The last letter in my 3D mixed media project 🙂
The letters A and R are done and dusted so I am now tackling the last one! Follow me along in this video tutorial (and I hope you will feel inspired to move away from painting on flat surfaces to trying out a 3D mixed media project yourself)!
Here’s what I did…
- I had already applied gesso then started adding acrylic paint, first in light turquoise then hot pink to contrast the light blue.
- Next a little of that gorgeous Cobalt blue (don’t know why I didn’t add it to my collection earlier as it’s such a stunning colour!)…
- After drying everything thoroughly, I used detailed mask (isn’t it pretty?!) and some aqua green to make the design contrast with the first layers… Doesn’t the effect look really cool??
- Then I used one of my hand carved stamps and some gold ink to add subtle texture and shine…
- Now a little green paint with my fingers to bring all my previous elements together…
- Next I’m adding a little more texture with a stamp and dark purple ink: I chose this design because I like how it gives you the idea of very stylish handwriting without actually being legible 🙂
- I wanted to add a little pop so I used my Dot Fade stencil with some white gesso (it can be a little awkward working on a 3D object!)…
- To finish things off, I’m rubbing a little iridescent gold on the edges for a bit more shine – and painting the back and bottom of my letter black.
And now my 3D mixed media project is finished!!! Check out the photos below of the letter T and of the 3 letters together 🙂
Watch the video tutorial below and let me know your thoughts on this with a comment below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) as I always love to hear from you!
With love and sunshine,
Art supplies used in this 3D mixed media tutorial:
(click on blue links if you want to buy the same ones)
- Papier mache letters from Lincraft
- Dylusions paint Black Marble
- Carabelle Studio Circles Text stamp
- Liquitex Basics Light Blue Permanent, Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Blue Hue, Light Green Permanent, Bright Aqua Green
- Makeup sponges
- Prima Marketing Floral Designer Mask
- Pebeo Iridescent Gold
- Tsukineko Brilliance Galaxy Gold inkpad
- Tsukineko Stazon Royal Purple inkpad
- Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil
- White gesso
- Hand carved stamp (learn to carve your own with my beginner workshop here!)
- To protect my project: Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish