Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Textured Mixed Media Canvas

Hi, fellow crafters! Today I am here to share with you my first project as a Design Team Member with Splashy Mix Challenges! How exciting! I love Mixed Media! But first, here are our amazing Sponsors and their generous Prizes to be given away!


INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

$30 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


NATIONAL CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 1000 Value prize from Die Cuts and More




3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

One DT favourite will receive Goodie bag from Letzcraft Store and will be our Guest Designer the following month 



1 Random Winner
(chosen by Random.org)

One Random winner from Indian Participants will get Rs.500 gift voucher

Now it's time to share with you my project! Here's a video process of my Textured Mixed Media Canvas:

Step 1: The first thing I always do with a canvas, is to prepare it's surface by painting it with Gesso. In this case, Acrylic Gesso. 

Step 2: Add my stencils. I used Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte for this step. I did various stencils in various sizes and styles. There is no right or wrong in this step!

Step 3: I then painted the surface with Black Acrylic Paint

Step 4: Now it was time to add some elements. I chose several different pieces, such as metal butterflies, gears, flowers, and a resin frame. I then added them in with my Gorilla Hot Glue and painted them black also.

Step 5: Fun time! I used a variety of Prima Sprays (Frost, Glistening Waves, and Fir Needles), and sprayed one at a time. Here's where you decide to dry them with an embossing gun in between layers or spray and then dry all at once. I then added a variety of Art Alchemy Paints and Metalliques (list of items on my video description box). 

Step 6: Now I wanted to add my final pieces - flowers and a windmill. I sprayed the white flowers with the Glistening waves and added texture paste to the large flower, hot glued them on the canvas, and colored them with some of the paints. I also "aged" my windmill by using the rusty colored pastes and hot glued it on.

Step 7 (Final): My final step was to use some bamboo sticks I had in my stash, and hot glue them all around the canvas, to give it more of a "frame". I left the white on the outside so my inward project would "pop"! 

Now for some photos of my finished canvas:



I hope that you enjoyed my project, and that you will join us in this month's Splashy Mix Challenges!  Thank you for stopping by!


Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Monday, January 21, 2019

Altered Mixed Media Canvas

Happy New Year Everyone

I am Design Team Member Judy McKay and I  welcome to our new challenge blog.  I am excited to be here and to share my first project. My project this month is an Altered Mixed Media Canvas. 

Here is my project.



Here are some of the products I used to create my canvas.


Step 1

I painted my canvas with gesso, then used a stencil of clogs and wheels to create the background.   Once I was satisfied with they background I added my background colors using Paynes Grey and White acrylic paint, distressed inks and script rubber stamp.

Step 2

My next step was to  collage an assortment of old medical prescription forms that I found in a antique store years ago in Arizona several years ago along with other antique papers in my collection.. The photo that I used in this project is from Tim Holtz's Found Relatives Collection. I added Distress Inks and an ink spray to give an antique look to my photo and papers. 

Step 3

To complete the project I added an interesting collection of clogs and gears, tag and other finds. 

I hope you enjoy my project and are inspired to join in this current month,  Anything Goes Challenge.

Prizes from our sponsors
Prizes
International Challenge Winner
(as voted by our DT)
30$ USD value Prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS

National Challenge Winner
(as voted by our DT)
Rs. 1000 value Prize from DIE CUTS AND MORE


3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT in no particular order)
One DT favourite will receive a goodie bag worth Rs.500 from LETZCRAFT STORE and will be our Guest Designer the following month. 



1 Random Winner
(chosen by Random.org)

One Random winner from Indian Participants will get Rs.500 gift voucher





Play along with us and have great fun


Friday, January 18, 2019

Set your goals and Achieve them

Hi everyone
Priya Satish on the Splashy Mix Challenges Blog with my first post for the blog.
Our first challenge is ANYTHING GOES.
I have created a mixed media layout with Embroidery ring frame. I have used lots of products like chippies, art waxes, art stones, embellishments...


Our Sponsors
Prizes
International Challenge Winner
(as voted by our DT)
30$ USD value Prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS

National Challenge Winner
(as voted by our DT)
Rs. 1000 value Prize from DIE CUTS AND MORE


3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT in no particular order)
One DT favourite will receive a goodie bag worth Rs.500 from LETZCRAFT STORE and will be our Guest Designer the following month. 


1 Random Winner

One Random winner from Indian Participants will get Rs.500 gift voucher

from ITSY BITSY STORE

Have fun and we are looking forward to your submissions for the challenge.

