Mixed Media Canvas
Hi Everyone! Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with you. Starting with an unprimed, raw 9" x 9" canvas, I sketched a face lightly with charcoal to get the placement down.
Then I added some swirls of Gelato in Orange for her hair.
Next, I sketched loosely some harlequin shapes using a Stamper's Big Brush pen. I highlighted the inside of these with the Gelato in white.
I stencilled over the hair with a dimensional paste called Ferro, to add random words: innermost thoughts, beauty, free and surrender.
I also traced over my charcoal facial features with a PITT artist pen in black and copper.
I colored in the face with the Gelato in light peach and colored in the eye and lips with the matching Gelatos that I used on the background to unify the canvas colors.
I used the Gelato in black for the pupil of the eye and the Stampers Big Brush that I used for the harlequins to color the iris. I love the rich, dark color of this black Gelato.
Feel free to click on any of the photos for a larger view.
Sally Lynn MacDonald I am an independent instructor of mixed media and paper arts. My goal is to teach subjects using materials or techniques that might at first have you saying, 'Huh?' and take you to, "Aha!"