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!