Just Creating, Mixed Media

Keeping It Simple – Love

Hello, Crafty Internet,

Today I am sharing the final panel I’ve created to complete a framed home decor piece. In this series of panels I used one stamp set for the background (Bo Bunny, Wall to Wall stamp set)  and one stamp company (Penny Black) for the focal point. I’ve also used my color wheel…a lot.

As mentioned previously, these projects were inspired by Vicky Papaioannou. You can find her blog here.

Here we go:

As before, I used water color paper and Ranger Archival ink in Black to stamp the images. My apologies for the glare on the stamp set. I was so excited to start this last project I didn’t notice until now how terrible it is.

This time I used my Prima water soluble oil pastels to color everything. They worked wonderfully. Through this process, I’ve used traditional water colors, water color pencils, and now the oil pastels to bring life to the panels and that makes me happy. They are all so easy to use.

I used the dark ochre and dark gray colors to paint the wall.

I took this picture after I had cut out the first layers of the flower. I used the Red pastel for the flower and mistakenly used a green for one of the buds. I came to my senses and fixed it with some brown.

I also used my Faber Castell Big Brush Markers to do some shading and I need to mention here that after sticking down the flower I covered the entire thing in matte medium. This helps to use the markers for blending better and the medium makes it easy to use a baby wipe to fix any mistakes.


Here is the finished piece after adding the letters and some black splashes to it. I used my white gel pen to add some white dots to the flower. I used a Faber Castell Big Brush Marker in black to do some border shading. I will probably go back and make it look darker since the borders are so dark on the other two.

Here are all 3 pieces together.

I will put these in matching frames and will let you know where they end up. I think the Laugh panel turned out to be my favorite one. I just love the stones on the background. To see how I created the first two panels click here and here.

Please let me know what you think of these in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!



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