Friday, August 30, 2019

Polkadoodles Ula - Be Yourself

So I didn't do much of a tutorial on this 8 1/2" x 11" canvas because I don't normally do mixed media, nor really know how in order to share a "how-to" on it.  I just kind of winged it with some awesome products from the Polkadoodles store and stuff I had in my stash.  I was pleasantly surprised when it was finished but it took me daaaaaays and lots of Pinterest reference and watching video's from my fellow teamies!!  HANDY!!  

To start with I painted the whole canvas pink with some acrylic paint.  After it was dry I didn't like how pink it was so I used Dylusions white linen ink spray to tone it down.  It needed a 2nd layer so after that was dry, I then sprayed some Dylusions bubble gum pink over top.  Ooooo that was pretty!!  I applied some light paste overtop the Pretty Butterfly stencil (top left) then let it that dry.  It wasn't quite white enough so I painted the butterflies with some white gesso to make them pop a bit more.

This whole thing started because of this Ula "Be Yourself" clear stamp set, which is available from Polkadoodles stockists world-wide. She just screamed mixed media so I first colored her using my Prismacolor pencil crayons and then added some texture images from the Textures Galore stamp set.  I also added and colored in the Great Outdoors sun using distress inks.  OK!!  Fun so far!!  Oh and there is a similar image in the store with a few great sentiments as well as more fabulous Ula images. 

I found this "Love" heart shaped paperclip and popped it on top of layered pieces of paper from the Bright & Beautiful and Sweet Tweet 6" x 6" craft paper packs. 

I've added some flowers, sisal, white moss, doilies, chipboard, a tassel and a heart clothes pin in this arrangement.

Again from my stash I've added more flowers, this amazing burlap flower, the "LOVE" Prima shabby chic door sign and a huge metal butterfly.  I added some heavy white gesso over all of my embellishments just to give it more of that shabby chic feel.  

And more stuff from my stash and YAY I was finally able to use my robin's egg nest!  LOL!!

On this side of the canvas I used the Unicorns & Rainbows and Winter Accents 6" x 6" stencils for the big stars and small patterned stars.  Again they weren't as white as I wanted so I painted them with more white gesso.

This piece was a ton of fun but not quite sure when you'll see another one.  LOL!  These things really make your creative mind kick into overdrive!!  I hope you liked this, my sister does and has already laid claim to it!  Well, she was my inspiration so I suppose she deserves it then!  😂😂😂

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Skin - Chocolate, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Light Peach
Cheeks - Hot Pink, Rose Deco
Dress - Process Red, Hot Pink, Deco Pink
Pants - Warm Grey 70%, 50%, 30%
Wings - Warm Grey 50%, 30%, 20%, 10%
Hair - Black, Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Eggshell, White
Eyes - Dark Green, Apple Green, Spring Green