Indisputable Femininity – Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing a mixed media step by step tutorial of my creation on current month’s challenge i.e. ‘Feminine’. I hope you are all having a great day. I personally believe that this is really an interesting theme for us as women to portray our thoughts through our art. I would love to know your feedbacks and your story through comments.

Before explaining about my work, I want to highlight the challenge of September month “FEMININE”. Please do participate on our monthly blog challenge by clicking on the link and do visit to our blog to see beautiful inspiration projects of our design team members.

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Here is my mixed media layout:

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The quotation of my work is ‘Beauty may be dangerous but intelligence is lethal’.  Time and again women received compliments mainly for their beauty and excellency in household works and if they do jobs then only how well they can manage both. Since childhood we all heard lots of idioms on those compliments too. Most of the time we don’t get appreciated for our academic achievements, job excellency or as an entrepreneur and even if we get acknowledgement, our gender comes first like ‘best female entrepreneur’, where it should be only the ‘best entrepreneur’ but we don’t see the same for our counterpart. So, I created this layout to portray that femininity doesn’t only reflect beauty but brain too and when those combine, becomes lethal.

Here is the detailed step by step tutorial on the same. Please have a look.
Step 1:
I have primed the canvas with the white gesso and added few leftover chipboards on canvas to create more textures to my layout.

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Step 2 :
I have applied sand texture paste and paper texture paste with the help of stencil on canvas.

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Step 3:
I added a thin layer of sand texture paste on chipboards to make the textures more visible on the canvas.

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Step 4:
I have used acrylic paints mixing with acrylic soft gel for diluting the paints .

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Step 5:
With the application of dry brushing technique on the canvas, I made the textures more apparent.

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Step 6:
I applied stamps on canvas with an old newspaper stamp and dabbed the borders with brown and black ink to give the layout a little extra vintage effect. Later on I splattered paints on the canvas.

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Step 7:
I primed clay embellishments and chipboards with charcoal gesso. Then added Sapphire and copper penny art wax on clay embellishments with brush and embossed the chipboards . Then with some fussy cutting from vintage rosette paper pack and from other international branded paper packs.I distressed the edges with distress ink. I used acrylic soft gel to attach light embellishments like chipboards, art stones, laces , Leaves, artificial pearls and fussy cuts. I also used glitter paper flowers to make the layout more feminine.

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Supplies used from CrafTangles for this project are: –

CrafTangles mixed media essentials – White Gesso (120ml).

CrafTangles mixed media essentials – Acrylic Soft Gel- Gloss (Gel medium)120ml.

CrafTangles ‘Hexagonal Stacks’ Stencil (6’/6’).

CrafTangles mixed media essentials – Texture Paste – Sand(120ml).

CrafTangles mixed media essentials – Texture Paste – Paper (120ml).

CrafTangles mixed media essentials – Art Waxes – Sapphire (50ml).

CrafTangles mixed media essentials – Art Waxes – Copper Penny (50ml) .

CrafTangles mixed media essentials – Art Waxes – Gorgeous Gold (50ml) .

CrafTangles photopolymer stamps – Old Newspaper.

Glitter Paper Flowers – White – Pack of 24 flowers.

CrafTangles Scrapbook Paper Pack – Vintage Rosette(6”/6”) .

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Monalisa Dutta

Known as 'Lisa's FairyCraft' in Social Media. She loves to play with colours and textures while creating mixed media art. She is an avid altered art enthusiast and loves to experiment with styles

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