Sunday, 31 December 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44

It's a new year and a new challenge this month's challenge is "Ring in the New" so have a "new" component like color, medium, or technique it just needs to be new to you.  Here is the graphic

I used some new chipboard, new skeleton leaves, and new primary elements.


I started with pattern paper, glue on burlap, ripped up cardboard and chipboard crank.  I added clusters of art stones, and mini art stones glued down with gel medium.


Art stone clusters, they don't look that good right now but just you wait...


I added some more chipboard pieces then painted the entire collage with brown rust paste.  I like the texture in the rust paste and how it dries matte and dark.  I don't like harsh edges created by paint so i blend and fade with a baby wipe.  Once rust paste is dry sprinkle on primary elements Vintage Mint, Mediterranean blue and Chestnut Brown spray with water to activate- adds twinkle.

Go over with green patina paint just in random spots not all over.


Next I rubbed on some blue patina paste, I added some brown paste back on top it was a little too green and blue.


Next rub alchemy gold wax on entire collage, it highlights all the wonderful texture and art stone clusters.  I painted equation chipboard with delphinium blue Lindy's, the shimmer is really noticable on the dark background.  I colored the cheesecloth with chestnut brown, mediterranean blue, and vintage mint dry completely then paint with sculpture medium to shape in center of page.  Water down some white acrylic paint and splatter onto collage.


Here is the final cover, I created a projection lenses with chipboard and 2" plastic lenses.  As the cover processes I add more color- it is always a working piece of art.


The centerpiece is made with skeleton leaves, cheesecloth and transparent wings.  I added little drops of glossy accents onto skeleton leaves to look like waterdrops.

So many layers and texture- my favorite things.


The dark background of brown rust paste on chipboard letters makes the perfect base for Lindy's shimmer spray.  I painted on Delphinium Blue with a paint brush, the dark background really makes the shimmer pop.  I added some post hitches then wrapped twine around just a fun little accent.


Really love the green and blue patina paste, the Lindy's on the chipboard doesn't settle into the wax but the final effect turned out fantastic with only blue along the bottom of letters.

I love the ridges from ripped cardstock. The art stones clusters look completely different now all those lovely nooks and crannies.




To celebrate the new year my etsy store Boozybear is having a SALE!
Starting January 1 to January 31 spend $20 or more and receive a 20% discount just enter JAN2018 when checking out.



















Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Missing in Action

So i have been missing in action for the month of December, it has been a busy month and my creative juices were non-existance.  But i had no choice it was time to create I have a class coming up on January 27, 2018 and it was barely started.  So here is my favorite page
I am obsessed with texture of late I used ripped cardboard, burlap, art stones, mini art stones, chipboard, modeling paste and crackle paste.

I used patina paste and rust paste to paint background then added sprakle with lindy's sprays and primary elements pigment powder.  Originally I used mostly patina and rust paste but I didn't like how dark and matte it was so I added a little twinkle!


the top layer is gold alchemy wax it highlights all that wonderful texture, I just rub on with my fingertips.



The art stones are fantastic, you get some many colors/ highlights/ shadows in the all the nooks and crannies




I used skeleton leaves and sisal this is as frilly as i get. 

I am making an album with three sketchbooks inside this is a cover of one of the sketchbooks.

Stay tune for the cover it turned out FAB!