Cosmic Gypsy Board

Hey y’all!  It’s Michelle here today and I have channeled my inner gypsy girl to give you a fun, easy, artsy and functional project that you can easily do with your Tres Jolie Mixed Media August kit right out of the box!

I call this my cosmic gypsy board and you can use it as a chalkboard, menu board, grocery list, agenda, quote board, etc!!

I started off by making the clay pieces first so they could air dry (you can speed it up a bit with a heat gun but overnight air dry is best).  To make these pieces use the Prima Modeling Material pressed into the Prima Mould and release it immediately to air dry before painting with a black gesso from a previous kit (you could also use black acrylic) and then spraying with the sage colored Distress Oxide Spray.  For the scrolls you make them the same way with the modeling material in the mould and after dried apply black gesso but for these I applied a gold wash made from the Lindys Magical powder and water to make a metallic watercolor.

Next paint the entire canvas with black gesso (or black acrylic) and allow to dry.  I then taped off the center of the canvas to form a frame around the outside.  Then spray the Distress Oxide Sprays by Ranger along the exposed border.  I also mixed in a bit of the alcohol inks from last month’s kit and allowed the inks and colors to mix as I tilted the canvas around.  You can aid the mixing process as well as the drying process by using a heat gun.  I also painted a gold border around the black chalkboard area with the gold metallic watercolor paint I created with the Lindy’s Magical gold powder.

Finally I glued the clay pieces down to the canvas.

I hope you enjoyed this fun little versatile project!  Check out my process video to see it all coming together!

Thanks for stopping by!  Y’all have a beautiful day!

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