An inspirational quote, “Be Brave With Your Life,” was the starting point for this project.
I created a multi-dimensional mixed media piece using 3 hard panels. On one panel I created a “rubbing” with the Mud Cloth 2 Stencil before adding a layer of gesso using the Carved Numbers Stencil. A page from the Peaceful Collage Pak was used as the base layer on a second panel. Distress Ink and water created the base for the third layer. A pop of color and the quote finished off the project.
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I wanted to use the inspiration and “be brave” by using a stencil in a new way – I did a modified “rubbing” technique with mixed media paper, acrylic ink, and the Mud Cloth 2 Stencil.
This paper was then used to cover a hard panel. I covered a second hard panel with paper from the Peaceful Collage Pack. I then used the Carved Numbers Stencil in the “traditional” way with gesso to add a layer to both panels. Additional layers were added to the panels with Posca ink pens and a new favorite medium – water-soluble wax pastels. A third panel was coated with distress ink. All of the panels got a “grunge” layer with stamping ink. An inspirational quote was added to the smallest panel, and the panels were stack unevenly and glued together. A final coat of fixative was applied to seal the work.
Liquitex: Gesso, Gel Matte Medium, Canson Mixed Media XL 98 lb Paper, Amsterdam Acrylic Ink – Oxide Black, Uni Posca Pen – White 0.7 m / Black 0.7 m, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Caran D’ache Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels, Ranger: Distress Oxide Ink – Broken China, VersaFine Clair Pigment Ink – Nocturne, Krylon Workable Fixative.
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