Happy Sunday. I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. It's a beautiful, autumn day here in the Northeast. Today, I would like to share my first mixed media canvas, well not really a canvas. I used a piece of heavy weight chipboard I had on hand.
I was totally inspired by one of my YouTube subscribers, jennyhoildayandaaron. Every Thursday they post wonderful mixed media tutorials/lessons and I watch each week and am simply amazed. The past Thursday, they posted a "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) project that I just had to try for myself. I had purchased a stamp a month or so ago from Joann's and really wanted to use it, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Well, this fit the bill. I scaled it down and pretty much followed their tutorial. It was so much fun and I'm happy with the result.
I fussy cut lots of flowers from the My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Howdy collection and broke out my real washi tape from Japan for the shirt, which I hand drew and cut out. I typed out "Dia de los Muertos" on my computer and backed it on some watercolor paper.
Here's a shot of the stamp I used. I got it from the $1.00 bin at Joann's.
I colored up the image with my copic markers and pulled out some IamRoses to add. I colored them up with some Lindys Stamp Gang.