Fearless Mixed Media Canvas

Hi dear crafty friends!

Today I'm sharing my Fearless Mixed Media Canvas I created for Words & Paintery challenge. The theme was to use red colors and give an interpretation to the quote: Courage is not the absence of fear, which I think is a very true quote, at least for me. I always try not to let fear guide me both in my life and in my art.

 

 

Fearless Mixed Media Canvas

I started this canvas with an idea. I was working on a different project, using some chipboard cogwheels and when they were all finished only the outer sheet remained. I looked at it and knew immediately I had to use it in a project. I just loved the square sheet with the different size holes. So I started with adding texture to a canvas with modeling paste and then glued the chipboard sheet on the canvas. The textured paste created enough height that the chipboard was slightly raised from the canvas.

 

 

Then I arranged items in the holes. I went with industrial, steampunk look of course and used all kinds of materials.

 

 

When I was happy with their arrangement I removed them and painted the background with black gesso. I glued all the items to their place and covered them with black gesso too.

 

 

Finally it was time to add color! I used metallic paints and waxes in different shades of red to paint the canvas. I also added a little silver wax for some accents. I really like how it turned out... what do you think?

 

 

 

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