Thursday 30 November 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43

This is an exciting challenge for me, my little shop Boozybear is this month's sponsor YAAA!
Here is the mood board for December at Mixed Media Monthly- sparklely, shiny- screams Christmas

Sponsored by ME
As December's sponsor Boozybear is donating a $25.00 gift card to the winner to use at etsy store.

So i was lazy this month and didn't take step by step photos but honestly this was super easy only took a couple hours.  I used Mechanical Wings, these are a steampunk wings that has a mechanical chipboard layer on top.  I have a few ( a lot) of layered designs, this way i can get in more detail and dimension in a design.

I started with an old encylcopedia that i had cut out the center- yes by hand with a sharp knife this took forever.  Lucky i did this months ago and never used.  I painted the background with prima alchemy opal magic blue gold paint.  Well the paint was still wet sprinkle on some glitter.

Along the bottom is some bottle trees, resin deer, Christmas balls and snowflakes.  The finishing touch was adding crystal mica flakes for snow, I used gel medium to get the mica flakes to stick.  This is my favorite part- the deer and trees.  Shout out to Melissa for giving me the deer.

The wings were painted with white acrylic paint, then a coat of prima alchemy white pearl, then a light dusting of gold acrylic and then (and finally) embossed with Lindy's angel wings powder.  Can't really tell in a photo but the embossing powder add an iridescent finish that changes color/tone when shifted in light.

The resin face is a prima product painted with white acrylic paint then coated with alchemy opal magic champagne.

I glued the face and wings together with a makeup sponge wedged between them and also one between the bottom of the book and face/wings.  All around is Christmas Ornaments i found at the dollar store cut up into smaller pieces and glued around finally i glued on some clear beads.  Then of course a bird.

Overall it turned out good, but as usual i already gave away.  I like to create but not keep lol, can't wait to see what you make.

I forgot of course i added twine at the bottom, needed to add a little something to make it look old.

Sunday 26 November 2017

Geometric Travel Album DONE

My geometric travel is finished!  I have also finished the instructions, of course i left it right down to the wire, finished today and off the kits went to Treasured Memories.  Here is the completed album front to back.

Page 1 & 2

Page 3 & 4

Page 5 & 6

Page 7 & 8
My favorite page.

Page 9 & 10

Page 11 & 12

Page 13 & 14

I have two of these kits available on my etsy store Boozybear
Geometric Travel Album

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.

The winner of November's challenge gets $50 coupon form Visible Image Pop over to Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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