Mixed Media Cardboard with Octavia Best Friends

sharing today a new project for Polkadoodles. The focus of this project is the stamp Octavia Best friends.

I started by printing her out and then coloring her with Copic alcohol markers. The pens I used can you find further down in this post. Then, I ripped the edges and chalked them with Distress ink. After that, I started to work on the background. I used a thin piece of cardboard that I painted with white gesso. I added another piece of cardboard on top. This piece was ripped and thicker. On top of that, I added a piece of paper from the vintage journal & ephemera paper collection and then brown sewing threads.

Next, I added some package filling and then the stamp on top. I cut out another piece from the vintage collection, that I added behind the stamp. Then, I created a mixture with pumice coarse medium, art stones, brown acrylic paint, and some water to thin it out. The mixture, I added here and there to the project. Next, I added a sentiment from the vintage collection at the top. Finally, I dry painted here and there with white gesso.

Have a crafty day!

Coloring with Copics

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R22
Lips: E04, R22, R20
Eyes: E79, E77, E71
Hair: E18, E15, E13, E11
Dress: E47, E44, E43
E79, E77, E71
Eyes Owl: E29, E25, E21
Beak Owl: E79, E77, E71
Wings Owl: E29, E25, E21
Body Owl: E18, E15, E13, E11

Polkadoodles products used

Other products used

Cardboard (thin and thick)
Brown package filling
Brown sewing thread
White gesso
Brown acrylic paint
Art stones
Pumice coarse medium
Distress ink

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