I just love working with found objects, you know with all those things that others think are junk, actually they are treasure for me, they can all sparkle and shine in my eyes. I made a bit of a make over on this canvas for my found objects.
Would you like to see what were my found objects? So here we go: first I made a collage from lace pieces and other canvas left-overs.
Then I added all kind of found objects: a wooden spin, some rope, a bottle cup, some trimming mats from the hardware store, an oversized button from an old winter coat.
Next I covered my whole composition with black gesso.
When it dried I added some colours with pearlescent liquid acrylic (platinum pink, galactic blue, sundown magenta).
Love those shining colours, but missed some more details, so I added some embellishments, here this metallic cord:
Or that paper flower, that I dipped into soft gel then into red glitter (was drying for a whole day).
I added glass beads on my bottle cup and some glass glitter underneath it (both platinum).
Those sparkling shining little squares are soft gels mixed with glass glitter.
And the galactic bottom of course:
Hope you enjoyed all the shine and sparkle.