Keri Sallee Mixed Media Portrait Feature

Mixed Media Portrait Canvas by Keri Sallee

Good morning, everyone!  I have a very special post today – this is our newest design team member’s first project for ButterBeeScraps, and I’m tellin’ ya…I can’t be more thrilled that it’s a mixed media piece 🙂

Keri Sallee created this awesome mixed media portrait for us today:

mixed media portrait canvas by keri sallee

To create the background, Keri started with some decoupage using the pages from a phone book and some washi tape.  She then dry brushed some blue paint and stenciled some black polka dots onto the background.  You can see in the close up below that she also splattered some bright yellow paint to add even more texture.

Once the background was finished, Keri painted the stunning portrait onto her canvas.  I just love when portraits are done in this style 🙂  …and hello! …how can you help but gaze into those eyes!

…now on to the ButterBeeScraps bits 😉  Check out that headband!  Keri used some of the Vintage Labels Cotton Ribbon (#RB053-N) for the main part of the headband.  She then layered two Copper Metal Filigree Embellishments (#553-C), two Silver Flower Metal Filigree Embellishments (#168-P), one Copper Metal Filigree Embellishment (#810-C), a few gears from the Small and Medium Bronze Gear Charms sets…all topped with that fabulous bronze octopus from the Steampunk Tibetan Charms Collection.

mixed media portrait canvas by keri sallee

I also love the little sentiment she added to the lady’s shoulder…”Be free and regret nothing”.  Tell me…how hard is it to accomplish that?  I’m still working on it 😉

I hope you enjoyed this project today.  If you’d like to go show Keri a bit of love, you can find her blog HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂  Cheers!

ButterBeeScraps Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • DecoArt – craft acrylics
  • DecoArt – fluid acrylics
  • Faber – Castell Pitt Artist pens
  • Hobby Lobby – Master’s Touch
  • JoAnn’s – Buttercream acrylics
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – Sequin Waste Bit stencil