Today I’m going to show you how to create interesting Mixed Media hair with depth and texture. You can use this technique on canvas or paper and it results in a project that you want to reach out and touch – to run your fingers over the pattern and surface (well I do any how!). This also shows how versatile how Magicals are – as you can mix them with so many different products for a variety of looks.
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products
- Magicals mixed with Gesso for pastel background – Cheshire Cat Cherry and Tea Pot Purple
- Magicals mixed with Gel Medium for hair base – Cheshire Cat Cherry and Tea Pot Purple
- Magicals mixed with water as ink – Cheshire Cat Cherry, Tweedle Dee Denim and Tea Pot Purple
- Starburst sprayed over background for subtle shimmer – Cheshire Cat Cherry and Down the Rabbit Hole
- Magicals mixed with acrylic paint for face – Cheshire Cat Cherry and Tea Pot Purple
- Martha Stewart Gesso – white
- Golden Mediums – Glass Bead Gel and Fiber Paste
- Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint – Santa’s Flesh, GP Purple and Espresso
- Stencil Magic Stencil – Floral Accent
- White pre-gessoed canvas
To Create the Mixed Media Hair:
Sketch image onto your canvas
Colour the hair using Magicals (Cheshire Cat Cherry and Tweedle Dee Denim) mixed with Gel Medium to create a base layer.
I applied the cherry all over the hair and then added the denim to darken.
Once the texture paste is dry, mix Magicals (Cheshire Cat Cherry and Tea Pot Purple) with water to create a sparkly ink and apply over the hair, make sure to be heavy handed and allow the mica to settle into the valleys in the texture paste and allow to dry thoroughly.
Using your finger apply a light layer of Inka Gold to the high points created by the texture paste, this picks up the texture and breaks up the colours underneath a little.
For the final step, you will need some Glass Bead Gel and a bold stencil. Protect the face and apply the bead gel through the stencil onto the hair.
You will need to allow each section of bead gel to dry before applying the next.
I really adore how this turned out, the hair in real life is truly a show stopper!