Hello my dear blog readers,
and welcome to the new challenge on the blog from Art Playground.
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Our November mood board with the colors pink, bordeaux and green
and the gorgeous theme "finishing touch" or " never ending story"
inspired me to create a layout in mixed media style.
But first my description over finishing touch.
Did you know...
that at the official exhibitions in the nineteenth century the artists would give a finishing touch to their art works by varnishing them in the company from invited guest, buyers and sponsors.
This was always a day before the official vernissage opens.
But also in the current time you can see that the finishing touch is applied...
I, for example, have my own way to give my artwork my so-called final touch.
And that is: I put my artwork on an easel. Then I step back and sit on my favorite armchair,
with a view at the easel. In this way I try to find out where I still have something to add.
For example: splatters, glitter, color or stamp-images...
This approach takes sometimes more time than creating a page.
And than I think again and again that many old masters paint a canvas in a day
but the so-called final touch could sometimes drag for months.
I would like to encourage you to delay the process of your finishing touch
over a day. After a certain time, you will be looking at the layout
in a different way. Only then the right process of the finishing touch begins.
But the best part is that you have created your own story, your own "never ending story"..
Here is what I have created:
Mixed Media Layout...
I used for this layout:
white and black Cardstock,
Finnabair black gesso, art stones, glitter, glas-glitter, glas-beads,
wire, laces, sisal,
Prima mold embellishments, pearls,
A Cabella stamps,
De stempelwinkel NL,
7 Dots Studio stickers,
Coosa crafts gilding wax,
Posca pen black and white,
Photo Nature Magazine.
Maybe I could inspire you with my technique or with my layout.
I would be very happy.
I see you on the blog from Art Playground.