Monday 19 August 2019


Fall is already in the air, at least here in Cold Lake Alberta. Summer has gone by quick as usual with not enough weekends and in two more weeks Alex will be returning to school.  We got some camping, fishing, gardening, plus a two week trip to Scotland so it was definely a full summer.  I wanted to scrapbook the camping pics from last week so I designed some new chipboard and stencils to work with.
This month at Mixed Media Warriors the challenge is Heart in Bloom, here is the mood board

I started with this pic of Alex enjoying the water.

Started with creating some tags. cut, distress and ink next paint with clear gesso.  Spray with a little water, then splatter with some Lindy'sJazzy Jivin Puruple starburst spray.  Spray with a little more water to blur and spread.

I used the same technique for the background using, Sandra Dee Sepia, Van Dyke Sepia, and Jazzy Jivin Purple.  The key to getting a nice marbling effect is to apply clear gesso first, the gesso prevent the spray from soaking into the paper before you manipulate.

I made this stencil that consists of leaves, bulbs and grass.  Using Alchemy paints- gold rush, crocus fields, romance pink, green olive I applied with a makeup sponge.

So until I added the doodle around and stems they just looked like blobs.  But with the doodling- BING wetland beauty.

Here's the finished floral arrangement.  LOVE IT.

Finished with chipboard pieces painted with Distress paint- scattered strawm Citrus, walnut stain, wild honey, crushed olive, forest moss, and dusty concord.


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