Not All The Treasure Is Silver And Gold...
When a fellow from one tribe meets a fellow from another tribe, what is the best thing to do? Offer a gift and then say, Hello! We thought of the same and then decided to mark the first day of the Writers Tribe Festival Of Words#6 with a gift! A gift that you can make from the "Treasures" that you have in your closets!
Right from my childhood, I loved to create something or other from my junk, waste or for that matter say anything !!! So I never threw my little precious things from my stock. My mother always scolded me for that. For her it was a junk and for me it was a "Treasure"! Over the years the treasure piled up, making me wonder how, when and where will I use it? But recently I got a magic wand..."Mix Media art". I fell in love with it, head over heels! One of the basic reasons being, I can now put my treasure to use!
Today, I wish to share with you my first ever Mixed Media project using all my treasure! The one featured here was made for my father's 60th birthday celebration, last month. So, I put and chose all embellishments around his life's events, milestones and of course important parts of his life.
Firstly, I gave a coat of white gesso on canvas. Then , I applied texture white paste on some stencils and created different textures here and there on canvas. After that, I placed roughly all my mdf, metal and resin embellishments and some other "Treasures" on canvas.You can put all the embellishments and other stuff first and decide its perfect placements. When you are happy with the final layout stick them one by one on canvas. Let it dry completely with the heat gun.
I applied two coats of black gesso on it except the flowers. When black gesso dried completely, I sprayed some distress inks randomly on canvas. Immediately after that I applied pearl acrylic colours on embellishments to highlight them. One can use any colours to suit the choice and theme. Tadang!!! the hand-crafted piece of art from the "Treasure" which was junk earlier is now ready...
When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but also celebrate them with the cries of "Me Too!", don't let them go...cherish them, 'coz those weirdos are your tribe...and don't forget to pamper them with the gifts made out of your "Treasure"!
-----------By Mocktailmommy Vidhi
MocktailMommy Vidhi is a commercial artist by profession, and also an avid blogger, doting mother and a compassionate person!
* All images courtesy Google!