Thursday, 15 March 2018

The Egg of the Phoenix for MMM #46

Hello lovely visitors, today I am sharing a project that took me right of my comfort zone 😉
I made it as a mid month project for the Mixed Media Monthly challenge blog where our sponsor this month is Marabu. They very generously sent each member of our team a stencil, Acrylic Art Spray, an Art Crayon, and Acryl Mousse. Unfortunately mine did not arrive for the start of the month, so that is why I am only posting my project now.
On the graphic this month you can see our theme:
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My stencil or rather mask was the quirky bird, and my colours were kind of dark red and pink, which I mixed with some gold highlights.

I have acouple of step out photos:
I spread the mousse over my panel with a pallette knife, mixing it with some gesso. I added some strips of old book paper and a torn bit of rice paper.
More colour added, trying to blend the collage elements into the background.
And here the finished piece. I placed the mask on the background and then blended around with the art stick and spray, also using part of the mask to add the additional flowers. While working on the background, I completely lost my bookpaper strips, so I decided to add a paper crown which I just hand drew around the head of the bird on some bookpaper, cut out and then adhered to the bird on my panel.
I computer generated the quote and added some gold acrylic paint still with my finger.
A few doodles and white paintsplatters, plus a little shadowing with a Stabilo All pencil finished it all off.
I guess many of you have been to the challenge blog already, but if you have not, do check it out, and if you would like to play along don't forget to add our graphic to your post so that you can be in with a chance to win.

Thanks for your visit like always and have a creative week!
xxxxx

19 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such a beautiful project Astrid and great to see the steps as well!Great techniques!
Happy rest of the week for you!
oxo Susi

Margaret Mifsud said...

Well, you may have been out of your comfort zone Astrid but you certainly rocked the supplies you were given. Gorgeous blend of the colours and I love the step by step photos! Great sentiment too! Love this!! hugs x

My name is Erika. said...

That bird is a little quirky but cute. You made a beautiful page with it. I also enjoyed seeing your process. When do you leave for Australia? Happy Thursday-hope it's going well. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece Astrid, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love your mixed media quirky bird, very beautiful :) xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome project! Love that you added a crown to the bird.

Meggymay said...

Its a wonderful project Astrid, the bird looks fantastic wearing his crown.
Yvonne. xx

Kate said...

A beautiful and vibrant piece! I hate going out of my comfort zone but alas that is when great art is created and new techniques formed. Your project is wonderful and I am glad you shared the process.
Kate

Redanne said...

Astrid, you certainly rose to the challenge and created a wonderful piece with the items you were given, I really enjoyed seeing how you brought it all together too! Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Scary but fun to leave the comfort zone!
You did great Astrid! Your quirky,fun bird and those colors! Well done!
Jackie xo

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous colors you mixed to this wonderful result, a very striking background- and love the layers you created. The sweet birdie looking very princess like with her new crown :-) wonderful done dear Astrid,- it would have taken me out of my comfort zone, too - love the quote too- talking of changes - like this one for you :-)
Hugs, Dorthe

Rita said...

Stunning work Astrid. I think the colours look well together and it was very far out from my comfort zone I can tell you. Hugs Rita xxx

chrissie said...

Amazing and inspiring techniques on this piece Astrid. The colours look fantastic.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love how you used those products and stepped outside your comfort zone and still created a lovely piece of art! Chrisx

Pamellia Johnson said...


Well you may have stepped out of your comfort zone, but you sure didn't miss a step with your creativity and skill. This is beautiful!! Wonderful textures and I love the subtle designs that the background bits created. Can't go wrong with a bird image of any kind, and I love the addition of the doodle flowers. A fabulous design Astrid! hugs :)

Magdalena's Attic said...

Such a lovely piece of art you’ve created! Wouldn’t have guessed it took you out of your comfort zone.

Karen said...

Your canvas is lovely Astrid. I love the deep rich colours you've used so much and I am in love with that bird stencil. Thank you for all the fabulous inspiration you give us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge it is greatly appreciated xx

Uroo Creations said...

Hey Dear Astrid!!
I just love it and so awesome project using so beautiful stencil from this month sponsor. I love the textures specially you added using different elements on the background. Doodling done by you adding extra effects into the project. I love this cute bird so much and added sentiment is just fabulous.
Love it totally. Thank you so much for sharing such an artistic project to inspire all of us.

Hugs
Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla
UrooCreations

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful! I love the coours!
:)

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