I have been playing a bit lately with mixed media stuff and a friend and I had a play day where we made a picture using gesso-tissue paper- laces- sparkly bits a picture and webbing spray.
I made this fairy picture for Ebony and I'm quite pleased with it and so is Ebony which is what really matters in the end. I started with an artists board and created texture with the crumpled up tissue paper and laces. I then painted it over with black background paint -added some irridescent paints to hilite in places -next came the webbing spray-then the fairy-some "goldfinger" was rubbed on to hilite the ridges that had formed then the word was added and finally a couple of coats of matt sealer and "bingo "---all finished.
I haven't been doing a lot of hand stitching this week as I have a slight case of tendonitis in the thumb of my right hand which makes it very hard to hold anything.
You don't realise how much you need your thumbs until you can't use them properly.