Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November Challenge #42- Silhouette

This month at Mixed Media Monthly the challenge #42 is Silhouette  and the sponsor is

check out Visible Image website they have some reall sweet stencils and stamps.

Now unfortunately my stamps didn't arrive on time I am going to chalk this up to living in Northern Canadian.  They will probably show up tomorrow.

I already had my project planned with the stamps i ordered but since they were a no show I used my eyeball stencil instead.  I wanted a watercolor effect around the eyeball and bright colors.  This is very bright and clean for me but I quite enjoy.

I embossed the eyeball and added some random stamping around outside edges once watercolor was painted.  I love the drippy drips.  I need to pratice some more with watercolors and need to learn when to stop.  I find the eye pupil muddy should have stopped when i was ahead.

Some simple chipboard stars painted gold, once i glued them down i colored in shadows with grey pencil crayons.  I am a little obsessed with shadows right now, easy to do and adds dimension.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Geometrical Travel Double Page Layout

Another page for my geometrical album, this album is completed just need to make the hinge and cover so not 100% but I would say 75% all the pages are done which is the fun part.  Then of course instructions arghhh.

Started with taping the two pages together, then applied rust paste along the outer edge.  I like to use a baby wipe smooth out edges and pull some of the color into the center of the layout.  I also used blue patina paste my friend laughed because she said  it's not part of that kit but I LOVE BLUE!

Add some texture circles and splats with art achemy paints- emerald green, gold rush.  I also added a shadow on the splat.

Map of the World Stencil
10" x 12"

More Splatter
10" x 12"

Start putting it all together.  Paint chipboard with gold acrylic paint, dry, lightly sand then ink with ground espresso distress ink.  The ink settles into sanded portion and wipes off paint- grungy!

Add die cut elements and draw around with charcoal extending lines pass die cut edges smear with fingertip.

I drew around some of the circle texture with a black gel pen.

Add cheesecloth, I color with magicals then paint with sculpture medium.  If you haven't tried the medium go out and buy it now then play.  The cheesecloth painted with medium will hold its shape so all those wonderful wrinkles and gathered ridges stay.  That's right they stay.

Add your photos and more die cuts.  Sprinkle on embossing enamel and heat set from the bottom, it looks like sprakles.

Here is a super good shot of the embossing enamel sprinkled in cheesecloth.  By heat setting from underneath you don't need to use versamark, if you try heating from the top the embossing enamel will all blow away, far far away.

Thorughout this album i have been experimenting with twine, for this page i made an arrow with brads and twine.  So COOL.

The twine adds another layer but not a solid heavy layer.  Plus since i didn't glue it down you get some shadows on layout.

More fun angles.

Shoot for the Moon Chipboard

Looking Glass

Thursday, 9 November 2017


So a few months ago I saw a challenge at 7 Dots Studio to incorporate your favorite artist and I saw one layout on DaVinci- well that inspired a whole set of chippies and a couple stencils that then developed into an album.  All the chipboard pieces and stencils are created using DaVinci Sketches as inspiration.  Here is one page.
I started with pattern paper as my background Prima Vintage Emporium, glued down some skeleton leaves with clear gesso.  Next cut up and shredded some burlap, this I adhered also with clear gesso.  On top of burlap is ripped up cardboard, this is glued on.  I used Flight stencil with light modeling paste for latin print.

I highlighted the skeleton leaves with vintage gold wax lightly rubbed on top with fingertip.  Love how the latin print turned out, so delicate.

Flight Stencil available at BoozyBear Etsy store
10" x 12"

On random spots through burlap and cardstock collage I glued on mini stones, and regular stones adhere with gel medium.

I painted the entire collage with brown rust paste, I like to feather out edges of rust paste with a baby wipe.  It removes the harsh edges and pulls color into paper around collage.This technique also makes latin print more visible since color settles into ridges around text.
Once brown is dry i added some red rust paste, I add less of red then brown, then less of yellow.

Paint collage with yellow rust paste, then add highlights with vintage gold wax.  Rub wax on with fingertip it will color the high points.  I colored cheesecloth with primary elements- burnt umber, rip and shred then painted with sculpture medium.  Next shape onto collage, allow to dry completely it will hold its form.

Paint blood movement chipboard.  Bones are painted white, inners are red and blood like blood vessels.  Once dry, light sand then ink with espresso ink.  The ink with settle into sanded portion but wipe off paint, looks grungy.

Finally glue down blood movement chipboard, behind are butterfly wings printed on transparent paper and contour cut around.

Lots and lots of layers, here is skeleton leaves, latin print, burlap, and mini stones.

View thru wings, love these another layer and texture but not solid so all is still visible.  The sanding and inking helps chipboard not look flat.

The cheesecloth casts shadow, more dimension love me some dimension.

The mini stones look fantastic with some wax rubbed on top.

Working on some more pages and a front cover, the goal is to have a book with individual sketchbooks inside I think that suits a DaVinci theme.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Geometric Travel continued...

This one is a two page layout I wanted it to have an outer spacey look.  I started with splatter stencils inked with distress ink, then spray with some water droplets and dry.  Next sponge with metallic blue paint and constellation stencil.

Add rust paste around outer edge, start with brown, then red, yellow and finally blue.  On each layer of color I add less and less paint, I also use a baby wipe to smooth out edges and pull color down into page.

Now time to layer, paint chipboard with gold acrylic paint, dry, sand and ink with ground expresso distress ink.  The ink settles into the sanded portions.  Next cheesecloth: sprinkle cheesecloth with magicals, spray with water and smooch around to color entire piece.  Once dry paint on sculpture medium, shape into roundish ballish astor fields.

Create a photo cluster with tags and die cut elements.

The photos on this one I framed with cardstock and added embossing enamel along edges.  Add journalling.

Here is a round die cut, then I tied around with twine so it would look like saturn in an astor field.  Add some painted chipboard stars around planet.

Add sisal to frame around photo.  Love the texture sisal created and love that it isn't a solid or heavy texture.

This is a cut up die cut strip then glued with space in between, then draw around slashes with charcoal pencil smudge with fingertips.  Looks like architecture lines.

Feathers and Constellations Stencil

More Splatters Stencil

Catch a Wave Chipboard

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Geometric Travel Page 4

Another new page for you today, plus my color sisal finally arrived so I got to use it Whoo HOO
Start with 6"x10"  pattern paper for background, sponge on feather with Alchemy Fresh Orange and Emerald Green paint.

I used my new stencil Feathers and Stars

Around outside edge, paint with rust paste then just the turquoise from patina paste.  I like to use a baby wipe to smear the paste around and pull towards center of background paper.  Once dry rub vintage gold wax along edge.  Glue on die cut elements from 7 Dots Studios then outline with black charcoal, smear charcoal with fingertips.

Paint chipboard Time Travel with gold acrylic paint, sand and ink with espresso distress ink.  Color cheesecloth with lindy's magicals- rusty lantern line, shabby turbine teal and steampunk sepia.  Paint cheesecloth with sculpture medium, shape onto chipboard, the sculping medium holds the shape.  Layer on tags, and die cut elements.

Time Travel chipboard, a new design avaliable in my etsy store Boozybear

Finish layout with photo, die cut elements, title and SISAL!

Look at all that wonderful texture created with cheesecloth and sisal.

More texture with rust paste!  Plus love the shadowing you get from the charcoal smeared with fingertips.

I sprinkled on embossing powder among cheesecloth and chipboard then heat set from the bottom.  Layers lots and lots of layers is how i roll.

til next time....