Mixed Media Place-June 2020 Challenge-Green Dragon

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Today I’m bringing you an altered hoop I made for the June 2020 Challenge over at Mixed Media Place. I didn’t use a traditional embroidery hoop for this project, I just happened to have, what I believe was, an old Tri-Chem® hoop. It conveniently came with a metal insert, so I had a nice sturdy surface to work on!

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My original idea for this project looked nothing like what came about; I hadn’t even considered a dragon originally! I had originally planned to go with a nature theme, but when I was looking through my chipboard to see what types of leaves I might have, I came across the dragon, thought, “Hey! Dragons can be green…,” and from there I just went with it. Check out my process video below the Mixed Media Place Challenge Board to see how it all went together.


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Video:


Now, for a few close-up photos:

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The chipboard dragon from Creative Embellishments was what started my inspiration for my project.

I used two Prima/Finnabair paints on the dragon, Opal Magic “Green-Gold” and Sparks “Fairy Wings.”

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It wasn’t a full pack of flowers, but I hadn’t used very many of the 49 & Market “Emerald Isle” previously; this project finished my pack off.

I love all of Finnabair’s Rust Effect Pastes in their original colors, but this project called for a little sparkle to be added to them, so I watered down the Opal Magic paint and let it separate and pool at will.

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I used a mix of Brea Reese Texture Pebbles and some (very) micro glass beads at final accents.

Here you can see just how VERY micro those yellow glass microbeads are.

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The stencil I used on the background is one I made quite a while ago in Silhouette Studio and cut with my Cameo 3 (which wasn’t easy on stencil material!) The iridescent beads are “Citrus Breeze” from ReneaBouquets.

Thank you for joining me here in my little corner! I hope you enjoyed this project!
Red heartC.J.

Products:

Creative Embellishments “Dragon,” 49 & Market Floral Mixology “Emerald Isle,” ReneaBouquets Iridescent Beautiful Beads “Citrus Breeze,” Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Stars & Moons Mould, Impasto Heavy Body Paint “Bottle Green,” Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna,” Sparks “Fairy Wings,” Opal Magic “Green-Gold,” and Rust Effect Pastes “Dark Brown,” “Green,” & “Rusty,” Ranger/Dylusions “Chopped Pesto” Paint, Ranger/Tim Holtz “Lucky Clover” Distress Paint & “Mustard Seed” Distress Oxide Spray, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Yellow Glass Microbeads (Very, very micro!!), homemade stencil, old Tri-Chem® hoop (I believe)

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