Merry Christmas everyone, it's that time of year when everything seems to have just a bit more sparkle in the air. I decided to take some of my old jewelry that was lacking sparkle and put some sparkle back into it with this mixed media canvas. It's my turn on Art Anthology's blog today to provide some inspiration.
I decided to take the back of this canvas and adhere a bunch of old broken jewelry I had and create some new life into it. I adhered the jewelry pieces in the shape of a tree and then primed the surface with gesso.
I also added Mud Paste and art stones to the back of the canvas for more texture, then I got out my spays and Minx shimmering inks and away I went.
The outside of the frame was an old photo mat I had and I primed it with gesso and then using Art Anthology's Ringlet stencil and pretty Sorbet paints I colored it up. Then for the final touches I add gemstones and pearls here and there. Super easy and fun technique and I always love a way to recycle old items. Hope you give this a try. For your pleasure I have also included a video below so you can view my creative process. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !