Saturday, June 15, 2013
Inspire, Believe, Thankful!
This is my second post for the day. You can scroll down and see the colorful birthday card I made for my nephew. But, for this post I want to share with you a mini album cover that I made using the mixed media technique! I'm entering this project over at A Mixed Media Color Challenge! It is their very first challenge started by Mona Pendleton and Sue Lelli! I have seen their mixed media creations for quite awhile. I have not taken the plunge until now! So, in my craft room last night I started and created my very first mixed media project...yeah...finally I did it!:-) And, I had lots of fun! At first I thought, ut oh...this looks strange to me. Maybe, it still looks strange...I don't know...hehehe! But, I like it for my first try! For the challenge we were to use at least two types of mediums, which could be paints, markers, pastes, mists, inks, etc. Here are the colors we were to follow...
I started with black acrylic paint and painted the cover. I then brushed over the black with white acrylic paint. I placed dictionary paper for a frame and pink tissue paper for a banner. I used Tim Holtz circle and grid stamps and stamped over the paper and paint.
Maya Road pink burlap trim for the flower. I added clear buttons along the lower left, edges of the banner, and center of the flower. The flower and buttons were glittered with stickles for interest. I used a gray copic marker to color the grids. Mod podge was brushed over all to help seal everything. Sentiments from Beautiful stamp set from Paper Sweeties were in placed in the right lower corner. And, the sentiment from Live Love Grow(Paper Sweeties) was placed in the left corner. I used those sentiments because Mona and Sue have greatly inspired me to try a mixed media project! I finally believed I could do it and I am thankful to them for giving such wonderful tutorials! My final media that I used was the modeling paste. Many use fiber paste, but I started with this paste. I'm sure as I progress with this great technique I will purchase more items.:-) Shhh...don't let my husband hear that...hehehe! He says I don't have enough room now for all my hobby items!:-)
Ohhh, what a long post I have here. If you're still with me, thank you so much! But, I do want to encourage you to try this great creative technique. Have your tissues/wipes handy for those messy fingers. But, clean up is easy! And, the process is so FUN! Thank you for dropping by today! Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!
Mini Album: K&Company
Acrylic paints: Jo-Ann Fabric(black, white)
Dictionary paper: My Stash
Burlap Trim: May Road
Stamps: Tim Holtz(circles, grid)
Paper Sweeties: Beautiful-sentiments
Live Love Grow-sentiments
Stickles: Tim Holtz
Misc: tissue paper, modeling paste