Friday, March 3, 2017

Destiny: Playing with Wire

Hi Everyone!

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 Wire
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.

My thoughts......
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!


  1. Hi Karenliz, this is a brilliant idea. Like you I have loads of wire and it's just sitting there waiting and waiting....maybe now I will get round to using it. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  2. Thank you Angela! I'm so happy it inspired you to use your wire and beads!!!

  3. Oh these textures are so good. Really want to run my fingers over the surface of this one.

  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS Karenliz!! This is now, my All time favorite! It totally has the feel of Klimt to it, my favorite artist! Bravo girlie!!
    ps, thank you for all of your kind words, I love your art as well! xx

  5. What an amazing piece, Karenliz - just stunning!

  6. It's a *WOW* piece of art! Love it!♥


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