Oh happy day everyone, I’m up on the blog today with some inspiration using textiles with your Art Anthology paints and mixed media style. Gathering inspiration from this month’s mood board was not difficult.
Using an embroidery hoop, I sewed together muslin pieces as well as made ruffles with muslin. I really wanted the look to be very raw and random…. hence the name “Tattered Time”. Textiles are really fun to use in your mixed media because the fibers and threads absolutely add that something special to your piece. Using AA’s Coffee Stain Stencil with Kona paint gave the muslin background a nice messy look. Drips and drizzles of Colorations Sprays is all my background needed to bring out the pretty colors from our mood board. The two colors used were Warm and Peacock Feathers which were also used to dye the tulle ruffle for the dress and tint the flowers in our ladies hair. Craft sand mixed in with Kona, Kenyan Copper and Mint Julep provided the nice patina’d look to my clock face.
Random laces and trims hang from the side of the clock to bring the entire piece together. This will be fun to hang on my wall in my studio. Hope you are inspired to get out those scraps of materials that are stuffed in your drawer and create something spectacular with them.
The following are Art Anthology products that were used on my project.
Velvet – Kona