Friday, November 3

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #60 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today, it's an anything goes.

I created my mixed media piece for a special friend, I know it's arrived so I can share it with you all today...
There are so many layers on this 12 x 12 canvas, I began with a base of gesso and dropped alcohol inks as before but they were too mucky, so I've covered with lots of gelatos and paints.
I then went in with some stencilling with dimensional paste and acrylic paint though the polka dots, roses and herringbone stencils.
I've used a lot of tissue stamping for the sentiments Love, Happy Soul, Light from Within and the angel wings. I love how this method works, how the letters become fused with the background texture. The thought of heat embossing and getting only bits of it staying would probably ruin my neat ocd (obsessive creative disorder).
and of course my angel, created with the very versatile and lovely mix of templates... the Head & Torso, mainly as a mask, the fringe from the short & fringe, and the rest of the hairstyle using the Long Loose Wave. I kept the torso with the background layers and colours only, but decided to paint the face and hair with acrylics to make them pop.
Her angelic face was stamped from the female face stamps and coloured with a little neocolors II and posca pen.
Some extra details are a little metallic gilding flakes over some of the roses. I also added a few speckles using the dots in the spritz & speckles stamp set. I stamped and doodled hearts, added dots and a little glitter. The edges I finished with some black paint.

Thanks for stopping by enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend and maybe a bonfire too!
HuGs Kim x

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