This is a 5 x 5" piece created for the Mixed Media Monday Challenge where the theme is Easter. I started out by spraying a large piece of tissue paper with colour wash in pink and lilac, leaving some areas without colour, then heat dried it. I used gel medium to glue the tissue paper onto mount board in layers, building it up to form a circular frame around the centre. Next I added some Lumiere paint in Pearl White to highlight areas of the tissue paper, especially those with no colour. The image was printed onto matt photo paper, and adhered with gel medium. A little pearl white acrylic was painted onto the wings. A lilac glaze was then painted over the whole piece and some silver accent beads added. Once dry, a little more white pearl was added where glaze had dulled it more than I wanted. The little eggs were made from MDF. These also had tissue paper added, colour wash and pearl acrylic. Grungeboard flourishes were added to embellish. These were painted first with gesso, then a mixutre of the sprays and pearl acrylic before being added to the piece. Finally, the little piece of text was added to finish.
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