Daily Archives: September 28, 2014

Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge

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  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz – Dot Fade and Stencil Girl – Leaf Poetry Stencil
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Newspaper Background”
  • Modeling Paste – Viva Modellier Creme – Mother of Pearl and Viva Ferro – Gold iron
  • Adirondak Dimension Pearls – Terra Cotta
  • Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap – Melange
  • Canvas
  • Decorative Polyester Leaves
  • Claudine Helluth Studio matte (gel) multi-medium

I created this 8 X 8″ canvas with a base of gesso and then added Ranger Distress Inks to give the background a little color. I then stamped the background with a newspaper stamp and applied some tissue wrap with matte gel medium. I added some dimension with modeling paste through stencils and painting a little paste directly onto the canvas. Finally, I attached the polyester leaves that I had in my stash with more gel medium. I drew some lines to accentuate the outline of the leaves with a fine line marker. This canvas has a lot of texture and Autumn color. I created it for the Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge, which is to create a mixed media project with a Fall theme and modeling or embossing paste. Thanks for visiting.

 

 


Another Squirrely Birthday

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  • Dies – Impression Obsession “Squirrel Set”
  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods” (tree) and Impression Obsession “Vertical Greetings”
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Here and Now”
  • Distress Inks – Ranger – Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, and Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

When I first laid eyes on these squirrels, I could hardly stand it! I decided I wanted to color the squirrel die cuts and the stamped tree myself, rather than using colored paper. I cut the squirrels out of white cardstock and applied Distress Inks to get the desired colors. Then I stamped the tree trunks with brown ink, fussy cut them and then also applied Distress Inks to them. I popped up the squirrels with dimensional adhesive so they look like they are perched and climbing as squirrels would–very 3-D. It is tradition for me to make a squirrel birthday card for a friend, so this is what I came up with. Thanks for visiting today.

For a closer look:

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