Hi everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to be sharing a mixed media canvas I created using the tag kit. I really stepped outside of my comfort zone with this kit.
This month’s card kit features the wooden Julie Nutting dolls and tags. Here is the kit:
So, I have never worked with these before. However, they are great for my niece. I created a canvas for her room. Here is my canvas:
I used the mermaid doll for the canvas. For the mixed media, I used items from past mixed media kits. I used the texture paste, watercolors and seashells from past Tres Jolie Kits (they can be found here).
Here are some close ups of the canvas:
I have never used watercolors on wood, so I learned a few things. Use less water to prevent color bleed. I got a bit of it, but hey I can live with it. For the skin tone, I used my water color pencils. I think it turned out pretty decent for my first time.
The saying behind the frame is a 3×4 card from the Prima Zella Teal line (from my stash). The color was perfect for this.
For the background, I used the rust effect paste from a past kit in Fantasy. I used the powder blue to cover the canvas, then filled in with the purple and turquoise until I was happy.
The flowers and cheesecloth are from my stash. I filled in the floral cluster with some seashells and the other wooden accessories that came with the doll. I added a few melange pebbles, then lightly dusted over the flowers with the purple rust effects paint and called it done.
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Remember to stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the February kits.