Oh dear, I think I am like a bus...nothing for ages, then two
posts in one evening.
After several gloriously spring-like days here in the Hunter Valley, the
weather today is definitely reminding us that winter arrived last week. It
is freezing, raining, and the daylight has been very weak all day. Therefore,
I had trouble getting any decent light to take my photos.
Regular visitors to my blog probably know that very recently I have become
interested in Mixed Media. I guess it is just part of us evolving in our craft.
However, I will always love creating my cute and clean cards too. Let's just
say I have added ''another string to my bow''.
So far I have made four Mixed Media cards, but today I decided to try a
canvas. My few efforts at M. M. are obviously still very "beginner
standard", but I guess we all have to start somewhere, and the whole
process is a learning curve. I can't believe how I have changed...the more
messy my hands and desk become, the happier I am...What Fun!!!
This is a small canvas, but even then I procrastinated for an age before
I began...once started though, I really got into the swing of things.
Previously, I have always created a card/project, then gone looking
for challenges to suit. However, this time there were several challenges
for which I created my canvas.
This is Tim Holtz's Umbrella Man. I die-cut him from dark grey
cardstock, ran a narrow line of Brushed Pewter around his edges,
then applied only one coat of clear embossing powder so he had a
very textured surface. I coloured a silver heart brad with three
coats of a black Promarker, then applied three coats of
clear embossing powder.
I printed the quote onto sponged white cardstock with the computer,
cut each word individually, then sponged each tile with black ink.
The clock face was given the same treatment as Umbrella Man, minus
the Brushed Pewter edging.
A side view of my canvas, showing how I mounted Umbrella Man
on black 3D mounting tape.
Challenges I would like to enter
Anything But Cute #2 - 'Make It Masculine'
Craft Stamper - 'Take A Technique...Texture'
Frilly and Funkie - 'Monochromatic'
Mixed Media World #3 - 'Vintage'
Simply Create Too #87 - 'Masculine'
The Craft Barn - 'For The Man in Your Life'
Try It On Tuesday - 'Watches and Clocks'
Canvas Base - Winsor and Newton
Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix Umbrella Man, Weathered Clock
Stamps - Blade Rubber Official Paid; Stamp-It Victorian Watch
Stencil - Ranger Dylusions Diamond Small
Quote - Computer generated Harting font
Texture Paste - homemade (thank you for the recipe Pamellia)
Embossing Powder - Fantasy Crafts Clear
Printed Tissue - Collections Elements
Gesso - Atelier Traditional
Ink pads - Versamark; Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Ink Pumice Stone; Momento Tuxedo Black, London Fog;
Distress Stain - Brushed Pewter
Aquapencil - Black
Heart brad is from my
I can't wait to have enough time to 'play' and get messy again, and will try something with lots of colour and perhaps some flowers next time.
Bye for now,