For the detailed video on the making of this frame, click below.


Let's get to the step by step synopsis.
1. Took an embroidery ring and applied Finnabair Black Sand and Immix Crackle texture paste and let it dry.
2. Printed a wooden plank texture background and cut it to the size of the ring. Applied Finnabair clear gesso and let it dry.
3. Worked 3D gloss gel through Craftreat Flower burst stencil on the wooden texture print to let it dry. Created depth around the stencil work with Lindy's Magical Shakers.
4. Used Staz on timber brown to stamp the old book pages stamp from Rubber Dance.
5. Adhered the base to the ring. Applied black gesso over the ring.
6. While this was drying, applied clear gesso to some chippies from Expressions Craft. Gave a rustic effect with Finnabair Rust Effect Pastes Dusty, Dark Brown, Olive Green for few and rubbed Distress ink Antique Linen and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for few chippies.
7. Applied black gesso over Prima IOD mould and metal embellishment.
8. Smeared art waxes Bronze Age, Inca Gold Old Silver and Lucky emerald over the rusty base chippies and the embroidery frame.
9. Layered all the chippies, flowers and all embellishments along with my Photo.
10. Added art stones and Immix mini art stones along with POP micro beads.
11. Finally added my quote and splashed black paint to bring everything together.

Here are the closeups for you.










Hope you liked it. 
You can upload your lovely creations here. 
Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mixed Media Journal cover

Hello everyone,

Rachelle here, I am a member to the Design Team from Splashy Mix Challenges.
I am excited to share my "Garden of Faith" Journal as a DT.

It's awhile that I did some Mixed media and this was awesome to get messy again 
with some Mixed media products.

I have collected through the years a lot of stuff. 
Some of my Chippies or products are from my stash and I can not remember from whom
they are but I will have a products list on my Personal Blog.

Every year I ask my Facebook friends and Family to leave me a word
 started with the First letter of their name.

I create something for everyone with a Bible verse and placed it in a file.
This year I decided to create a Garden of Faith Journal 
and everything will go in this Journal.

Our Sponsors


Prizes

International Challenge Winner 
(as voted by our DT)

$30 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS

National Challenge Winner
(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 1000 Value prize from Die Cuts and More


3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)


One DT favourite will receive a Goodie bag from Letzcraft Store and will be our Guest Designer the following month 



Hope you will join us in the fun and we are looking forward seeing your creations.
Our first Challenge Theme is -  Anything Goes

Here's my creations







Below is pictures and a tutorial for the Journal
I created a Video if you like to visit my Youtube channel.

I used a 15,5 x 21,5 cm Journal



I covered the front with White Gesso and place my embellishments on.
I used a stencil and some Heave Gesso  - The Crafters workshop - Mini Sketch grid
Brick Chippies - Enmarc
Faith word - Enmarc
Garden word - mixed letters in my stash
Leaves - 49 and market
Lace and Burlap from my stash

Place everything on en Gesso again


I Gesso all my embellishments and let them dry overnight


The next day - Let the fun begin

I used Acrylic paint - Burnt Umber
Golden Medium Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Mix them together and paint the whole front cover


After applying one layer wait a few minutes and wipe everything
of with Wet wipes, until you are satisfied with the colour.
I normally do a second layer of the same colour.


After you wipe it off and it is dry enough for another colour.
You can start with another colour.
Second colour is Magenta

Mixed again your Acrylic paint and Golden Glazing,
then paint where you like to have the colour.


Now I started to build my theme.
The fence and Garden tools are from my stash
I used my Glue gun to glue everything down.


After I glued the fence and the garden tools
I used the Burnt Umber and Magenta colour again over these embellishments.
After drying I started to place my flowers


I started to paint my flowers with different colours.
Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Festive Berries



I used Prima Colour Bloom - Antique Gold and 
Dylusions ink Spray - White Linen


Spray and wipe some of the colours of 


Then I used some of Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain
Cracked Pistachio


I started to colour my flowers and Chippies again.
I used Tim Holtz - Distress Paint
Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn



For some shine I used
Prima Acrylic Paint - Opal Magic and Metallique Vintage Rose
with some Bo Bunny - Copper Glitter Paste


I used the Burnt Umber and Magenta colours that was
over for the back cover



I also used some Perfect Pearls
Perfect Copper and Forever Green



When I was satisfied with everything I sprayed some
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Dazzling Diamond



My Video Tutorial 



Thank you for your visit
I hope you are inspired with my Journal project!
You can upload your entry here - Anything Goes

Be Happy Be Creative
Rachelle