Sunday, 7 June 2015

One for the "Creative Soul"

Hello Friends…
A sunny welcome to all of you. I have great pleasure and joy in sharing today’s project because it’s the first of its kind from me!
No! Not a card…
A pure mixed media art and why did I do that??? 
I got myself a new craft room…yay!!! Actually a second one…this is inside the house, a balcony converted into a study/craft room so that me and my little one get to share it. This is supposed to be the “messy zone” in the entire house! I just love it and what better way to celebrate the opening of this room …to create something that goes with the flow. 

Time to get messy…
I have to admit, this room has a great vibe…lots of light and sunshine, a view to the outside greenery, a tree close by with birds chirping and some indoor foliage which is brimming with the seasonal lilies right now! Do you get the picture…this being the muse, I decided to satisfy my soul with new mediums, colors and techniques I haven’t tried before.
I just had the following things in mind before doing this project…
Altered art- NO
3D embellishments – NO
Bright Colors – YES
New colors and techniques – a big YES
Re cycling - OFCOURSE
So here it is…one for my creative soul!
Last month I re structured and did my entire kitchen and had this long wooden, panel which was laminated with white mica sheet on both sides. I knew this would come handy some day and it was just perfect for the mixed media panel as I wanted loooong lilies smiling at me in the room even on days they weren’t blooming, lol!
Here are the steps…
I covered the entire panel with tissue paper that comes with shirt packaging. I then gessoed it and it was ready for the paints. I applied some modeling paste with the spatula on the base to create some rocky texture.
I have not experimented with brayers and took that out first and this lovely range of colors from Paper Artsy that my brother got me when he visited early this year.
I started by brayering the lighter colors and then moved on to the darker shaded using the Vaseline technique to reveal a bi of the earlier colors to show thru.
Once the base colors were ready I added more colors with my chalk pastels, which again had been in “cold storage” for a long time. I liked the way, it blended and took to the textures of the tissue base and I could easily go on adding colors to give the panel some depth.
Next came more modeling paste and the long floral stencil. As that was drying, I went about doing some random text stamping with Bo Bunny and archival inks. 
There are also some vines stamped with picket fence paint. I then stamped some butterflies and bees on tissue so that they have some “conversation” with the flowers!
Next was to get them on the panel with gel medium and once that was done, I decided to give some color to the flowers.
The panel was already colorful so I kept the flower simple, by just sponging on some powder blue acrylic color thru the stencil. I used rolled paper rope as stem for the flowers. By now the panel was coming alive and already speaking to me!
I chose this “perfect” quote from Paper Artsy and heat embossed it in white on black CS and cut out small strips. I glued them onto the panel and highlighted them with white gel pen.
A few random white color splashes and my summery panel is ready! I sealed the entire work with a generous coat of spray varnish. This is really adding so much life to my room and will be a source of my “daily” inspiration.
Do let me know your views on my maiden attempt on this “mixed media art”…there are so many of you who have inspired and BIG THANKS to all my crafty pals.
I would like to have my summer panel enter the following challenges…
The MixedMedia Monthly Challenge Blog – yr of choices (around the house, new to you, May flowers, stencils and paste)
ArtisticStamper Ch Blog – Summer is coming
Take it makeit Challenge – take a technique – texture
A Vintage Journey – Celebration (my new craft room!)
SweetStamping Ch Blog – Something old something new

Until My next Creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling
Cheers.

























43 comments:

  1. Its just as lovely as all ur projects....Love the summery feel with great textures!!! Like ur project...love all ur quotes...it would be such apt always!!!

    Keep Rocking dear!

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    1. Thanks Sathya. Like always, love to read your comments...from the heart! hugs.

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  2. Lovely piece of artwork Rupa

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  3. It's too good. Loved the tissue texturing idea. Your choice of colors have always been cry appealing to me. Seeing it in real yesterday was a previlege. Thx for the inspiration Rupa dearest.

