I have and always will love scrapbooking but lately I've really wanted to try something different. My sister-in-law Michelle does some amazing art journaling and I've always admired her creations and wanted to try it myself. But I'll admit I was scared to try.
So my good friend Lynne and I decided we would try making a mixed media project of our own. One afternoon we sat down and watched quite a few different video tutorials. We especially liked the "She art" by Christy Tomlinson. (I didn't attempt a girl for my first project but in the near future I'll be making one.) I really wasn't sure that I would be able to make a mixed media art canvas and it not look like a 5 year old had done it. (no offense to any 5 year olds out there!) And if you know me, I like to create with a plan in mind. So trying something that I really didn't have a plan for and really didn't know what it would end up looking like really did scared me. But thankfully I had Lynne by my side encouraging me on. Thanks Girlfriend! :)
Here is my finished project.....
This canvas has a heap of layers on it. Paper, gesso, modeling paste, mists, paint, and so much more!
I used bubble wrap, stencils, and a few odd bits to make the texture on my canvas.
This is my other canvas I made.
For this one I used old dictionary pages to cover the canvas. I loved the camera in the bottom corner so I highlighted it with a heart. I really should post this one yet as I want to write something on it. But I'm not sure what yet and I was really excited to share it.
Another project I did recently just for fun was make this mini album. My good friend Stephanie sent me a paper pack by Echo Park and I wanted to play with it. I didn't put photos in it because I'm not sure what I'm doing with this album yet.
This album is actually acrylic. Its hard to tell in the photos though. One side I covered with paper and one side I left the acrylic showing and embellished on top of it. I am still loving my DT assignments and challenges, but it was nice just to make for....well, just for making! Thanks Stephanie for my box of fun! :) I'll be back with some other projects before too long. See you then!