Hey everyone Kim here. I’m back today to share my project from the July Mixed Media Kit. This kit is unlike other mixed media kits, where you just get the mediums. This kit gives you a project to complete, so you can use the mediums in the kit right away.
Let’s take a look at this month’s kit:
It’s got gesso (black, white and clear), mica powders, gum arabic, metals and a paintbrush to use all your mediums on. Paintbrushes are all the rage right now, so do miss out.
Here is what I created using my paintbrush:
Here are some close-ups:
I first adhered all my metals to the paint brush. Then I covered it all with a couple of coats of white gesso.
Once the gesso dried, I randomly added the mica powder 2 different ways. First I sprinkled some directly on the brush and misted with water. The second way was to make a mist using the gum arabic as a binding agent and the mica.
I found these amazing old spoons at a flea market and thought they would be the perfect embellishment for the paintbrush.
Here is a close up to see the texture:
I added micro beads to add texture and depth to the opening of the spoon and all around the handle. I also added some art stones from my stash.
I have plenty of supplies left over to complete another paintbrush. I think I may go dark (black gesso) on my next one. Stay tuned…
Hope you liked my little explanation of my Mixed Media Monday project.
Here is my weekly tip: When covering items in gesso, especially items that have uneven surfaces use a dabber to get the gesso in all the little nooks and crannies. A large paint brush is good to cover flat surfaces.
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Thanks for stopping by. Our designers will be back this week with more of their amazing projects from all of our July kits.