Thursday, 7 December 2017

And Then She Blossomed... A Wooden Panel by Lynne Mizera

Lynne is with us today, and she's created this beautiful mixed media panel to share with you, created with Rubber Dance stamps.

Hello everyone, Lynne here today to share this wooden panel which I altered mixed-media style using a stamp from Rubber Dance called Blossoming Rose.

It was the quote by Anais Nin included with this image that spoke right to my heart and caused me to want to create something truly special to showcase these powerful words...

I began with a wooden panel which I had painted with some tinted crackle paint, a new-to-me product from DecoArt that I am absolutely in love with!!

And then I decided to take a chance and see if I could stamp and heat emboss on wood like I do on paper... (using Versafine black ink and CTMH detail clear embossing powder), and it worked beautifully.

Look how crisp and clear this image stamped and how the clear embossing powder created raised and glossy lines which are now cells I can fill with color. 

For this next step I decided to use my Silks, an acrylic glaze from ColourArte that is both brilliantly coloured and full of metallic shimmer.

I let the color fill the cells and allowed it to pool and blend all on its own. Another wonderful quality of these Silks is that the colors layer on top of each other, rather than mixing together, and you can see all the different tones and shades through each layer.

And because these are glazes rather than paints, they tint rather than cover over and the crackled wood grain is still visible through the color...

And finally I added a border of my very favourite Golden fluid acrylic gold paint which, for me, not only finishes off the piece but also makes everything richer.

So I do hope you enjoyed my little photo tutorial, and if this inspires you to create something of your own, please do share it with us in the Mixed Up Mag Mixer facebook group.  And now here are all the products I used to create this tribute to Anais Nin's wonderful quote:

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  1. Gorgeous, Lynne! Love the crackled background! Beautiful colours on the rose -
    those Silks glazes are amazing, aren't they? Thank you so much for making this beauty with our stamps! ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. This is so beautiful! The background is fab and I love your work with that awesome stamp. TFS 💕

  3. Lynne this is gorgeous, I love the combination of your grungey background and the prettiness of how you created the rose. A true stunner, hugs Debs xx

  4. This is a beauty Lynne! The rose is so pretty and I love how you've coloured it with the Silks xx

  5. This is so beautiful Lynne. The contrast of the glossy silks against the crackle background is stunning!
    Dot x

  6. Amazing work. I adore the background so much. The rose looks wonderful on top!


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