My project this week was a collage. The request was shabby chic with neutral colors. Finding papers with muted cream and taupe tones along with vintage maps was easy enough. I also used a multi color strip in small strips for visual interest.
Not all the papers were used and once dry I added so gesso to create texture. Next I added colored modeling paste through a floral stencil and clock stencil. Once done I realized that the green I used was wrong for the flowers. I tried to replace the stencil to soon and layed burgundy over the green. Not as clean as I would have gotten if I had waited longer but better. The green even bleed through the white centers. I need to seal and go back over with more white.
I found a vintage bird image and the quotes I wanted to use. I printed one quote on old pattern tissue which allowed it to blend into the background. The other quote was printed on white cardstock, layered over tinted paper and added to the canvas. I used lindy stamp gang sprays and magicals to add sepia and metallic shimmer, coated with modge podge using a blush faber-castell pitt marker to add color. Finally, I added drop shadow using cold grey pitt marker and added to wooden numbers to represent a wedding month and year.