Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Mixed Media Art Recipes with DMC's Powders

Hello crafty peeps, how have you been?
Its mid of the month, and I am pretty sure you all are having a blast going through the inspiring posts on Frosted sugar powder, Crystal ice cubes, Sparkling dust from my fellow DT members. I am sharing my bit of inspiration today using these absolute favourites from the DMC product line.

Product brief -
Frosted sugar powder: These are grainy transparent powder which can be mixed with different other mediums and paints to create a more-natural subtle textures to our art background or grungy top-coats., or may be simply used to create a faux frosty look in our projects.
Crystal ice cubes: These are transparent mini-bead like grains of approx. size 2-3mm and perfect for adding strong textures. They can be mixed with different other mediums, paints, sprays .
Sparkling dust: They are the perfect touch of subtle shimmer that can transform any project into a glam doll within fraction of a second, be it on flowers, abstract textures, fancy arts, decors. They can be mixed with permanent colours in different shades to suit our crafting need.

I love creating natural textures in my art projects and couldn't resist using a combination of all these 3 ingredients in my creation.

I have created two Mixed media banners using Primarketing's (Donna Downey) large canvas banner as a base. I will share 5 ART RECIPES for using these 3 different mediums for adding textures and interests in your dimensional arts.



ART RECIPE 1. CRYSTAL  ICE  CUBES  + SPRAY + SOFT GEL - Mixed
Mix all the above ingredients together to add beaded texture in specific areas of your mixed media project


ART RECIPE 2. (a)Glossy Accent + Frosted sugar powder
                             (b)Glossy Accent + Sparkling dust
Use technique (a) or (b) or both to add sparkle and glamour to your embellishments. I have used this technique on the flowers, chipboard frame and a dangling foam ball.

ART RECIPE 3. Patina Rust Effect (Surface : Metals & Chipboards)
Frosted Sugar Powder + Prima Chakboard Paint(Sea Breeze)+ Dylusions paint(Vibrant Torquoise) + alcohol Inks in latte, Expresso, Patina + Sparkling dust
At first, cover your metal/chipboard surface with undiluted chalkboard paint, adding frosted Sugar Powder randomly. Once semi-dry, add the dylusions paint with a dry brush, alcohol Inks in latte, Expresso, Patina with the tip nozzle and Sparkling dust with a dry palette knife to create a shaded effect.

ART RECIPE 4. Crystal Ice Cubes + Frosted Sugar Powder + Sparkling dust + Finnabair Rust Paste (Gold Rust) - Mixed

ART RECIPE 5.Texture transformation
STEP 1
Frosted Sugar Powder + Crystal Ice Cubes + Clear Crackle + Modelling paste

STEP 2
Sprays + Alcohol inks + Artisan Powder Coffee


I used all these 5 Art recipes and created these two banners:







Products used:

Sparkling dust
Frosted sugar powder
Crystal Ice Cube

If you take a closer look you may find a bunch of interesting findings on these banners - mixed with some textures and embellishments. I hope you will enjoy it - as much as I did creating it and maybe you will try some of the ideas shown in your own projects? I hope I was able to convince you that you can create absolutely anything using these texture ingredients - as long as you are able to stick it and paint it the sky is the limit!
Keep creating - no mater what happens, remember to "make good art" (as Neil Gaiman said).
(This also applies to me, of course!)

Sealing this post with warm hugs
BK


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