Friday, May 16, 2014

kind of a hot mess up in here

This is my 2nd post of the day. For my Day 5 GIU post click here.
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So I saw a background page in my art journal that I really liked and tried to replicate it on this 6x6 canvas. It sorta worked. I sprayed some dark navy, lime, and teal inks and sprays on it. I stamped some background stamps (Classified Newsprint and Quatrefoil).

Then I wanted to use this sentiment stamp (that I still can't find the name of) so I smeared on some gesso to make a spot for it. And then proceeded to smudged the sucker when I stmaped it. So I had to go over it with my fine tipped Pitt Pen to fill it back in. Then it was getting lost in the messy background and I decided to spray some yellow paint and spread some yellow gelato around it. Hmm. See what I meant when I titled this post a hot mess?


I liked the stars and wanted to add some more yellow. So I tinted some modeling paste with my yellow and gold gelatos and and applied it over a star stencil from Heidi Swapp up in the left corner. After they dried I added a little glaze to shiny them  up.


It was still a bit bright and busy so I smudged some grey gelato around the edges to soften it up a bit.
Then I walked away from it not thinking I would even share this baby on the blog. I even thought about painting over it and starting over. But then my son said it was cool. I love that kid.

So I am trying to agree and see it from his eyes.
It's growing on me!

14 comments:

Kris B said...

I think it's pretty cool too!

Linsey said...

Your son has great taste! And I know because I think it's really cool too and I have awesome taste lol! :) Really though, I think it's fabulous and I'm so happy you shared it! I have just begun trying my hand at mixed media on canvas and am intimidated and unsure of my work but Iam realizing one of the beautiful things about mixed media art is that there are no mistakes or wrong way to do it because its very personal and a reflection of our own unique creativity. And that is always beautiful. That's my thought on it anyway :) TFS and have a great weekend!

Miwa said...

How cool is this?! WAY COOL! I really admire mixed media pieces, but I haven't gotten up the courage to make my own yet. Yours looks great!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sometimes we just have to see things with a new set of eyes! What a cool canvas!

Sue D said...

Very creative--I like the stars.

Crystal said...

Very fun canvas! Love the color scheme too! I think we are often our harshest critics. It is nice when our family notices and enjoys our projects!

Glòria Vivas said...

Beautiful!!!

Ruby said...

Just gorgeous

Julie Odil said...

I agree with your son -- it's great! I would proudly display this in my home. You did fantastic!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This is a neat piece of art. I think your son was right. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lindsey said...

I'd say it more than sorta worked. ;) You should share this with us proudly, it's great!

JPScraps said...

I think it's a great page too!

Kary said...

This is a work of art, Amber!! Great job, I love the colours and the way everything works together.

Gaylynn said...

Super cool art. Amazing work.