It’s a new month so we are launching our March challenge today over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, as always the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes.
I used a fun technique using a Watermark Stamp Pad to create some of the flowers on my background which gave a lovely depth to my mixed media page; I hope you like it too (grin!).
I stamped a Floral Silhouette stamp from Penny Black onto the background of the page using Versamark Watermark ink and then I dried it using a heat gun (the heat fixed the ink and achieved better watermark images). I applied some Abandoned Coral Distress Stain and also some Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso and Black Soot Distress Archival Inks over the top, gradually building up the colour using a blending tool so the watermark flower images appeared; they are the lightest flowers on the background. Then I stamped more of the flowers using the Penny Black stamp again and the Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso inks.
The pink flowers were die cut using Wildflower Stems #1 Thinlits by Tim Holtz from some design paper and then arranged onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium. I used a journal card from Kaisercraft for the wording which reads “Until you spread your wings you’ll never know how far you’ll fly!”. The top and bottom of the card was embellished using two strips of silver metal beading.
To finish, I added the pretty butterfly sticker and some silver wire to trail behind it.
All you need to do is to use three different mediums on your projects to join our Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge. For more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Creative Artiste too. I hope you are inspired to join us; it would be lovely to see you there!
I seem to be drawn to pink at the moment, I even decorated my friend’s birthday cake with pink and white feather icing; this is a Victoria sponge filled with buttercream and strawberry jam. As we are still in lockdown here, I thought this would be a nice surprise to wish her a happy birthday (grin!).
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:
- Tsukineko Versamark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
- Penny Black Clear Stamp Set (Floral Silhouette 30-563)
- Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink (Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Black Soot)
- Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Abandoned Coral)
- The Works (Design Block)
- Tm Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Wildflower Stems #1 664163)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Kaisercraft Captured Moments (Life’s Treasures CM108)
- Mark Richards Metal Bead Stickers (Silver Metals #1981)
- X-Press It! double-sided tape
- Home Bargains You & Me Stickers (Beautiful Butterflies 22742)
- Silver wire
- Ranger Glossy Accents
I’m pleased to be able to join the Beautiful Blossoms challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with all the beautiful stamped and die cut flowers on my page.
I’m joining the Anything Goes challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog with my vintage shabby chic flower page.
I’m also joining the Art Journal challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge too with my art journal page.
I’m happy to join Paperbabe Stamps and their #138 – Anything Goes challenge with my page too.
I’m also joining the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and their MIUCB #47 – Anything Goes + Inlaid Die Cut challenge with the fun technique I used to create the background using the Watermark Stamp Pad.