I just love using small canvases (6x8) for these type of projects, they can be time intensive if you use a bigger one...and you'll need a lot of objects to cover up all the space. So for this I started off with orange acrylic paint and then some gold paint smears:
Next I mixed some red acrylic with glitter and smeared it through a stencil, then glued on some embellishments in an arrangement I liked (yes it took forever to get it the way I liked!) Then added a generous coat of gesso to prime the elements. I used found objects as well as chipboard from 13 Arts and Prima flowers. The resin frame and "family" embellishment are also from Prima.
Then I added some more of the orange paint, red spray ink and gold rub n buff. I also added some gesso on the elements to lighten them up, here and there.
I love how the spray ink landed in the shape of a heart on the bird! I really love combining different elements such as chipboard, paper flowers, metal and texture paste on one canvas. I'm going for a look you want to reach out and grab and feel with your fingers. I've learned that you can use pretty much anything and once you gesso everything white then color ~ it all matches!
Here is a photo of the canvas again:
I would like to thank Laura and the wonderful ladies at Our Creative Corner for featuring me today. If you haven't yet, go check out their blog and play along with the monthly challenge to maybe win a fabulous prize! Plus you will be seriously inspired by the quite diverse design team, there is something for everyone! Have a great week friends.