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Friday, February 15, 2013

Fly Free!

Good morning and Happy Friday my paint loving friends! Emily here to share another mixed media piece I made using some Creative Inspirations Paints. 

I often will get an idea in my head for a project out of the blue, and have to go to my studio to get some of it down on canvas, paper, or whatever I am working on. If anything, I try to get out the papers, paints and embellishments I want to use for the project. This normally happens, which is nice. Other times, I will start the project, in particular, a background, without having any idea of what I will put over the background. My piece today was one of these... I completely finished the background part, with stamps and all, but didn't have a clue as to what I would put on it for the finishing touch. 

It sat for almost a week... until today. I happened to look at a bird stamp I had, and the idea hit me. A large dimensional bird covered in acrylic and Creative Inspirations Paint with some grungeboard letters spelling out my words. 

This is what I ended up with. . . 

Not only does the bird have CI Paints, but its legs, the canvas background and the letters have CI Paints products on them.  The letters were first painted with Coal paint and then I decided to add Delequesce in Black over it and heat it with my heat gun for a shiny textured look. 

See the heart in my bird's wing? If you have me figured out, then you know I almost always have a heart in my project. I normally have them out in the open, but this one needed to be a little hidden... somewhat! 

Below is a collage of close ups ... look at the shimmer and sparkle! 

And as always, here is the palette of colors I used from Creative Inspirations Paint: 

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend and get creative!!! 


jessica said...

Gorgeous Emily!!!

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! Awesome canvas! I'm loving the bird! Thanks for the inspiration Emily!

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty canvas!!
Love it!

Kimberly S said...

Love all of that dimension, and the happy colors! hugs, Kimberly

DIANA L. said...

Wow Emily another gorgeous piece.

simply monica said...

Another awesome piece Emily!

Julie Odil said...

This is fantastic! You are a true artist. I love how you have the heart in the bird's wing.