I have tons of wire and I never use it. It just sits in box. Do you have lonely unused supplies? I bet I'm not the only one.
I don't use wire very often but I see so many mixed media creations using wire so I had to try it. I looked through Pinterest for ideas but then I was overwhelmed. I decided to just go for it by first choosing the colors. I chose black and gold. Here are all the supplies I used.
8x8 cradled wood panel
Ultra Thick Gold Embossing Power
Gold Glass Beads
Beacon Power-Tac Industrial Grade Adhesive
I painted the wood panel with black gesso, let it dry, using my finger and a little water I added the heavy body acrylic paint. To add a little texture I scratched in some marks.
Using the black modeling paste I added the Many Textures stencil and let it dry. I made sure I added the stencil on top of the marks. I let the iridescent copper plate gold ink move down the panel with a little help of water. I let it dry on it's own.
While it was drying I used the destiny stamp and gold embossed it on 100 lbs. black card stock. The hardest part was getting the wire to do what I wanted. It was auditioned in many different positions and shapes but in the end it stayed round. I added lots of beads plus tiny glass beads to the piece.
I add the Destiny right in the middle of the wire design.
The little gold circles are the black card stock painted with the heavy body acrylic paint that I marked up.
Here is the finished piece. It's so hard to take pictures of metallics. You can see more of the iridescent gold in person.
I like using the wire and beads.
I'm not a gold person but I'm loving the black and gold combination.
I really love mark making and don't do it often so that will definitely change.
I'm looking forward to using the wire again in a group of mixed media paintings.
Thanks so much for stopping by!