Monday, August 29, 2016

Mixed Media Monday - 8.29.16

Good morning!
Sorry to have been away, but to make it up to you I have TWO amazing mixed media projects to share with you today, a canvas from Lisa and art journal pages from Anna!

Lisa N. created a breathtaking canvas using the Scraps Of Elegance 'By The Sea' kit:
 Lisa used the 10 x 10 canvas board from our Creativity Add On and covered it in Tim Holtz tissue paper, adhering it with Modge Podge. Then she coated it in white gesso and wiped some off. Although there was a lot of print on the tissue you really can't see it now. The texture of the wrinkles was what she was going after.  She smeared Art Extravagance Texture Paste in White Crackle on the background - more along the edges and some in the middle - and let it dry overnight.  In this months Creativity Add On we included Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Opal Magic Yellow Blue.  She used that as the first coat of paint on the background. We also included Apricot Inka Gold in the same add on. She began layering color by watering down the Inka Gold and randomly painting that with a variety of other colors. She used a mix of acrylic Art Alchemy paints (we have lots of them in the store!) and some Shimmerz. The background has a nice effect of varying blues, purples and gold.


In the Creativity Add On we also included Blue Fern Studios Seaside Treasures Chipboard. She broke hers apart, painted in with coral paint then embossed it with Blue Fern's embossing powder in Coral (which was in the Color Add On).
The mermaid was painted in a variety of blues and golds. She used a Shimmerz Tarnished Treasure, layered in some Art Alchemy in Deep Waters found in the color add on and some gold Inka Gold. The hair was painted in a brown Lumiere paint. She then embossed the hair and the Mermaid. She used her favorite Stampendous Gold Encrusted Jewels - found in our store here - and some Seaglass WOW embossing powder also by Stampendous and found in our Main Kit.


She had some chipboard ferns and painted them in various shades of green and brown for a natural effect. She then embossed them in Gold Encrusted Jewels again. Also found in the Creativity were some beautiful freshwater pearls and glass pearl beads, so she mixed those in. 



Her title is a chipboard piece from the French Riviera collection. It was included in the Main Kit. She embellished it with some copper micro beads and Deep Waters paint. 



She added some French Riviera Say It in Crystals she had on hand along with some seed beads. She used a bit of Lettuce Entertain You (green) Prills and sprayed some cheesecloth with Lindys mist in a bronze color to give a sea weed effect within the ferns.

The next project I will share is a gorgeous art journal from Anna using our July 'Sunshine & Sweet Tea' kit.




Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura

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