Thursday, October 19, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci

Hello! I'm here with my entry for the 7 Dots September Challenge: Favourite Historical Figure.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a painter, an architect,inventor, and student of all things
scientific. His natural genius crossed so many disciplines that he epitomized the term "Renaissance
Man." Today he remains best known for his art, including two paintings that remain among the world's most famous and admired, Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Art, da Vinci believed, was indisputably connected with science and nature. To make this page I have used paper, die-cut elements, and tags from the Writer's Block collection.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Woman With Crown

Hi everyone! Here is my entry for the More Than Words
  October 2017 Main Challenge DELICATE & FABRICS.

The photo has a very DELICATE look, with the gown and flowers.  I have echoed this with the wispy threads in the background, the chipboard leaves and scrolled frame pieces.  I added FABRIC, a piece of silk ribbon on the right.

To make this page I put some gesso on paper from Pion Design Palette, Pion Blue 1. I put texture paste on with a Prima stencil, then when dry sprayed on Tattered Angels Rich Mocha on a lot of the page. I glued layers of paper on top of corrugated cardboard for under the photo, but wound up taking off the edges on one, and painting over a sparkly blue layer. I used Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint Magical Pond on the chipboard frame with Clear Rock Candy on top, then more of the blue. I brushed some Prima Steampunk Copper on after I'd glued the frame on the photo.

On top you can see one of Finnabair's Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies

I sponged on a lot of gesso over the brown, it's pretty easy to cover. I dry brushed more of the blue paint on raised areas. On the right upper corner of the frame you can see a 7 Gypsies Display Pin with some silk ribbon from Scrap Shack in Friendswood Texas.

I glued on blue and white pearls, dyed cheesecloth, chain, beads, micro beads, mica flakes, and bling. I dyed the cheesecloth with blue Rasberry Tattered Angels.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Girl with Autumn Colors

Hi everyone! Here's a new DT page for the Mixed Media Warrior's Challenge Blog

The background paper is Pion Design Palette, Brown II. Anna gave me a huge supply because she likes my work.

I made a layout using this photo taken by Maja Topcagic with her permission. 

To make this page I glued the paper to poster board, then applied texture paste with a Prima stencil. On top of sponged on gesso I sprayed with Tattered Angels mists, but covered up most of it with brown acrylic paint. I rubbed on some gold mica powder and used a little Steampunk Copper.
I dyed some lace given to me by Elizabeth Pipkin. I used Tim Holtz  Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Bundled Sage, then topped it with some acrylic paints. 
I painted the chipboard with Prima Alchemy paint in Mermaid Teal, TH blueprint sketch, and Steampunk Copper by Prima. I topped parts of the chipboard with Rock Candy crackle paint. I dyed some cheesecloth and placed it under the photo, and shredded some to put around the page. I added tulle around the photo.
The flowers are by Prima and Petaloo.

To add visual interest I applied micro beads, chain, bling, distress glitter, mica flakes, and sequins.

I brushed on Heidi Swapp black mist on top of the crackle on the chipboard. You can also see some turquoise metal glitter.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Bohemian Autumn

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a DT layout for the Mixed Media Warriors Challenge Blog

To make this page I used mat medium to glue the 7 Dots paper onto a piece of corrugated cardboard.  I shredded some of the top of another piece of cardboard for a mat. I put gesso on, then Prima Steampunk Copper, and layered it with embossing powder to give some texture. On the paper I put gesso on so any paint I put on wouldn't be absorbed by the paper. I applied texture paste with a Prima stencil, followed by Distress Ink. 

On the chipboard I painted on Clear Rock Candy over paint and gesso. I dyed some cheesecloth with a combination of Winsor and Newton watercolors, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

The butterflies are from Graphic 45. The brad there is Prima.

The metal at the lower right of the photo is Vintaj. I tucked in some black tulle around the edges to give some more definition to the layers. I glued on some pieces of dried moss to give a little more outdoors look to the page.

To add more detail I put on a number of things: metal wire, sequins, metal glitter, a few Swarovski crystals, micro beads, glass beads, mica flakes, mica powder, pearls, feathers, and broken jewelry.

