Wednesday, 9 March 2016
A Tribute to Frida
Today I am sharing a journal page I made in tribute to the wonderful artist Frida Kahlo. The stamp of Frida is from Stampotique and I love it :). This page nearly ended up in the bin - and I am still not completely sure about it - but I am glad I persevered with it nonetheless. It took me a long time to learn the lesson that with mixed media it often looks awful before it starts to come together!
I didn't take an process pics this time but this is how I created it:
1 Randomly smear various colours of DecoArt fluid acrylics onto a piece of mixed media paper.
2 Add stenciling with white paint - I stencilled the pattern and then flipped it and printed with what was left of the paint.
3 Add black splats using a DecoArt Permanent Mister, purple stamping with bubble wrap and a bottle top, black stamping (eye stamp) and some lines made in white paint with the edge of a credit card.
4 Stamp Frida onto acetate and cut out in a square. Add a bit of gesso to the page behind where her face will be so it's not obscured then staple the acetate in place. Doodle a border with black permanent marker,
5 Stamp the Finnabair paintbrush stamp (which includes the words), add a bit of colour and stick down. Embellish with a heart and some sequin waste.
Out of my comfort zone with this one so I'd love to know what you think!
See you very soon I hope,