18 July 2014

MIXED MEDIA CANVAS - THE ART SOCIETY

My first take on our July 2014 projects from Christy Tomlinson's "The Art Society"  I created this with my 8 year old grandson in mind, McLean lives on a small island north of us.  He and his siblings have lived at the beach since school was out and he loves music, I think he will enjoy this.   I wrote the lyrics of  "When You Wish Upon A Star" all around the outside of the canvas to create a border.  I know he and his mumma will sit and turn the canvas as they sing.

I have used a 6x6" canvas, a lot of different sprays, stencils, mostly Pitt pens for shading, a variety of sparkly products and a white pen for highlights.  I used "Goose Bumps" from Tsukineko  (a clear texture spray) as the final finish.  I am going to be working with the same elements to create a more sophisticated version.



Thanks for looking :)

16 July 2014

MIXED MEDIA FILE FOLDER/MAIL ART

Inspired by Lizzy Wurmann's tutorial "Mixed Media File Folder - Scraps of Darkness" which you can find on Youtube.

I'm lovin' the bright cheery summerness of this one!  I pulled the file folder, scrapbook paper for the scalloped border, stencils, stamps, ink, paint, gold and black pens and washi tape out of my stash...that felt so great!  See what I can do with this stuff I collect/store/hoard LOL




My plan at the moment is to use this folder for storing the mixed media sticker labels I have done following Leike Michelow's label tutorial which you can also find on Youtube.   That is one of my labels in the envelope window.

SCALLOPED FLAP MAIL ART

I know that I will discover my own style of creating mail art but in the meantime I am having some wonderful creative time following along with some "masters of mail art".  This piece was created by following Roben-Marie Smith's tutorial "Scalloped Flap Mail Art".


and the back!


So out of the box for me but I can hardly wait to put it into the "mailbox" and surprise someone!

15 July 2014

HEART THEMED MAIL ART

Another piece of mail art to add to my stash!  Here I applied Christine's techniques and theme to create my own heart themed mail art.  Don't be afraid to take what you learn in one project and make it your own. I encourage you to check out her class "Hearts and Family Canvas".  Incredible opportunity to add to your technique tool box for $6!


and the back


8 July 2014

CHRISTINE'S MIXED MEDIA ONLINE CLASS

This is a deal you just can't find elsewhere!  $6 and you have lifetime access to Christine's complete class.  I think this is the perfect opportunity for those of you who have been wanting to try some mixed media and haven't quite made the leap and this is still a great canvas for those of us who have been working in this medium for awhile.


Do check it out!