a couple of drops of the Golden Soot Gold Alcohol Splash to colour them.
Making sure the base was dry, I added some splashes of the Golden Soot Gold Alcohol Splash then added all the other elements and added some Little Birdie Flowers – Jacey handmade florets and Sea Foam Dew Drops.
I really enjoyed creating this piece as it incorporates everything I love – Textures and Colours.
Thanks for having a look at my DT project on the blog today.
Here are all the Itsy Bitsy products I used…