Monday, May 6, 2013

Birds of a Feather

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 Something fun and TOTALLY different today! MFT is delving into some brand new Mixed Media type products so I decided to give my mixed media brain a little play time today:)

I started out with a plain piece of heavy mat board....because if this turned out like I wanted it to, I intended to frame it.....and it DID! 

The new stencils that MFT is releasing are WONDERFUL! I love this new "Large Chevron Stripes".  It is a large square stencil that I just did a reverse mask using a large circle to frame my little image. The birds in this image I just sketched a quick outline with a pencil and then filled it in with black paint (If I can do that...anyone can!)...I added a little bit of white paint for shiny spots.

Another stencil I used with the "Graduated Dots". I laid it over my mat board and colored in the dots with my gelatos and smoothed out the circles with my finger, then I lifted off the stencil. The other little dots you see are from the "Distressed Background Blocks" set and I applied them with paint instead of ink.
 The sentiment was fun! If you look at the "Right on Target" set you can see that this sentiment appears quite differently. My plan was to just stamp it with paint.....but because alot of this image is solid my paint wanted to stick in the little creases and the words wouldn't show up properly. I started STAMPING OFF the paint on scrap paper when VOILA! In stamping it off it looked really cool! So I painted it up again and then stamped it off once before stamping it on my project.

I LOVE it when things that you don't intend to do work out for the best! I laid my "Feathers and Arrows" Die-namics over top of my sentiment and with my finger smeared a little white paint to frame my sentiment with a feather :)
 

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18 comments:

Davi said...

Very cool mixed media, love the sunny yellow ;)

Elle said...

How darling!

Tammy H said...

Very interesting project. Your creativity shines through. Thanks for sharing.

Gypsy 2 said...

Love it!!!!Go straight to the top of the class.This project is my favourite for today and maybe the whole release.Amazing Sherrie!

Tracey said...

WOW!! THis is amazing!!

Kim said...

The two little lovebirds are adorable!

Cindi Flass said...

This is gorgeous! I love the way it turned out.

Golda said...

What a fun idea!

wendy said...

terrific, very creative Sherrie

Angie said...

Wow!!! So pretty! Love the circles!

Liz said...

HOw fun what will they think of next.. Great sample.

Melody said...

I LOVE it! I hope I can train my brain to think like that! Great idea with the feathers.

Denise Bryant said...

Very cool piece! Love the colors!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so fabulous.

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Very cool - love the use of mixed media

Gladys Cravitz said...

I love this mixed media - not sure if I can pull it off but I love it!

Lisa Lynn said...

Very creative.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Sherrie! Love your framed piece of art! So colorful and creative!