Monday, January 12, 2015

Mixed Media Place.....Inside my Box Book

Hello friends ! My turn at Mixed Media Place has rolled around, so thought it might be time to show  some more of my little box has pages now!
Front cover is HERE and inside front cover HERE.
 Here is page No.1
There are 20 pages all up ( 5 pieces of card, each divided down the middle, so two pages on each side, front and back ) The pages vary in size, so some can peek out from underneath, also makes it a bit more interesting to work on.

 I've used two beautiful Finnabair stamps, some washi tape and collaged tissue paper birds. Art basics Soft Matte Gel works beautifully for all collage work, even for very light and fragile paper like tissue.
Hand sketched  my saying in pencil first then went over it with a waterproof black pen, then added colour with watered down acrylic paint in a mini-mister.
The pretty birds were begging to be coloured in, so used some water soluble colour pencils. The ones I have are Derwent Inktense but any are perfect for adding soft colour. Lastly highlighted the page edges with some Distress Ink.
Page No.1 complete ! You can see there are a couple more finished pages peeking out from underneath.......................for later.
All materials used for this project can be seen over HERE at Mixed Media Place and purchased from HERE at the Mixed Media Place shop.

Thank you for visiting :)

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  1. Oh wow this is gunna be an awesome book.. this page is stunning.. and did you say you hand wrote the quote.. well I love it.. love those stamps too.. really beautiful and inspirational page...

  2. What a wonderful project! Looking forward to seeing the progression.

  3. Lovely and colorful ... You hand sketched the saying? Great job - it could be a font! And the inktense pencils are something I tried in a class and LOVED. They are on my wish list :)

  4. Love this little book - such a treasure!!


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