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!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Audrey Hepburn

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

To make this page I put drywall tape on a sheet of 12 x 12 watercolor paper. I put gesso on the chipboard to prep it, then dabbed on a thick coat of texture paste with a brush. I swirled the paste as if I was frosting a cake.  I painted on a mix of purples and blues from Dylusion Mists, Tattered Angels, and Lindy's. I layered on Finnabairs waxes, gold acrylic stencil paint from Moments, and Prima Steampunk Copper Acrylic paint. 

I glued on pieces of a silver lace applique from Tresors de Luxe, and a few fussy cut Graphic 45 things - ferns,and a butterfly.

I started filling in colors on the white paper bg, I used a mix of Tattered Angels in Rasberry Blue with Lindys Sea Mist Green, and Rich Mocha by itself. It got too busy so I put on some texture paste and gesso to cover the colors up.  I put black gesso behind the chipboard, then Violet Green Opal Magic Art Alchemy over the black. 

I added bling and pearls, shells, glitter,microbeads,glitter glue, white embossing powder, Petaloo flowers, silk ribbon from my LSS, and lavender trim from Hobby Lobby.

I painted on some silver acrylic paint and gold mica powder.

There are several layers of medium on the chipboard, it took awhile before I got the result I wanted.

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

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Mermaid Card

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team project for the Mixed Media Warriors Challenge Blog.

To make this 7 x 6 "card I took watercolor paper and glued on a piece of textured ribbon that looks a little like seaweed. I painted gesso over it, and put on the rest of the embellies. The flowers are from Prima. I gessoed and painted the chipboard with Tibetan Poppy Teal by Lindy's, and Tattered Angels Rich Mocha. I layered on a thick coat of Rock Candy Crackle, and let it dry overnight. I fussy cut the mermaid from paper by Kaisercraft.

To add visual interest I added a little texture paste, sequins, rhinestones, shells, metal,bling, metal glitter, micro beads,white embossing powder,wire, and ribbon.

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hi everyone! Here's a vintage art journal page. 

To make this page I took out a sheet from my watercolor paper art journal book, and glued on a piece of canvas. I painted it with gesso.  I put beads on the Dusty Attic chipboard, and painted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang.  The flowers are from Scrapbook Diaries.

To add visual interest I also added shells, pearls, mica flakes, swarovski crystals, texture paste, chalk ink, and stamping. 

I put a little Prima Steampunk Copper on some areas.

This is my take on the following challenges:

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

My Hero

My husband is always there for me, he "has my back", he is my hero. I admire his ability to handle situations with ease, his sense of humor, and his kind nature. 
  I have used 7 Dots paper, "Notes", from the Writer's Block collection,for the background.  

To make this page I applied gesso with a credit card and paint brush. I applied modeling paste with a stencil made from a spellbinders die. I applied dry wall tape, and some ribbon on top.  I matted the photo of us on watercolor paper.  I added all the embellies, and painted gesso on a lot of them. Using almost all Lindy's Stamp Gang, and a little cobalt blue from Winsor and Newton I added color. The gold is Prima Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper. The sand looking material is Tim Holtz embossing powder in Linen. 

The roses are Prima, the others are Petaloo. To add more visual interest, I applied metal litter, micro beads, rhinestones, beads,gauze, and flicked on some Lindy's Tibetan Poppy.

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rich at Kings Canyon, California

When I think of harmony I think of my husband, and that's how this month's word inspired me. Our personalities are very different, but I believe we complement each other well. The love and harmony we share inspired me to use this photo of him,taken a long time ago near Kings Canyon National Park in California.  The song I have chosen, is Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean, and I wrote two lines of it on the page. I love his voice, and the words about reminiscing evoke a huge feeling of love, mixed with nostalgia. Even though I can't hold a tune too well, I sing really loud when I hear this one!

To make this page I covered a piece of 12 x 12 watercolor paper with matt medium.  I used dry wall tape as a stencil and applied Prima crackle paste.  I started misting with blue and brown Tattered Angels. I put on modeling paste with a stencil to add more visual interest.  There was too much color on the page so I covered some with gesso, modeling paste, and dry embossing powder. 

I love detail, so I added leaves from Recollections, you can tell I put them on upside down, the other side has gold print on them. I also put on shells, charms from 7 Gypsies, grey freshwater pearls, and birds from Martha Stewart.  The gold colors are mica powder, Finnabair's Alchemy Steampunk Copper, and her gold wax too.

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mixed Media in Purple

Hi everyone, Melissa here with a design team project for the Mixed Media Warriors Challenge Blog!

To make this page I coated a page in my watercolor paper art journal with gesso, applied chalk ink with a stencil, then Prima Clear Crackle paste, glued on the elements, and applied layers of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Purple Rain, Rich Mocha, and Blue Rasberry,  Prima Art Alchemy paint in Steampunk Copper, Prima Opal Magic waxes in Green Brocade. Blue Velvet,and Prima wax in  Antique gold, gold Momenta stencil paint, and black gesso. I also used Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils in yellow, bark,leaf green, indigo blue,and Winton and Lewis watercolors in a mix of sap green and burnt umber. I rubbed on gold mica powder.

The lace strip across the center is from Le Tresors de Luxe, the flowers on it are from Prima.There are pieces of lace around the page, it's bridal lace from Hobby Lobby(HL) The chipboard is from my stash. The oval medallions are pewter from Vintaj, the big heart at the bottom is by Tim Holtz.  There a couple metal flowers from HL.The little birds and butterflies are metal from Martha Stewart. The little girl is by Tim Holtz. The crystals are Swarovski, I got a great deal on them at my local scrapbooking store. The green crystals in settings are from Hobby Lobby. There are some glass pebbles and marbles. 

You can see lots of metal glitter, and Ranger Distress glitter. I also used metal chain, lots of thread, a heart sticker, small lace four leaf flower pieces cut from some Le Tresors lace,and some very tiny flowers from my LSS. The word stickers are 7 Dots.

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