Mar 7, 2014

Spring Love - Mixed Media Frame :)

This is my first frame in mixed media style. Am completely unknown of intricacies of this art, just enjoyed the fun playing with different mediums and colors and getting inky fingers :) Wanted to bring spring mood with cheerful blooms and fluttering butterflies is the basic idea and hope i have done some decent job :) Now onto my work...

Another view

Last week, we enjoyed Chocolate Truffle cake for little one's birthday and i couldnt throw the cakeboard in trash. Instead wanted to turn this to be a keepsake artpiece :)

This altered / upcycled work is done from scratch. The glossy layer was torn off and on the thick cardboard, i made the base using the white acrylic paint and Homemade Gesso. And to that pps were added from Handmade memories paperstack and formed the base. Here Teal layer is added as if pink layer was torn off and showing the underlying layer. And few other places too, Teal pp were added as layers at corners. A portion of mint green pp were paper pieced and added to the pink pp and all glued and layered down with Homemade Modpodge.

Homemade Textured paste is used to give those textures at background, using Tessatina border diecut. And on sides, comb were used to bring about the semicircular concentric patterns with same Homemade texture paste.

Homemade mists were prepared using acrylic colors, pearlescent, metallic acrylic colors and sprayed using mini mister. At few places, i washed down the frame with mists and muted the colors using Homemade gesso layers.

See the clustered floral spray. Those blooms are all handmade roses and muted with layer of gesso. Blue flowers were first white ones and then misted with blue acrylic paint and toned down again gesso. Diecut florishes, leaves were all layered with on top with gesso.

Baby pink Tulle pieces are tucked under few roses to give soft shade. The shiny glossiness of the glittered diecut hearts are due to UTEE clear embossing. Done stamping using Ranger Black Archival ink. Diecut butterfly , few pearls, florishes diecut and Glittered Alpha diecuts LOVE were added to get this overall effect.

Must thank Shilpa of Neon Diary for the wonderful kickstart about the mixed media, which she shared on Lulupu, which made me to make an attempt at this. And of course, special thanks to Pooja, Reusing with Quilling for generous sharing of the links for preparing DIY mists/sprays.

Being first time, i let my heart to work on more and just followed it!! All your comments and views are much appreciated.


Handmade memories - 12/12 paperstack
Dies- CheeryLynn Tropical florishes, Cherry Lynn Rose strip, Joy crafts Floral florishes, Nellie Snellen Doily frame, IO Butterfly die
Itsy Bitsy Boutique elements - Diecut hearts, Florishes, Polka dot stickers,
Itsy Bitsy Glittered Alpha stickers
Stamps - Itsy Bitsy Love birds
               Butterflies from IBS Butterfly wings
Acrylic paints, Homemade Modpodge, Homemade Gesso, Homemade Texture Paste,Mini Mister,pearls,

Challenges Entered:

Lulupu #27 - Everything else -
             Project consists of all letters - L - Layers, Leaves, Love, Lavender shades
                                                           U - UTEE clear,Upcycled frame
                                                           P - Patterned papers, pearls,paints, Pink
                                                           T - Texture paste, Teal color, Tulle
                                                            C - Cardstock (flowers), CheeryLynn dies

Itsy Bitsy - Say it with roses (All are handmade roses using diecuts)

BGC- Torn and Floral full ( Added torn portions of pps, torn tulle tucked under flowers and Roses cluster as focal point)

Kraftzone - Celebrate Spring with Mixed media ( Mine is 10" frame)

Avenue 613 - Use stash ( Mine is Cakeboard used as base for mixed media work here)


Rupa Swaminathan said...

Home made and hand made...what a deadly combo! And the icing on the cake is the re cycled cake base...wah! Sathya, very impressive...join the re cycling gang!

SD pooja said...

Its fabulous Sathya and does not at all look like first have incorporated so many techniques wonderfully..paper tearing,textures,gesso,layering..and what impressed me most is all DIY n handmade stuff ! Wish to see more projects like this from you..All the Best !

P.S: I am Happy the links were helpful :D !

Jasleen Kaur said...

Gorgeous creation Sathya. It doesn't look like you are doing this for the first time. The colours, the bg, everything is just brilliant :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a stunner Sathya.Loved each and everything about this!! And yes Shilpa and Pooja are so inspiring I find myself wanting to do everything they do but dont have the courage to try!!

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

Wow Sathya...its gorgeous!! Liked the arrangement of flowers.

Thanks for playing along with Kraftzone challenge. :)

SUGANTHI said...

This is gorgeous. You are going from strength to strength with each project and my wishes for more such work. Brilliant work with so little supplies .

Eliza Art said...

Hello! Beautiful cards, admire, greet

Deepti Stephens said...

This is sooooo gorgeous!! You nailed it.. :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

You have created beautiful layers with color sprays and texture here, Sathya! Brilliant background and front embellishments coordinates perfectly on this stunning piece of art. Waiting to see more and more from you...:)
Thank you so much for beautiful words about my work, I am honoured to be your inspiration for this project.
Thanks for joining us for Lulupu's 2nd Birthday Celebration and Challenge #27

Jo Ann said...

This is so gorgeous...Love the lush flowers you incorporated and the pastel colors. Thanks for joining the fun at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!


Nikkita said...

lovely project... thanks for playing along kraft zone challenge..

SarahGeorge said...

This is lovely!!! :) doesn't look like it's your first time doing mixed media :) The roses are so beautiful. Saw your creation at itsy bitsy blog:)

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sathya, this is such a gorgeous creation! I love how you mixed those beautiful elements and the colors are wonderful! Great design :)

Bipasha K. said...

wow..this looks lovely!
Thanks for joining us at BGC :)

PJ said...

Thats soooo pretty !!!!
Love the colors and the flowers are beautiful !
Love having u over at the BGC torn and flowerful challenge !!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at BGC!!

Hussena said...

This is gorgeous work, Sathya. Beautiful way to later the cake base. Your flowers and your arrangement looks amazing. Loved the background texture too!

Thank you so much for playing along the Second Birthday Celebration challenge at Lulupu and Best of luck!