Sunday, September 16, 2012

#2 ABAC Project

This week is all about texture. That is right texture, as you know I absolutely love it. 
This time it took it to a whole new level by adding modeling paste to the mix.
Here is my first ever working on a canvas plus doing mix media.
Don't mine the smudge on the wall I still need to paint  my bedroom. It still has my brother's old color. 

This was done with the paste and glimmer mists.

I love the stamp leaves along the twine.

For the leaf border I was able to use some vellum that I have had in my stash for over 10 years.
 I colored the canvas with Quick Quoted ink pads. Those things are very juicy. I cut an old photo sleeve from an album, adhere to the canvas so I could slide the photo in place. 
All my items for texture are twine, burlap, modeling paste, fabric flowers and  buttons.


  1. Mandi this is beyond gorgeous! So much detail and texture. I haven't gotten brave enough to try anything like this yet- but yours came out so well! Way to go!

  2. This is so gorgeous...I love all the detail!!!!

  3. That is gorgeous! Well done, Mandi!

  4. You did a fantastic job especially for your first mixed media. Love the colors and all the textures..the ribbon for your bow is to die for.

  5. Mandi, this is stunning! Love all of the texture and the colors on this! I really need to try this...

  6. Thx for your post, I really enjoy your blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter, you know the drill. I tried to share this one time before, I don’t think it posted correctly…hopefully it will this time!

  7. Hi Mandy for your first piece of mixed media your piece is lovely. Be warned though nothing will be safe from here on in and mixed media idea will lead you to interesting experimentation. :)

  8. Absolutely great! Just ordered my first modelling paste, and this is providing loads of inspiration - thank you!
    Alison x

  9. Great project Mandi! Love all the details and great use of twine. Thanks for working out with us at ~ScrapFIT~