In the heat of this week, I started working on this project the other day. The colors were selected because I wanted to think “cool”! I started out with a old cabinet card and started to apply different layers of paint in various hues. Building the paints is always what takes forever. I went back over it with a honeycomb mylar stencil I had. I then applied some paper doilies, ephemera (butterfly wings), and printed out some computer text which I chalked in as well to give it that pink hue. I diluted white paint with water on a paper plate and went back over it yet again to give it that washed look.
Once I had the cabinet card done, I did the same to an 8 x 10 canvas. When the canvas was to my liking, I used E6000 glue and adhered the card directly to the canvas. I added a few mother of pearl buttons and called it done.
I hope you are staying COOL wherever you are! :-)