I continue to have fun creating these mixed media medallions.
Starting with a 4 x 4 inch cradled wooden panel, I painted the surface with layers of gesso, acrylic paint, and acrylic glaze.
Heading to my stash of pendants and bezels from my collection of A Gilded Life items from Spellbinders, I chose one of my favorites: the large, bronze Iron Cross Bezel. My plan was to adhere a small metal brad to the ring at the top of the bezel.
As a way to make this artwork a one-of-a-kind, I hunted down the perfect addition from my collection of vintage objects: a watch face with the most beautiful patina.
preference obsession for circular design, I selected dies from Spellbinders Standard Circles die sets, both Large and Small. Combining one circle die from the Large set with the next closest sized circle die from the Small set allows me to create a ⅛ inch wide loop. I did this twice to create two loops of differing diameters cut from Spellbinders Precious Metals Craft Foil.
I then used individual dies from both the Large and Small Standard Circles die sets to cut out two circles from sheets of watercolor paper that I had already hand painted.
My last touch for this piece was created from a new Spellbinders favorite: the Shoot! die set of arrows. I die cut four arrows from hand painted paper and snipped off the feather ends of each one.
Mixing and matching and slicing and dicing, I layered all the elements on the wood panel. When I found the design I was looking for, I adhered the pieces using glue.
The gold foil was complimented by metallic gold acrylic paint spattered on the surface and streaked on the edges.
I love how the natural patina on the watch face is echoed in the hand painted paper that I chose for this piece.
This vivid blue and metallic gold are one of my most favorite color combinations.
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Other: cradled wood panel, gesso, paint brush, hand painted paper, vintage watch face, brad, adhesive, scissor