I have been a long time fan of Melody Ross and her various online classes. I love her style and the meaningful messages she sends through her art. I set out a few weeks back to create a canvas that embraced a little bit of her style and some of her teachings and this is what I created.
I loved using a different color palate than I usually do. This took me outside of my typical artistic output right away, but it was perfect for the project. I used lots of embellishments I had on hand, and I created my own with the use of letters, tissue paper and scraps.
There are many layers in the background that made for lots of texture. I used stencils along with gel medium and gesso to create lots of interest. To bring some of my layers back out and outline my collage elements, I used pencil and even permanent marker to color the raised parts and make marks around certain shapes.
Here is a close up of one corners of the piece so you can see all the wonderful layers. It is not perfect! There are some things that I would have considered mistakes or issues in the past. I have learned to embrace these imperfections as that is what makes it my own.
I hope you liked what I shared today! It is so nice to be back in the land of inspiration again!