Acrylic Dream Chase


Summer and hot weather have finally arrived, and with it a palette of tropical colors like ocean aquas and the sweet shades of dreamsicles! So with these summer-lovin' colors in mind, I have a quick DT make for Mixed Media World's June Challenge:  'Anything Goes'.  My contribution, Acrylic Dream Chase, is a small mixed media canvas with a twist - Acrylic Poured Mini Tiles!  

I began by using a stencil and modeling paste to apply a tile design to the canvas. Wanting to keep the background simple and dark to accent the colorful acrylic poured tiles, I applied only a coat of black gesso and metallic black paint followed by dry brushing gold on the raised areas. 

I embellished the wood butterfly with a twisted wire body and antennae before gessoing and painting the vibrant colors.  More gold dry brush was added, followed by a sparkle varnish. The 'Chase Your Dreams' phrase was painted in the same colors.  I painted some decorative excelsior with more gold paint and attached it to the back of the butterfly. 

The final step was to add all my pieces to the canvas.  I used a heavy gel medium to make sure the ceramic tiles would attach firmly.

If you would like to see my video tutorial on how I made my mini acrylic poured tiles, please visit Mixed Media World.  This is my first, possibly my last, video...filmography is definitely not my forte, haha!

See you later,

Leslie

 

Product List:

8x10 inch canvas, black gesso, wood butterfly, wood phrase, decorative excelsior, wire, four 2x2 inch ceramic tiles, white acrylic paint, plastic cups, Floetrol, water, 100% Silicone spray, stirring sticks, masking tape

Folk Art:  Color Shift Acrylic Paint: 'Blue Flash', 'Aqua Flash', 'Orange Flash', 'Red Flash' and 'Yellow Flash'; Acrylic Paint in 'Brushed Gold'

Prima:  Modeling Paste and Heavy Body Gel Medium

TCW:  'Mini Ceiling Tile' stencil