Mixed Media with Amazing Grace Cross

I’m showing off a mixed media piece done with a wood shaped cut out of an Amazing Grace cross.  A friend was snooping around in my work space and spotted a new wood cut-out in the shape of a cross with Amazing Grace words cut into it.  She wanted to know if I could make it look like metal and give it to her for her birthday.  I told her I would give it a try and regardless of how it turned out, it was going to be her birthday present!

Close-up pictures

This is the final piece.  The height is 16″ inches.  Black gesso prepped the surface to allow the deeper tones of the colors to be more prominent.  The black gesso also was used as a base color in the areas where it was difficult to get a brush or other painting tool.

I pulled out lots of DecoArt fluid acrylics.  The metallic colors of copper and gold were the primary colors in the piece.  I tossed in some patina in parts to represent the rusting of the copper.  The crackled glaze created the aged look over the entire piece.

The DecoArt antiquing creme in Patina was the final step.  The antiquing creme gets into the cracks and adds more depth to the cracks but also tied the full look together.

Here is one last look at the piece.  My friend was pleased with the final looked and some of her friends loved it and decided they needed to have a painting party with the Amazing Grace cross and give mixed media a try!

Painting parties don’t have to be just canvas!  With my painting parties, the host chooses which type of project they and their friends would like to complete.  And the best part, is no two pieces look the same!  Want to book your own party?  Use the contact form, and we can get the party started!