Good Morning everyone, i hope you are holding in there.
Today im sharing a little fun mixed media piece, i found this cat head shaped MDF piece in a home decor department - I thought it would be perfect for decorating.
Size approx 6x5". I first covered it with white gesso to give a base and cover up the printed sentiment. I then added paw prints using a stencil and texture paste, once dry I then sprayed with water and added purple brusho's and pixie powder and let them do their thing. Using the brusho's onto gesso gives them a nice soft finish.
Once dry i added torn pieces of printed tissue paper, especially behind where i wanted my cat to go - to do this i brushed the tissue with water where i wanted to tear it -this gives a nice soft edge when tearing, then add mod podge to the base, brushed on my tissue paper and sealed over the top with more medium, making sure the edges are well sealed.
I then lightly dried bushed white gesso over the top to blend in the edges of the tissue paper, less is more and build it up slowly.
I then added stars using a stencil and a gold pearl texture paste. Then i very lightly brushed over the top with an orange pearl paint - you could use a guilding wax, i used orange as wanted it to co-ordinate with my Ginger Tom Cat, i also chose purple for the background so that my ginger tom would really stand out.
I then stamped my cat, coloured with inktense pencils and fussy cut him out, added glossy accents to his eyes and a little black glitter to his nose and bow tie. I computer printed my words, cut them out, mounted onto black cardstock and added glossy accents over the top.
I gently curved Mr Tom before adding with glue gel to add dimension, then arranged my sentiment. I painted the sides and back with lilac paint and lightly edged with the orange pearl to finish.
Close up on the dashing Mr Tom.
After lots of thinking i came up with 'Purrfect in every way' - we should all take that confidence from cats
This shows the background better before i added my toppers.
This shows how the pearl texture pastes shimmers in the light and you can make out how the orange paint picks up the paw prints in the background.
and this is how it came. £2 in B&M
cat head MDF
Katzelkraft cat stamp
Paw print & stars stencils
Cosmic shimmer gold pearl texture paste
Golden white texture paste
Purple cosmic shimmer Pixie powder
Imagination crafts - starlight paint - orange
Printed tissue paper
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