Guess what? I am now a member of The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Design Team! I will be posting a new mixed media piece every month for inspiration on their challenge. The only rule is it must be mixed media.
A Little Bit About The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge
The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog offers a monthly challenge for mixed media artists. The theme is anything goes, but you must always use more than one media. There rules can be found here. It’s a great way to show your work and meet other artists. Have a look at the blog. They do have prizes!
My Masterpiece for February
The artwork I am sharing is a 3D, 11″x14″ mixed media piece on a wooden panel. The face is sculpted with Creative Paperclay® and the background has a variety of mediums.
I began with a paper mache mask stuffing the back with tissue paper and using matte medium to adhere it to the board. When that dried I sculpted all the details of the face, neck etc. with Creative Paperclay® and coated with gesso once dry. I painted the face with acrylics and added highlights with chalk pastels.
For the background, I added collage papers and applied a thin coat of gesso, wiping off areas that I wanted to be more prominent. I added color, drying between each layer. Using a stencil and black pigment ink, I added the splatter pattern to the background. I poured on black embossing powder, removed excess and heated to reveal a lovely raised texture giving further dimension to the page. To finish off I added white rub-ons.
Here are some close ups of the texture. You can see the collage elements peaking through.
Each layer adds such great depth to the piece.
Now it’s your turn to add your artwork to the The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge. You can add up to three pieces in each monthly challenge for a chance to win a prize.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you feel inspired!