I love to watch instructional art videos! Even though I am mainly a watercolorist, it’s so much fun to watch other mediums and be inspired! it’s important to take time out to “play” and see what happens! This painting is the result of a couple of studio “play days”.
Here is what I did:
To start I painted in the background and the bird with the new Mission Gold Watercolors I wanted to test – love them! I painted on a 22″ x 15″ 300 lbs. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper, which I had gessoed first. Used some black ink marker, a bit of black acrylics, some stained rice papers and gold tissue paper. Then I used a Versa Marker and some Embossing Powder, and finished it with some embellishments using Fashion Bead paint! If that’s not mixed media, I don’t know what is! It started out as a “challenge” painting for the Sierra Watercolor Society‘s January challenge, but took on a life of its own. I’ve learned to just follow along when a painting starts “speaking” to me! Love the journey!