Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #1!

It's finally here, Challenge #1 for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog! We hope to inspire you to create something each month, with only a handful of rules and hopefully a lot of room to play around and try new things.

For our first challenge, all we ask is for you to use some spray inks or mists. If you don't have any, you can buy a spray mister from the travel section of Walmart/Target/etc for a dollar, and then use watered down acrylic paint, liquid watercolor, or re-inkers (or if you want to go crazy, mix all 3--I've done it before!)

Here's my journal page:


Here's the step-by-step (no photos this time, sorry):
1. Start by gluing down thin strips of pattered paper horizontally along the bottom left and top right.
2. Add some washi tape and masking tape on top.
3. Scrape on some heavy gloss gel (modeling paste would work too) through punchinella.
4. Glue down some ephemera (tickets, flower, foil tape that was run through an embossing folder, butterfly die cut)
5. Use stamps in random places to add visual texture (I used Prima's small acrylic Vintage Vanity stamps--my absolute favorite for this type of project)
6. Use a bit of gesso over top in random places.
7. Now go crazy with spray inks! I used Dylusions Red, Bubblegum, and Sunshine. I also used some Luminarte Silks along the edges. Oh, and to finish it off, I used my brand-new Prima Bloom Spray (Gilded)
8. Add some words, glue the pages down into the journal, and that's it!

The journal I used is the Prima Sunrise Sunset Mixed Media Journal by Finnabair.

So, I hope you will play along, we would love to have you join us. I can't wait to see what you create! Visit the blog here for complete rules and prize information.


Lynn K said...

Gorgeous colors and textures! Love the art journal pages Lynn!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous pages! I love the focus of color in just two corners, really helps the words or journaling pop!

Rachel said...

lynn i just love your journal! i love it even more seeing all the close up photos. you add so much amazing detail and texture, and it looks so effortless! gorgeous!

Donna B. said...

It's just amazing Lynn!! Thanks for sharing the process and thanks for the inspiration. So glad you are on the team!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous journal pages!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

Fabulous journal pages Lynn-love those Dylusions sprays!

jane coquillon said...

Love your colours and your words -so true :)