I haven't done any challenges in a really long time so when I found a challenge this weekend on the Mixed Media Monday blog I decided I would participate. The challenge this week is "stars." I also found a challenge on the Melange blog about quotes, so this fits in there as well. Bonus!
I used a piece of chipboard that I cut out in a star shape as the foundation of my piece and while I was looking through my stash for a sheet of chipboard I came across the Maya Road wings, the Magistical Memories girl, and a Advantus Grungeboard heart and decided to incorporate them into it too. I used Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Stamps to create some texture in the gesso and then layered acrylic paint on it. I love the way the background turned out! After all that dried & I put a couple of coats of Golden gel top coat (semi-gloss) on it I used my Provo Craft Yudu to screen print the quote "Stay the course, light a star, change the world, where'er you are. " on it with Gold Yudu ink.
I wasn't sure how well the screen printing would turn out since my piece was pretty textured, but it really turned out well. (Click the photos to enlarge them.)
Now, I'm not really loving the girl yet and I think I'll give her new hair when I get a chance. I might also give her a charm or something to hold. I made her by "wallpapering" her with paper from an old dictionary and then painted her with acrylic paints. For her hair I used some Golden soft gel on a piece of string to mold it into place & then inked it up after it was dry. (I'll probably try to reverse that process & see if I get results that I like.) If I get back around to fixing her up I'll be sure to post her "makeover" here on my blog.
The heart was simple...just put some of Golden's Micaceous Iron Oxide fluid acrylic paint on it. I love that paint, the sparkles are awesome and my photo doesn't do it justice.