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Even A Little Pop of Red is Powerful

Happy Friday!  

Today I have for you another mixed media piece featuring a bit of red.  This project has only a few touches of red, but boy does it pop...that is the power of red.  Even a little grabs the limelight. 

This was done using a large piece of corrugated.  I added a couple smaller pieces as well.  You can easily use a sturdy canvas art board for the base of this as well. 
I added a background using a napkin from my stash and kept embellishing from there. 
I added more corrugated that I had previously prepared with gesso.  I then added a bit of green ink to pull from the green in the napkin. 
I also added a few pieces of chipboard that I painted out with a pale pink. 
Next, came that pop of red with beautiful red rhinestone cupchain. 
Next, I used a couple pieces of fabric scraps to which I added a bit of gesso.  I colorized the gesso by mixing in a bit of glittery white paint just for some added sparkle.  When the light hits it just right you catch that pretty
Next, I added DIY flowers made from Tyvek envelopes.  This is done by cutting different sized circles from the Tyvek (see the link below), inking them, then "burning" them with a heat gun just until they melt a bit and curl up creating a petal of sorts.  Hot glue all circles together and then add a gem, bead or button to the center for the finishing touch. 
I also added a bit of detail with white dots and white splatter. 
Feel free to pin the photos to your Pinterest pages.

Hope you enjoyed my touch of red project today. 
Have a great weekend!
~Steph S. 

Supply list -
canvas art board
misc paints
misc chipboard
tyvek envelope for diy flowers 
rhinestone cup chain 
ranger blending tool
stencil art expression
corrugated kraft paper


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