Back in December, I was asked to participate in the CHA Ranger Designer Challenge. This year the task was to use Dina Wakley's Media line to create whatever we wanted on a canvas base. I had to think a while about this one. I'm not a painter but I love the thick heavy body paint, so I just decided to get over myself and try.
After a Gesso base was painted on (and dried), I added ripped pieces of vintage wallpaper and pages from a vintage school book with Gel Medium.
Funny story before I go on...I decided I really wanted a small touch of yellow (lemon). I did not get that color in my box, so I went to my local craft store and purchased a tube of Lemon. I get it to the check out counter and the cashier does not know the price - so with a nice long line behind me, she says into the microphone, "PRICE CHECK ON BODY PAINT". I quickly stated that it is found in the art section and it's acrylic paint...and not edible the last time I checked.
The last step was to add some stamped images (circles) and the written words, love you. I used Archival ink in Aquamarine for the stamping, so that it was waterproof.
The blue chip stamps are a favorite of mine to find on junking trips (they were a big deal in my house growing up- it was my job to paste the stamps into the book!) The baby fork is just something I had in my stash and the photo of the woman is from the new idea-ology Photobooth pack.
If you have not seen the other designer challenge pieces, you can view them here on Rangers blog. Mine kinda sticks out like a sore thumb in the group but I'm okay with that. I did what speaks to me and that is good enough.
now carry on,