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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – Glitter

Hello there and welcome to the 1st of February (my personal favorite day of the year) aaaaaaand the day where we at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog get to share a new challenge with you! This month it’s all about GLITTER!! Wooohooo! MMMC 21 - Glitter

We were so fortunate to receive some fabby paints from Paperartsy this month and one of the places you can get them is from Frantic Stamper, who is our generous sponsor this month with a $25 gift card!! Yay!!

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These paints were so much fun to work with. So fast drying and easy to layer to create a fun background for my piece.

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Here are just a few steps at what I did to create to it for this month’s Mixed Media Monthly Challenge featuring GLITTER!!

It was really easy brayer on the paint in the layers (although I found some of the colors didn’t “play” as well as I’d hoped and I added a different one when finished.)

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I stamped over the background with a JOFY Stamp Set (JOFY 14) called and used  Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in different colors to provide shading over the acrylic paints. Then I added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to add glittery highlights to some areas.

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When I was at this point I wasn’t overly fond of the coral and the way it looked. So I applied the Bougainvillea paint  with my fingers and then blended it around with a damp, flat paintbrush.

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I added some extra stamping to the sides, a strip of glitter tape, a few rhinestones, and stamped a sentiment. Over the sentiment I added a layer of glaze to which I added some glitter. Most of this had to sit overnight to dry.

Here’s a close-up:

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and another

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Be Awesome Canvas

HUGE EDIT!!

This BE AWESOME CANVAS was supposed to be for Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® and their blog, but with the death of their CEO and it did NOT make it to their blog (except for a few hours) and has since been removed. So, I’m sharing the finished piece here along with the sneak peek that I originally shared.

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This “Be Awesome Canvas” is using some of the new products just released at CHA: Asphalt Texture Paste and the new Stencil 10 Ct. 301 Collection. But, also mixing it up with some of the oldie-but-goodie products, too. I think that you can see the glimmer in the photo from the Glass Bead Glitter Gel, which is just one of my very favorite products ever. (So happy I got a decent shot of this stuff!!)

I’m not sure when the Be Awesome Canvas makes it officially back up on their blog. When it does make it,  I have a full step-by-step tutorial on how I made this piece. It’s much easier than it looks — I promise.

OH!! And I have a UStream coming up for Faber-Castell, too!! Make sure to check it out. Feb. 3rd at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST . Should be fun. :) Their channel is located here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/designmemorycraft

Chalkboard Canvas

Today is a two post day! First up is a Chalkboard Canvas for the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® blog. Lots of texture-y goodness on this creepy canvas.

October seems to be the month for showcasing Halloween projects and, as I state over and over, while I dislike Halloween the projects are fun to make. This one was no exception. The Chalkboard Paint on the canvas provided the perfect backdrop for all the other textural accents. And after adding a super spooky rub-on and some scary text it’s a perfect home decor item, too!

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This Chalkboard Canvas was very easy to make and using all of the other Textural Accents was a lot of fun, too. I love it when projects like this come together. Be sure to check out the full post on the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog for the step-by-step tutorial and photos.

I hope that you enjoy this piece as much as I did and go on over to see how I made it. :)

Take a Risk

Happy Sunday! I have a project on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today that I’m calling my Take a Risk tag (based on the sentiment and how I created it). For this project I repurposed some packaging to create a tag and went from there. Using things that you normally wouldn’t to create something new is SO fun! It really pushes you creatively (or at least it does for me) when I use things in a different way.

Anyway! Here is the Take a Risk tag and take a peek at how I used the packaging:

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The full tutorial for my tag is over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog so please stop by and check it out so you can see how easy it is to make one for yourself. :) If you DO make one, please let me know. I’d love to see.

Thanks for visiting me today. And, as always, your comments make my day.

Art Journal #1

There are so many ways to get creative. From making a card, to a canvas, a tag, mini-book, and so many other awesome pieces of decor. But the one thing that has escaped me? The Art Journal.  I don’t know what it is. If it’s putting my thoughts or emotions into a certain format or what. Feeling “bound” by the journal itself, if that makes sense. I hope it does (it sure made sense to me anyway!).

I got some amazing advice from Anna Dabrowska (aka Finnabair) at CHA, though. And once I returned I decided to open up my blank art journal and just let go. One of the things that I have to remember, ultimately, is that I really AM making this art journal for me. And that I am just choosing to share it with my readers. If you like it? Great! But, it’s okay if you don’t. I have to put all of my expectations aside. Let my guard down. So, if you don’t like it? Please be gentle.

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I thought I made a video of how I made this. But, apparently the battery died while I was filming. No bueno. However, I hope you enjoy the photos. I saw the quote and it resonated with me. I’m no princess (far from it – ha!!), but I think it applies to all women.

PrincessCrown-2The heart is cut from corrugated cardboard using a steel-ruled die and painted with acrylic paint. It is then covered with a thin coat of Glass Bead Glitter Gel using a palette knife. The crown was cut using the same die, but using heavy chipboard and coated with Gold Texture Luxe using a sponge for a more “crackled” look.

PrincessCrown-3I printed the quote on copy paper, cut it into strips and used Gel Medium to adhere it and heat set it with a heat tool. Once dry I was able to add shading with my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens. Accents on the letter “I’s” were added using the Texture Gems in Gold.

And some stamping going on in the background too. Super subtle, but just enough to add interest. I use my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens for that, too. I love using those because they are so easy to blend or add touches of water yet they are India ink, permanent, and archival and light fast. Best pens ever!

I hope you enjoyed my first foray into the art journalling world. I’m sure I’ll do more as I really enjoyed making this page. I need to find the perfect journal, though. I’m not fond of a spiral bound format (this is the 9 x 12 Strathmore Mixed Media Journal). If any of you are art journalers tell me what are YOUR favorite products? What journal do you use?

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the GIVEAWAY for my Guest Design post with Ellen Huston LLC in the POST BELOW THIS ONE. :)

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