Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mixed Media Place.........Creative Gym Exercise #2

This month at Mixed Media Place we're asking you to think in 3D....textures, embellishments, objects to be altered. Visit the Mixed Media Place blog HERE and be inspired by what the girls have come up with, amazing and beautiful.
I thought 'literal', a 3 dimensional object, and one just happened to present itself to me in the bargain reject bin at a Typo store.....a broken, articulated wooden artists hand.
The base of the broken hand was easily fixed with art basics 3D Matte Gel.
My idea was to have the hand make the peace sign...........
The fingers are 'articulated' and bend and move up and down but they do not move sideways so do not spread apart. I had to insert a little block of wood between the two fingers to force and keep them apart. I'm sure someone with a more mechanical brain would have come up with a better solution. 
Now my fingers were all in the right place I was ready to collage. I used a piece of  Finnabair's paper from the Domestic Goddess range. No paint was used:  the shading or light and dark areas on the hand were created by just using lighter or darker pieces of paper, all stuck on using art basics Soft Matte Gell.
The hand was completely covered in torn bits of paper. Well, you know how much I love to collage and stick things down, but half way through doing this I was thinking omg, why didn't I just paint this hand !? I was peeling gel medium off my fingers for days after. Anyway, once this was done, time to embellish.
Some metal pieces all attached with art basics 3D Matte Gell.
Rubber bands help hold the curved metal in place while the Matte medium dries.
Some Finnabair Mechanicals, some flowers and some rub-ons and I've totally indulged my inner hippy.

Thanks for visiting. May your week ahead be chilled and full of only positive vibes.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

paperDVIZHNIK New Challenge No. 53

A simple and pure colour challenge is presented to you this month at paperDVIZHNIK.
When the colours are kept basic and simple it allows for more detail and pattern to dominate.

Image source Pinterest.
Stencil used with Finnabair art basics 3D Matte Gel.
Yellow paint applied with a squeezy bottle.

If you love these beautiful bright, pure colours, then join us at paperDVIZHNIK this month. Be inspired by the gorgeous examples made by the DT and check out all the details HERE.
Thanks for visiting. I hope your week is bright and cheery and full of creativity.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mixed Media Place........Inside My Book

I have an on going project; making a small book out of a recycled box. This is the front cover, made back in July. Details are HERE
Finally I've completed the inside of the front cover.
Finnabair's beautiful 'Raspberry Pudding' from the Domestic Goddess range of papers is the background....if I could choose 1 piece of paper to use on every project, this would be it ! The metal embellishments are Finnabair Mechanicals, Vintage Vanity and Cold Country stamps, Finnabair Sunrise Sunset 'Checker' Stencil' used with Finn's new Art Basics Modelling Paste. Every thing has been attached using Art Basics Soft Matte Gel or Art Basics 3D Matte Gel, including the glass beads, and of course you can get all these  products from the Mixed Media Place shop HERE
I've used Silks Acrylic Glazes to add colour to the Modelling Paste and glass beads.

A peek inside my front cover and a slightly 'blurry' Page 1.
I don't know about you, but I'm not always good at completing "long term" projects. So far I have loved making this little book, so hopefully, one day I will be able to show you it filled with pages and completed.
Thanks for visiting. May all your projects you're working on come to fruition and bring you joy.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

New Challenge at paperDVIZHNIK

A great sketch to play with this month at paperDVIZHNIK for Challenge #52.

Ink, paint, stamp, image transfer, colour pencil, embossing, velum die-cut.
Salt sprinkled onto wet ink.

This was a fantastic sketch to play around with. Visit paperDVIZHNIK HERE and be inspired by the girls.....there are some fabulous pages. Then, play along with us!

Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful week.
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