- by Toni Burks
We have this gorgeous birch tree in our front yard and I decided to try Laura Liddell's technique of embossing leaves. So off to the tree I go to gather some branches with leaves.
I then coated the leaves with embossing glue and added powders and glitters heat and set aside a bit to cool.
I then sprayed the branches white and covered them with Mica to give it a magical feel.
Meantime while everything is drying, I started on my canvas by prepping it with gesso and adding different shades of cool acrylics. I than ran some Perfect Pearls over the top for shimmer. Spackle was added for texture and then coated the entire canvas with Golden Glass Bead Gel. This medium has such a unique visual effect, like that of condensation on cold glass.
Then it was assembly time, add all the pretties to the canvas, and WAA LAA...
Hope you enjoyed.
Toni Burks is a mixed media artist who loves working with texture and splashes of color. She loves to create art with "a taste of edginess but with a well-loved vintage feel". Visit her blog, Studio Gargage Band, or her Etsy Store of the same name.