I mentioned in this post HERE that our house is a really blank slate right now. The last few weeks I’ve been working on an art collage for the dining room wall. This is what it looks like now – so very blah:
The collage is mostly mixed media, which is my favorite. I have two that are done & ready to be hung. Thought I would give you a peek!
I started out painting the smaller one a bright orange color. I knew it was too bright when I painted the base color, but thought a glaze could easily fix that. I used a stencil & a foam brush with metallic paint to create the design.
To finish it off, I added a magenta glaze.
SUPER easy! I already had the paints & glazes… I got the canvases & stencil on sale from Michaels, so it was all relatively inexpensive.
The second canvas was inspired by one of my favorite song lyrics by the Avett Bros.
“There was a dream
and one day I could see it
Like a bird in a cage
I broke in and demanded that somebody free it”
~ Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise
I mod podged on the lyrics:
Then painted a whimsical tree:
It still needed something to visually weigh down the left side of the canvas. I decided to add a sun. Here is where it turned bad. I painted the ugliest sun in the history of forever. So ugly, I didn’t even take a picture. I think what went wrong is I was trying to layer colors to create the sun, but I didn’t let the layers dry. So it all mixed together in this vomit-y color. Yum. What happened next is why I love mixed media. I took scrap book paper & cut out a sun & rays & slapped it over the ugly sun. Yay mixed media!
I’m pretty pleased with how this one turned out! It makes my heart happy to look at it.
I can’t wait to see these on the wall. I have one more to finish & two small things that Johnny painted to frame, and it will be done! Squee!!