I know I say every week that time flies quicker and quicker, but it's true - another week is nearly over, and it's time for Paint Party Friday again - hosted as always by Eva and Kristin. And I am sure it will not exactly come as a surprise when I tell you that I have taken Frida Kahlo as my subject again! We are all in Frida Fever just now!
I used 2 canvases, 15x8", which had been painted dark blue and stenciled with a diamond pattern at some time in the distant past and then somehow hidden under a pile of
junk stash. Anyway, I first pasted a triangle from the bottom almost up to the stop, using a thick mixture of metallic paint and bead gel. I used a spatula for this as it was too thick for a brush. Then I sprinkled a handful of micro-beads over it, and waited, not exactly patiently, for 2 days till it was dry. The pictures of Frida Kahlo were mirrored, printed out, and fussy cut. I soaked them in water to make them more pliable, and then glued them with decoupage glue from LaBlanche. When they were dry I used 2 coats of glossy varnish to make them more durable. Then I had some sticky fun with glue and gilding flakes, and that was it.
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Frida Kahlo.
Today was cold and mostly wet. It was gray and overcast in the morning:
And not much better in the afternoon
And the horses just carried on as always....
Here's wishing you all a great day. Have fun, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!