This week at Shop and Crop the DT was challenged to make some mixed media art.
OK, so I love the idea of mixed media. But the reality? I find it hard to do. For a start, I'm such a perfectionist, I hate that my paper crumples when I paint it.
Then I agonise over stamping in case I stamp a couple of milimetres to the left or right of where I should, or on an angle. God forbid that my stamping should not be straight!
Anyway, I had to put that aside for this week and JUST PLAY!
Here are my projects:
First up, I remembered I had this sheet of chipboard monograms, which I'd already painted in preparation for doing this page. Of course, in my mind it looked totally different to this, lol. But the best thing about chipboard is that it doesn't wrinkle when you paint it. So I could proceed with some confidence .
I had the Sassafrass Lass Fawnd of You, Too line to work with. When you first look at these they don't really scream mixed media, but they're really really versatile. And beautifully vintage.
So, I've mixed some old vintage bookpapers with the Fawnd of You papers, adhered them all over the background; then popped out and sanded all the numbers back. (Labour of love ). Once they were sanded, I've added them back into their spots, then washed some paint over them. Then I sprayed some Glimmermist (Aaaah, Glimmermist, my new love!) over the top of it all.
And then I started my layout lol.
Journaling says "One two three... five six, you say. Never four. What is it with that?"
This next project is a little wallhanging. I am thinking that I will give it to my mother for Christmas. The photo is one of hers - of my grandmother and friends back in, I think, the 1930s.
The Fawnd of You, Too products actually lend themselves to vintage projects really nicely. I've used one of the papers at the background - just glued it onto chipboard and then layered heaps of calico, braid and lace on top.
The flowers are just your ordinary garden-variety white, pink and yellow flowers that I glimmermisted within an inch of their lives. With a couple of them I then went around and touched up the edges with a sponge dipped in another glimmermist colour. Love how they've turned out. The leaves are from the Fawnd of You In Love paper - I just cut them out and adhered them on, then gave them a sprinkling of Kindy Glitz.
We are running a Handmade Christmas challenge at Shop and Crop. Participate in the challenge over the next month and I think that there is a prize involved :). First up is handmade Christmas cards.
That's it for tonight. See you!