I'd like to show you an abstract mixed media piece that started life as a shelf from an Ikea cd unit!
The picture below shows the shelf as it was originally.
I started by covering it with old book pages and then inked, stencilled, grunge pasted, and painted. Originally I just had turquoise and pink/purple shades, but it needed more. Then I spotted the inspiration photo on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. I decided a splash of yellow might work. It didn't. But somehow partially covering it all with yellow helped led me to something I liked much better with the same pink, turquoise and yellow colour scheme. I'm definitely embracing the 'if it doesn't work keep adding paint until it does' idea!
Here are a couple more pictures to show the texture - I love how it has worked out.
So I'm entering this into the Try It On Tuesday 'recycle it' challenge and the Mixed Media Monthly photo inspiration challenge.
Hope you like it,