Friday, May 4, 2018

Paper Wing Productions Design Team May Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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Are you ready for our May Blog Hop? The theme for this month is Thank You. We hope you will hop through and find inspiration for your own projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store. For a chance to win all you need to do is:
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  • Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment.
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For this blog post, I decided to use a painting that I have been working on lately. This is the month of our Lady, thus, who best to thank than her. I have been making this mixed media painting for my daughter and even though is not completely finish, it showcases my thanks to Our Lady of the Valley and to Venezuela (for more info about the Virgin, please click here and here):

I still need to retouch a lot of the veil and the dress because it got messed up with the heat gun...
I took inspiration on these images and combined in this mixed media creation:

I took the background idea from this painting I found online:

I decided to used tissue paper in the Venezuelan flag vibrant colors and modpodge it to the canvas.

Then I added clear gesso to the whole background and white to the Virgin image and the 6 starts.

Then I tried to paint it and darken the background some.

Later I went with a little of white, but I wasn't happy with it yet.

I used some crackling paste and mixed it with gold acrylics and added some flourish to add some shine to the back of the Virgin.

After taking my teachers advice, I made the figure of the Virgin narrower...

I still didn't like my background as much, thus, I did more stencilling using TH stencils and darken paintings. I also added some Pearl embossing paste (Farber Castle) and stencilled the stars.

For the dress decoration, I decided to used PWP Building a Shrine cling stamps. And heat embossed using Versa Mark ink and Egyptian Gold podwer.

However, my heating gun messed up my white paint and let it show the other layers... I need to fix this now.

I painted the stars and the crown gold using liquid leaf ink.

I love how it makes the texture of the stars more evident.

I still need to glue the decenary and the crown, and to add some Pearl pen to the edges of the veil, but for now it's ok.

I love how the stamps work so great as the dress decoration.

I hope you liked my work in progress.

Make sure to head on over to Dana's Blog next!
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  1. Wow! This piece is absolutely stunning!

  2. Wow--this turned out fabulous. I like the tissue paper background.

  3. That is just amazing - how clever of you!

  4. Oh my !! That’s a very impressive creation !!

  5. Love the colors and textures! Great effect with the tissue paper!

  6. What an interesting piece! Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  7. Beautiful painting and fabulous textured background---Thank you for joining us at A Inky Mess
    Carol DT x

  8. Fantastic canvas! I love the vibrant colours and all those textures. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  9. That's a totally cool project. Loved it. Thank you for joining us at the RCS challenge. - Priya Satish DT

  10. A beautiful project, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.