Tuesday, August 23, 2011

from the studio of: vicki boutin

mixed media art board
by Vicki Boutin

This gorgeous art board is layered with several techniques and mediums.  
If you look closely you'll notice that it is an 8x8 board collaged with new off the wall papers mounted on a 12x12 board covered with 7gypsies tissue, paints and finished off with brand new color rubbings!

Vicki was awesome enough (as always!) to share her inspiration and techniques with us:

I have a thing for tissue paper.  It is one of the most versatile mediums to work with as well as being light, delicate and oh so pretty!!  One of my favorite things to do with tissue paper is to create textured backgrounds.  

When I created this art board I wanted to move beyond a basic scrapbook page and make something dimensional and textural.  I covered the 8x8 book board in patterned paper and added a thin layer of gesso to create a collage look.  For the 12x12 piece, I decoupaged tissue to the base and added some color with paint.  Once it was dry, I rubbed the surface with gold paint and added the new 7gypsies butterfly rubbings.

The tissue is a great solution for imperfect surfaces, too!!  Super fun and easy!

You can see more of Vicki's work in our online gallery or by visiting her blog at:


Tina said...

Fantastic mixed media project! Love these and thank you for sharing it.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow - what a great piece!

fairyrocks said...

Delightful artistic
Love how you made it your own!!