It’s a new month so we are launching our May challenge today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, and as always the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes.
All you need to do is to use three different mediums on your projects to join our mixed media challenge; I hope you are inspired to join us, it would be lovely to see you there!
I had fun recycling some corrugated packaging and lace as part of my mixed media design, and as the page emerged I thought that the wording seemed very appropriate too (grin!).
I started by ripping pieces of corrugated card which I recycled from some packaging and sticking them onto the page with some strips of lace using Liquitex matte gel medium.
Then I covered the whole page with Pébéo white gesso and left it to dry. Next I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Bluebird Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Ink to the page; I did this by adding drops of ink from re-inker bottles and then spritzing with water, gradually building up the layers of colour. When dry, I applied Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and Prickly Pear Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Ink using the same technique but this time to the bottom part of the page. I left the page to dry overnight and then I stamped a Marble stamp from Kasiercraft over the whole page using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The flowers were from a Tim Holtz Botanical Layers pack and I used a Finnabair Sentiments sticker book for the wording which read “create”, “Enjoy the beauty of becoming” and “bloom”.
For more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Creative Artiste too.
The flowers on my page reminded me of these Bellis Perennis which are also known as English Daisies. They have pompom blooms that flower from February to May and are very popular as an alternative to traditional spring bedding plants.
They look so beautiful filling the flower beds in the gardens by the seafront where we live.
I hope that you’re all staying safe and well! x
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Recycled corrugated card packaging
- Recycled lace
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke)
- Ranger Wendy Vecchi Bendable Dye Inks (Bluebird, Prickly Pear)
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamp (Marble CS293)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Layers (Botanical #TH93554)
- Stix2 glue dots
- Finnabair Sticker Book (Sentiments #964849)
I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:
Art Journal Journey which is being hosted by the lovely Elle from Empire of the Cat this month and her Language theme with the wording I added to my page.
Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #143 – Anything Goes with my recycled page.
LTSCB#57 – May Anything Goes over at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog with my mixed media recycled page.
Feminine challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and also at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the lace and flower design.
MIUCB#49 – Anything Goes + Layering over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with all the layering techniques that I used to create this page – recycled packaging and lace, gesso and inks with the stamping.