I started with a 10" circle board. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are made of layered chipboard. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. After adding three coats of white Gesso (acrylic medium), I covered my board with Tim Holtz "Melange" Tissue Wrap using Prima Soft Matte Gel, smoothing over the surface and wrapping around to the back. After that was dry, I went in with acrylic paint. I laid down a coat of clear Gesso to make the paint go on a little thinner so that you could see the print of the tissue paper and to make blending easier. I used pink and green, which are complementary colors. Complementary colors means that if you mix them together, they make brown. So where they met on the canvas, I was careful not to blend them too much.
Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how this project came together. My supply list is below.
10" Circle Board (Hobby Lobby)
Dina Wakely White Gesso
Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap
Prima Soft Matte Gel medium
Stitck-It sheet adhesive
Dylusions acryilic paint in Bubblegum Pink, Cut Grass and Fresh Lime
Dina Wakely Clear Gesso
Distress Ink Spray: Twisted Citron
Dylusions Spray Inks: Funky Fuchsia, Bubblegum Pink, Bubblegum Pink Mica, Cut Grass
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Lucky Shamrock Green, Salt Water Taffy Pink
Infinity Engraving corner die cut, rose die cut and Wood heart buttons
Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
Perfect Pearls: Pearl, Gold, Forever Green
TH Mini Blossom stencil
Hot Off The Press butterfly stencil
28 Lilac Lane mixes in Pretty Princess, Cotton Candy, French Quarter, New Leaf
Doodlebug enamel dots
If you are wanting to try mixed media, but feel intimidated, try starting with something small. You'll never create something you love if you never try to begin with. As always, I'm happy to answer any questions you have, so don't be afraid to ask. See you next time!