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    1. I meant very appealing. . Uff this auto correct

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    2. I meant very appealing. . Uff this auto correct

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    3. Thanks Mridula...yes you had the first reveal yday and so happy to show it to you. You are so passionate about crafting and it is always a pleasure to spend time with you. Hugs.

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  4. How lovely to have a new room! This is a beautiful piece Rupa, I love the warm colours in the background and your flowers are so beautiful. I love how you added those stems and the bees and butterflies are lovely finishing touches. Anne x

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    1. So happy to hear this from you, Anne. Big thanks and hugs.

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  5. Beautiful work of Art, Rupa !! You need to sign this painting like all artists do ...and pl have a title for it !! Title........., .size :........, Acrylics on wood etc etc !!

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    1. My head is spinning now Suman...I am flying high. That's the best compliment and THANK YOU buddy. Hugs.

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  6. Your background in arts makes your crafty work so unique and enchanting Rupa and hey ....do share pics of your craft room!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Thanks Sonia...pics will be pics. I think you should make a visit...it high time! Hugs.

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  7. Totally agree with Sonia! Love how you combine different media! Dropping by soon for a peek into your new SOUL space!

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    1. yay...Tanvi...WELCOME it's time for our crafty madness together. Hugs.

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  8. Congratulations on your new crafting space, how exciting to have a new room to work in!! This is just stunning Rupa, I love watching your process to see how you got those amazing colours and that wonderful texture!! Another brilliant piece from the talented Rupa, LOVE!! hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia. Sending big crafty hugs.

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  9. Hi Rupa. This is a stunning piece, loved seeing the process. I'm sure it will look fabulous in your new craft space.
    Avril xx

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  10. Hi Rupa. This is a stunning piece, loved seeing the process. I'm sure it will look fabulous in your new craft space.
    Avril xx

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  11. Hi Rupa. This is a stunning piece, loved seeing the process. I'm sure it will look fabulous in your new craft space.
    Avril xx

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    1. Thank you so much Avril, glad you enjoyed it. hugs.

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  12. This is a stunning piece of work it's fabulous and thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week hugs Sue xx

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  13. A fabulous panel, love the post with all the details. It will look great in your new craft room.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. Beautiful project, love what you did here! The step by step photos look great too! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!!

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    1. Thanks Astrid...I will treasure this comment, means a lot to me. Hugs.

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  15. Hey Rupa , as usual mind blowing work.... I always read your posts end to end as your writing is very interesting and inspiring ... You always present a kind of small story about your project which makes the post a memorable one.... Great work!! Keep it up.... You have great crafting and writing skills and of course loads of patience....

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    1. Thanks Ramya...I have talking skills too, lol! That's so sweet of you to be so generous with your commenting. Thanks a bunch and hugs.

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  16. What a wonderful way to celebrate your new wonderfully messy room great piece and thanks for joining usat A Vi tage Journey.

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  17. This is amazing .... I love everything about it. The colours are gorgeous and all that texture is stunning .... great job!! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

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  18. Wonderful mixed media! Boom-Rupa in there mixed media house! Fantabulous flowers and wonderful, vibrant colors! Awesome way to Upcycle a kitchen leftover. Awesome sauce! Hugz! ~Niki

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  19. A fabulous project Rupa! Beautiful colours, texture, stencils and stamps! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Sweet Stampin' and enjoy your wonderful new craft room!
    Chris
    x

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  20. Hi Rupa, I think I got carried away looking at your wonderful flowers and forgot to thank you for joining in our Celebrations Challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. A stunning project as always Rupa! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  22. Wow, that is an amazing piece of mixed media art! I love it. Please note the new rules for our challenge are to include the challenge graphic in your description and to only combine with up to 4 other challenges including ours (5 total). Thanks so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  23. Beautiful! Love all of the techniques you used. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  24. How lovely to have a new sunny space to create it Rupa! What a wonderful creation with the painted background and beautiful floral! thanks for joining us in the AVJ Celebrations challenge! Julia xx

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  25. this is really lovely!! thanks for sharing all the steps! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  26. What a stunning mixed media canvas, Rupa - I love it. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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