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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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mixed Media Place.......Creative Gym #1

Mixed Media Place, suppliers of all things arty, fun and creative have a new set of challenges for you.  The first one is simple, but with endless possibilities.
Black+ white+ grey+ one colour.
Here is my take on black + white + grey and "pink".
I had so much fun creating my last large tag, I really just kept on going. Using all the Finnabair art basics Gessos and Gels make it so easy.


The WHITE comes from art basics HEAVY GESSO, in which the chipboard tag was painted, also white embossing enamel and the Prima 'Beautiful' sticker.
The BLACK comes from using a 'spot' stencil with black embossing enamel.

The GREY comes from all the metal embellishments , coated first in art basics CLEAR gesso and then sprayed with Prima Color Bloom Mist in Vintage Coal.
The PINK comes from the tag being misted with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain, a pink tag, some pink leaves and flowers, and some pink gems.
For all the details of how to play along with us at this months challenge and added inspiration, visit Mixed Media Place HERE. You can also purchase all the mixed media materials I've used on this project from the Mixed Media Place Store.
Thanks for visiting, I hope what's left of your week has lots of "colour" in it.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tag For Mixed Media Place

"Looking" is not the same as "seeing".
I like to embrace "difference". I love that our world is so diverse, and I guess that all starts with how we "see" things. We can all "look" at the same objects, images and even situations, but we will all "see" different things, what they are and what they can become.


Take a chipboard tag, some Finnabair Vintage Trinket Bottle Caps, some Finnabair art basics Gel Medium, some glass beads and a few metal bits and pieces and what I see will be totally different to what others will see.
Take a second look and see something different again......
This tag has a "moving part."


A little loop of leather keeps one eye shut.

 The glass bead tear was shaped with 3D Matte Gel and the glass beads dropped on.
 Glass beads and metal coloured with distress stains; coated first with Finnabair art basics clear gesso to allow stains to adhere.
All Finnabair art basics Gells and Gesso from Mixed Media Place. 
"There are various eyes,
Even the Sphinx has eyes;
and as a result there are
various truths, and as a result
there is no truth."
                Friedrich Nietzsche

Thanks for visiting. Remember to look closely, see clearly, but know there is always more.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LINE......New task at paperDVIZHNIK #50

 Lines...they surround us, they contain us, they direct us, they are the foundation of all shapes. They can be simple and mean so much....the "flat line" on a heart monitor or they can be complex, like the lines beautifully created by nature, the veins in a leaf or the grain in a piece of wood.
Be creative and make "line" the dominant feature of your work.
All details and some beautiful inspiration can be found HERE at paperDVIZHNIK.

In essence my page is simple. Directional lines are the feature and they have been created using, dry embossing, stencilled gel medium, washi tape, a stamp and Sharpie pens.

Image transfer, water colour and Gelatos



There are also, in life, those invisible lines.....you know, "the line drawn in the sand" or you have "over-stepped the mark" or you are at the "point of no return".........
Thanks for visiting, have a great week.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

paperDVIZHNIK...........# new challenge #

Hello. #new challenge...........yes, the new challenge at paperDVIZHNIK is use a # or interpret a # in fact play with #s any way you want.
 You have the freedom to express any way you want as long as there is a little # somewhere.
Check out the details HERE 

Stencilled, stamped, water coloured and some pretty gems.


Thanks for visiting. May every # moment for you be fabulous !
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mixed Media Place.........The Beat Goes On

Mixed media wooden block with polystyrene heart, plastic tubing, metal embellishments, paper and acrylic paint.
I'm sure by now you all know that Finnabair has created her own range of mixed media gels and pastes.
My little collaged wooden block with it's 3D heart, its plastic plumbing and metal workings, is held together entirely by 3D Matte Gel and Soft Gloss Gel from Finnabair's art Basics range.
Some alterations were made to the heart's background; the pattern was "too much", it was painted just red.


There are lots of "bits" making up this piece, all with different surfaces........wood, metal, chipboard, polystyrene, plastic and paper and the 3D Matte Gel has been used throughout to secure them. An added bonus is how easy and "clean" it is to use and how it dries completely clear.
Using Soft Gloss Gel with Acrylic paint makes it more translucent, and then easier to build up richly coloured layers of paint.

A list of products I used can be found HERE at Mixed Media Place and they can be purchased from HERE at Mixed Media Place Store.

Thanks for visiting. May your heart be full of joy this week.
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