Our Wedding Scrapbook cover – A Mixed Media Art Process

Watch my art process video where I have attempted to do in ASMR style LOL!

In this project, I was attempting on doing another black and white mixed media canvas like this:

..however, it didn’t go so well.

I might have been lacking embellishments or creativity when I made this project that’s why it wasn’t successful in my opinion.

I knew that it was a risk for me to do this project, and on top of that it was in a scrapbooking layout too. Ok, confession time, scrapbooking was (and still is) not my forte.

Anyhoo, to summarize my art process – well this was an experiment. If you have watched my video I attempted to color my background black with an acrylic paint.

This didn’t turn out as I would like to, so I painted the whole canvas with a white acrylic paint:

  • Craft Smart Vanilla acrylic paint: http://bit.ly/2JkKOfS – a type of white paint with a warmer undertone to it
  • DecoArt White Acrylic paint from the dollar store – cooler undertone that looks like a bluish white

Once the base color was established, stamping and stenciling works were done using these products:

Layering Phase: I knew that my focal point was our wedding photo, therefore the embellishments were placed around it.

I felt like I had no sense of direction at this point so in the video you would see me layer the embellishments as I please lol.

  • Die cut cog paper – this was a left over from when I made our wedding thank you note cards:

Some of these embellishments were primed with a black gesso because I was attempting to a black and white look:

Layering these embellishments together was not giving me a direction again, so I have decided to paint them all with a white acrylic paint. I was hoping that this would tie all the embellishments together.

I needed something to tie all the pieces together, so I have decided to use my Stone effect paste:

  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Stone Effect Pastes* – Pumice, Limestone, Concrete: http://shrsl.com/1nph4

This was one of my tricks in making all the embellishments into one cohesive piece.

Once that was dry, I have used the black acrylic paint with water to disperse the paint into these new textures. A dry cloth was also used to absorb excess paint and water.

At this point, I saw a glimpse of hope for this project. To be honest, I was ready to throw in a towel because this project did not make any sense.

I am almost halfway there lol! So I need to bring in more cohesiveness to this project by using my green moss from the dollar store. This brought out more texture as well.

Even if this moss packed a lot of dimension, something was still missing. I thought that its color did not mix in well with what I was envisioning. Therefore, I have painted this part white as well. To me it didn’t matter at this point if I use gesso or acrylic paint, these were all the same to me.

To bring in more texture and glitter, I have used my flat bed acrylic gems from Michaels. The silvery neutral color was great in this color scheme:

I did not want to use any color as much as possible, however, this project called for it. I have used my new favorite way to color: Finnabair Patina Effect paste in Royal Blue and Purple

  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Fantasy – Patina Paste – Junkyard Treasures*: http://shrsl.com/1oz4h
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Fantasy – Patina Paste – Northern Lights: http://shrsl.com/1oz6d

Also, this time I have combined the patina paste and acrylic paint to color my embellishments finished with a touch of gold.

  • Craft Smart Regal Purple acrylic Paint Michaels: http://bit.ly/2yXFrfs
  • Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Aged Bras – this seemed to be discontinued in the Scrapbook.com website, so here is the alternative:

To finish everything off, I have decided to add the blue acrylic gems from the dollar store and it’s finally done!

I hope you find inspiration on my art processes and videos!

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