I’m thrilled and honoured to be able to join the Design Team at Creative Artiste and I’d like to thank the team for inviting me to join them.
At Creative Artiste Challenge Blog the theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes, so it’s really special to be part of this Design Team as I love using mixed media and always like to use various mediums on my art journal pages.
For this month’s #57 – Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge, I’m sharing an art journal page to just say “hello” to everyone (grin!).
I started by stamping a Solar & Lunar stamp from Finnabair and a Script Stamp from Kaisercraft over the background using black Archival Ink. Then I tore a wallpaper sample into some pieces, edged them with Antique Linen Distress Ink and collaged them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium. I applied some Pébéo white gesso with my finger over the top to add some depth. When dry I coloured the edges of collaged pieces with a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker smudging the ink with my finger and then I splattered the whole page with black DecoArt acrylic paint using a paintbrush.
Next I added the pretty pink peony flower using matte gel medium which I fussy cut from the wallpaper sample; I created some shadows around it so that it stood out more by applying and smudging some of the Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker with my finger before sticking it down.
The “hello” and butterflies were created using a Springtime Tim Holtz Thinlets Sidekick set and some linen textured paper. They were coloured using either a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker or Angel Pink and Rose Bud Memento Inks. The wings were heat embossed with Wow! Embossing Glitter and the body of the butterfly was covered with Ranger Glossy Accents.
I layered the “hello” pieces together and also added some antennae to the butterflies which I made using wire. To finish, I added some wording that I thought were appropriate to joining this new design team and to my mixed media art journaling which are all Tim Holtz Clipping Stickers; they read “my grateful heart”, “just a memory”, “dreams come true”, “all the world is bright”, “life is wonderful” and “good fortune”.
I had so much fun creating this page and thought you may like to see where I create my art, here’s where I sit in my craft room. I have to say, it’s not normally this tidy (grin!).
For more inspiration, you’ll find a wonderful array of mixed media projects created by my fellow design team members over at Creative Artiste too. We would love to see you there!
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:
- Prima Marketing Finnabair Clear Stamp (Solar & Lunar Item# 966977)
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (script CS752)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Wallpaper sample
- Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Antique Linen)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Dark Sepia 175 B)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CRO240/GE)
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets Sidekick (Springtime 662711)
- Tsukineko Memento Ink (Angel Pink, Rose Bud)
- Tsukineko Versamark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
- WOW! Embossing Glitter (Singing in the rain WS183R)
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Silver Wire
- Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
- Stix2 Glue Dots
- Tim Holtz idea-ology (Clipping Stickers #TH93583)