My post today is a recently completed Mixed Media Canvas inspired by the great mixed media representations of tea-cups and tea pots you can view on Pinterest and other arty web-sites. There is a huge amount of inspiration out there and some very clever crafters.
My canvas was one from an older project that I was not happy with so I got out the Gesso and reclaimed/ recycled the canvas for this new project.
I created texture with scraps of paper and roughly painted background. I also used a template and texture paste to add interest with the scalloped edges and then went over the canvas with standard acrylic paints, mixing a few colours to get the effect I was after.
The cups are from a hand-drawn template I then used to cut out the cup shapes from patterned paper. A little destressing and highlighting later the cups were ready to adhere to the canvas. The 'Everything Stops for Tea' letters are from my stash. The painted red hearts were added to make the finished canvas ping a little.
All in all a lot of inky, painty, messy fun!
I think this is not too bad for a first attempt and I am lining up another canvas for a make-over :-)
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