Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pink Rose Mixed Media Canvas

Here is one of the mixed media projects I recently completed.  As always I started with transferring a photo onto canvas using gel medium.  The original photo used for this project can be seen in the blog post on July 13.  After transferring the photo I worked on the canvas using lots of acrylic paint, pastels and watercolor pencils.  Sandpaper was used to add a worn look to the background.  I continue to experiment with adding text and for this project I decided to paint some masking tape and then use handwritten text on top.  Once I applied the tape I brushed a coat of gel medium over the entire canvas. Below are a few detail shots of the finished canvas.

finished mixed media canvas

photo transfer on canvas - before paint, pastels and watercolor pencils

painted masking tape with handwritten text

detail of canvas

acrylic paint,  pastel and watercolor pencil detail

detail of canvas

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