Well, it was really an old, old desire: a hot air balloon picture.
Since I started to make mixed media canvases I have known that I would make one. But first I thought I could find a hot air balloon die but I was wrong because the dies were either too simple or too decorated for me and besides they were all too small.
I wanted the hot air balloon to dominate in the picture. I have a favourite painting from a Hungarian "plein air" painter, from Szinyei Merse Pál. In his painting there's nothing else than a hot air balloon, clouds, sky and dreams.
But my picture is a mixed media canvas and therefore it looks like this:
The canvas is 30x40 cm and I covered it with modelling paste.
When the modelling paste was dry I rubbed acrylic paints on the canvas with a sponge.
I made the hot air balloon with using a big mug.
I cut out the clouds, the basket, the decoration of the balloon, the birds and the text with dies.
What I used:
Sizzix Framelits Die and Stamp Set, Cupcake and Balloons by Stephanie Barnard (657676) - I used the cloud
Sizzix Framelits Die and Stemp Set, Kites by Stephanie Barnard (657581) - I used the cloud
Memory Box Die, Flying Birds
white cardstocks, book pages
30x40 cm canvas
Schmincke modelling paste