At the top you can see one of Finnabair's metal butterflies.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Woman in Blue Dress

Hi everyone! This is my entry for the September 2017 Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge. The Lindy's Stamp Gang colors I've used include: Sea Mint Green and Glory of the Seas Gold from the Mermaid Seashells Magical Shimmers Powder Set,and Bachelor Button Blue and Mission Bells Brown from the Prairie Wildflower Magical Shimmer Powders Set,   Click this link for Lindy's Challenge Info 

To make this page I glued Blue Fern paper onto a piece of cardboard, in hopes that the paper wouldn't warp with the gesso and paint I planned on using. I coated the paper with mat medium,and sponged on some gesso with a cosmetic sponge across the center. I applied texture paste with a stencil and old credit card. 

The Crafters Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Love to Fly

The chipboard is actually a small wood frame I got at Hobby Lobby. I broke it in half ,applied gesso, then layers of Lindy's. I mounted the photo on a piece of cardboard. I dyed cheesecloth with Mission Bells Brown, and glued some on the page.

I brushed on layers of paint on the paper, usually letting them dry,but sometimes adding different colors while wet. I dabbed off excess in different areas. I sponged on gesso to areas if I thought things were looking too busy.

To add more visual interest I used micro beads,seed beads,mica flakes, rub ons, bling, dried moss, a quote sticker, tiny pieces of lace, and pearls. 

I splattered on paint in areas, and also glued on tiny pieces of blue feathers.

I love the gold shimmer from the Lindy's!

I put metal glitter in the bottle and sealed the opening with glue. There's also some rhinestones in the stream of glitter pouring out of it. I dyed a piece of silk ribbon with Lindys and tied it onto a pin. 
Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Fearless in Neon

Hi everyone! Melissa here with my entry for the More Than Words September 2017 Main Challenge FEARLESS & GRUNGE.  I have faced a lot of fears in my life, and to me this photo is of someone who is very calm,cool, ready for battle, and FEARLESS. I added GRUNGE with black paint splatters, a rough surface on the cardboard, beads tossed on randomly, and a generally messy look.

 I bought this Reminisce paper at my LSS, I was amazed by the color and look of the butterflies. It is definitely one of my favorite colors. I used a Prima stencil and put on texture paste. I later spritzed it with Tattered Angels mists. The cardboard has layers of paint, clear embossing powder, and mica powder.

The lace is Tresors, the flowers are by Prima and Recollections.

The little gold faces are by Sculpy, I used clay,baked them,prepped with gesso, and painted with some gold Momenta stencil paint. I added a little purple mica powder on two of them.  I used Heidi Swap  Black Sugar mist around the edges of the cardboard, and on around many other areas.

I dyed cheesecloth with Tattered Angels Mist in Purple Rain and Rasberry Blue. I painted the chipboard with Prima Finnabair-Art Alchemy-Sparks Acrylic Paint Iris Potion,  black gesso,  Faber Castelle gelatos in orange, and gold paint.

I made the orange flower with satin awhile ago. I added orange glass beads, sequins, distress glitter, micro beads around it. I used a Derwent Inktense pencil in Bark around the edges of the texture paste, and softened it with water. 
Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Miranda Lambert

Hi everyone! Melissa here with my entry for the 7 Dots August Challenge: Favorite Artist.
Country Music star Miranda Lambert performs music that make me want to drop everything, listen, and sing along to.  You wouldn't want to hear me, but that's ok. Her voice is beautiful and moving.
I have used paper from the Writer's Block collection for the background.

I covered the paper with matt medium, put some gesso on, followed by texture paste through a stencil.I sprayed the page with Tattered Angels over Walnut Stain, and other distress inks. I dyed the lace and cheesecloth with inks.I put cardboard under the photo, then put the lace and other embellies around it. I used Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Paints in Steampunk Copper, Dragon's Eye, and Fairy Wings on the chipboard, and on different spots on the page.

To add more visual interest I added mica flakes, pearls, bling, metal glitter, seed beads, micro beads, dried moss, sequins, and metal.

I treated the chipboard with gesso, then topped it with paint and Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

The sticker is by 7 Dots. 

I brushed on more paint on the lace.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!