I have been dipping into mixed media for a few months now, and was totally inspired by Prima's very own Marion Smith and Donna Downey. I wanted to create a piece of art using the techniques that I learned from both artists. I titled the piece "Be Free" because that the motto for both artists. Inspiration comes from exploration. So the painting is hanging in my craft room, to remind me to "BE FREE" to try new things and play.
From Flamingo Scraps: Prima Cherry Blossom Vines, Wildwood Flowers, and Dandies; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Dragonfly & Wheatfields
Other Supplies: Cricut Serenade Cartridge -- Chipboard Bird Cage; Golden Acrylic Paint & Bead Gel Medium; Tim Holtz Label Die Cut; We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Eyelets; Jump rings; Hummingbird
Live with Prima Broadcasts are an excellent source for learning. Marion's broadcasts are always filled with mixed media techniques. For example, I have learned that concentrated heat setting clumped acrylic paint will cause the paint to expand and bubble like Puffy Paint, multiple colors of Glimmer Mist can create an irrodescent look to your acrylic paints, and she is always demonstrating dry brush techniques - like the one I used to paint the sign.