I started by scrunching up a book page and applying some gold acrylic paint and some Lumiere paint on Halo pink-gold (my very favourite Lumiere shade.) and then used a script stamp and stamped in gold acrylic. I then ironed it out so that it was flatter for drawing on.
She was painted first in acrylic and watercolour and then on top of that I used oil pastels. I love to use oil pastels to put finishing touches to my mixed media projects but in this piece I used them a lot more on her face and hair than usual and I really like the overall effect. I used a handmade stencil to add the stars in gold and halo pink- gold to finish.
As I have said in the past I only have a cheap set of oil pastels and I would love to invest in some more expensive ones like Sennelier which I hear have a soft and creamy texture. The problem is there are so many things on my must have list. I love using my black charcoal pencil and would love a set of tinted charcoal pencils. Sadly I am on a limited budget when it comes to art materials so I will have to add them to my Christmas list.
Recently, after the sale of one of my mixed media paintings to a blogger friend I was toying with the idea of maybe offering pieces for sale here on my blog or even starting up a separate blog solely for works for sale. I have sold a couple of textile pieces at a couple of local exhibitions in the past but have never offered my mixed media paintings for sale before.
There is an open exhibition at a gallery here in September and I am thinking of exhibiting one of my mixed media pieces there. Maybe I will see how I get on and then make a decision. I am working on it at the moment and hopefully will share it here for Paint Party Friday.
Well I am off to check out some other desks. Thanks for visiting. x