Yesterday I posted an image of Hope, a new mixed media piece that I created in honor of the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Today I wanted to share the step-by-step process that went into making this artwork.
This piece started with a section of corrugated cardboard from a shipping box. I cut it to a size of approximately 4 1/2 x 7 inches and then tore away part of the smooth cardboard surface.
I changed the color by dry brushing both white and black gesso on to the surface and highlighting spots with a red dye ink pad.
Adding another textural element to the piece, I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder to create a deeply embossed grid of dots into a sheet of kraft-color card stock.
I shaded the raised dots by rubbing dye ink pads in multiple colors across the surface.
I used a Spellbinders Rounded Squares die to cut a curved square from the sheet of embossed card stock. I also cut the same shape from a sheet of black card stock using the next larger die from the same set. I shaded the edges of the embossed card stock with dye ink for a finishing touch.
I shaded the black card stock by dry brushing with white gesso and adhered the two pieces together.
Using the Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die set, I cut another piece of black card stock and dry brushed it with gesso as well.
This piece was all about hope and I used Spellbinders Lowercase Font One dies and red card stock to show that.
Sorted through my stash of found objects, metal bits, and embellishments and found some pieces to add that mixed media element. Gotta have that!
Time to put it all together. And adhere the piece to a vintage book cover, as yet another layer, an additional design element, and a way to make the piece sturdier.
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