Friday 21 June 2019

The circus has come to town - mixed media - Andy Skinner

Use up your leftovers.

Do you have boxes and tubs of left over bits and pieces? I try to only keep bits that I think will be really useful but they still take up space so I am challenging myself to use up more of them.

Floorboards found in my left overs box so I just tore it to size (5 x 7 inches).

Red card also from the leftovers box and it looks like it had some gesso scraped over before being painted red; I mixed some white gesso and burnt umber media fluid acrylic and brayered onto the enigma stamp to get the background - I love this stamp.

The circus advert was stamped onto some card dipped in a watery wash (also another leftover) ........

..... and I found this image that I'd printed out some time ago and thought that this fabulous character looked perfect to fit in with the theme.

The bunting was made with - yes you've guessed it left over brayered card - it had been brayered with bright red paint, so I layered up with watery washes, stencilled circles and white splatters before cutting it into triangles. I also punched a star from the red bayered card.

I found the little ticket as an image Free on the Graphics Fairy website and the Big Top sign.

I used a couple of the eye chart transfers from the 'alchemy plus' set

I love how it came together and it has joined the panel I made last week in my new black visual journal.

I am sharing this over on Andy's blog today as well.


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