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.


  1. Wow, what an amazing piece! I enjoyed seeing how you made it too with all those fabulous layers and textures - stunning 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative New Year! J 😊

  2. Glenda, I always look forward to seeing what you create, and this time we had the added bonus of getting to see your creative process. I love your rusted textured focal point--so much to delight the eye! That burlap with the stones and paints really catches my eye for grunge! Love this! Happy New Year!

  3. I don't know how to describe it . . . it's all so wonderful . . . but love your work and am a new follower.

  4. Fabulous cover!!! Love the layers and rust and really everything about it.

  5. so many textures....its a beautiful cover and thanks for the tutorial.

  6. This is just stunning! Love it.

  7. WOWZERS! This cover is absolutely FANTASTIC! Thanks for the details in how you created it!

  8. Wow! Thanks for sharing with us your amazing work! Just love it... Beautiful colours and Mona Liza is great!

  9. Amazing...lots of texture, fabulous colours and so much interest....Stunning! x

  10. Just perfectly yummy! I think I need some more mixed media pastes, especially the rusty and patina ones. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration at MMMonthly x

  11. Wow! Fabulous textures and colors!

  12. The textures and colors of your project are brilliant! Thank you for showing how your project came together.

  13. Glenda, what a fabulous piece! I just love your layers and you subtle palette! Gorgeousness!!
    Jackie xo