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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Be Thou My Vision. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Be Thou My Vision. Show all posts

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thou And Thou Only ~

A lyric from "Be Thou My Vision" ~ illustrated in mixed media.  This piece is 12x36?  Remember "Be Thou My vision from a week or so ago?  
Well, the lyrics I love... and I couldn't help but try my hand at another, larger canvas:
The first thing I did was to add the first layer, which were striped paper napkins, and modge podged on.  It wrinkles up, which makes for interesting texture.  I let it dry, {be patient} then continued with the addition of paint, stamps, rubons, perfect pearls, organza, a stencil pattern, and chip board letters.  {Whew!} A few accents with my black pen, and then a leftover butterfly.  Nice to get rid of the leftovers, right?
Chipboard letters glued, and then stamped and rubons added for extra visual interest~
The picture below shows the wonderful wrinkle texture {at least I think it's wonderful}.  I found these little silver nail-head looking scrapbook embellishments in my stash, so I used them all on the edge.  They almost remind me of furniture nailheads.

The heart is cut from organza, glued down with modge podge, and a bit of watered-down acrylic paint is added for some shading.  I doodled the swirls with my Wite-Out Pen ~ and more dabs of paint to soften.
I used two sprays; one is yellow from Dylusions, and then I used some glimmer mist in a light blue, and enhanced it further with some turquoise acrylic paint.  I also added black pen doodles over the stenciled area (the triangles)
Stamping all over in a random word pattern print to add a tad bit more texture...
Perfect Pearls adorn the edges of the heart~ and I added a bit of turquoise paint to take the shine down a bit.

I have so, so, dearly enjoyed rediscovering and using my 'older' scrapbooking supplies in this mixed media technique(s).  What I really think is super cool is how seamlessly they can transfer from fabric, to paper, to canvas.

Do you have a favorite method for mixed media, canvas, or fabric?  Or a technique?  I'd love to hear about it!

And...the BEST NEWS I'm so anxious to share with you all--- little Rowan Flaten has come home finally, and he is CANCER FREE!!!  Praising God for that miracle.  And this {I think} will be the piece I will donate for the Auction and Benefit for Rowan the end of September in Highwood.  I can only imagine how sweet it must be for that family to be home again ~ together.

Thank you Lord.  Thank you.  Have a great weekend!
Soli Deo Gloria~

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