Mixed Media covers a lot of things so how can anyone get it wrong. This is a fun place so if you are new and looking to have a play by having a go here is a bit of help. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, etc, that are combined in a single composition.

Monday 5 June 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes optional Purple

Hi everyone and hope you all well.
Thank you for your support and to everyone who entered our last Challenge and i shall be back on the 10th to announce the Winners, Top 5 and we have Digi Papers for our Winners.

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 Now for this Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Purple.

We would love to see your mixed media work, project life spreads, digital layouts, scrap-booking, pocket letters, up-cycled projects etc. Even though we are a mixed media challenge we dont want to leave anyone out so you can also enter with your traditional paper/card/image layouts plus free to enter as many times as you like with a new creation. Enter any other challenges and most of all have fun.
Dont forget our sister challenge blog as its always "Anything Goes" at A Bit More Time To Craft

Would like to thank the Design Team for their stunning crafty creations that they have made for this challenge and hope they have given you some inspiration to join in with us as we can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.

I made this canvas in a class at Mad For Markers
Added pieces of blue and black spotted tissue and papers to canvas
Painted over with pink paint.
Painted over stencil with pink and purple paints.
Stamped butterflies.
Add dots with white paint and bubble wrap.
Stamped edges with purple paint.
Painted over butterfly stencil with black paint and then added white pen and purple pen.
Drew more butterflies with white pen and purple pen.
Coloured digi stamp from Mad for Markers and Paper Pieced clothes
and pasted on top.
Drew flowers in the right hand bottom corner with white pen.
Cut out sentiment and pasted on top.
Added paper butterfly and paper flowers.

Pebble found in garden that i painted with black gesso then added cheesecloth, punched butterflies, flowers and sentiment

This is a journal page with a background more with Caran d'arche Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels, softly blended with a baby wipe.I used various distress inks in blues and purples with a stencil with dots and another with flowers, also stamped one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'sparklers' and the Judy-kins face stamp. The words were generated on computer, printed and coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens.

I Made an A4 mixed media piece, which will be the cover for a new journal I am starting. The paper was gessoed. and the central image is a paper napkin. I stenciled the birds, numbers and alphas with black Archival, and the dots with blue distress ink. The sentiment is from Dylusions. I used cardstock in blue and purple, and sewed round it twice to make it stable enough for the cover.

I decided to drag this fab album from the depths of my craft stash for this weeks challenge.
I had a lovely paper pad of papers ranging from deep purple to almost lilac shades and used these to cover the pages.
Next I stamped and the die cut the flowers. I shaped the flowers and distressed the edges with ink before adhering them to the album.
To finish I cut and tied white and purple ribbon to the book rings and added a few pale green pearl gems to the pages.

Hi everyone,
So happy to be back on More Mixed Media Challenge blog:)
Today  I prepared a page in my art journal which did not take too much thinking. The background was  made with gesso and a mix of violet and purple acrylic paints from Pebeo. And, of course, few splashes of black here and there:) For my  two focal points I finally used coloring pages which I’ve done years ago. I used ordinary glitter pens to color the flowers and the glitter is still visible (although not so much on the pictures). Today I just cut separate flowers and  glued them the way I wanted to to the two pages. Beforehand though I added few black rub-ons in the shape of arabesques. At the end I added few glass beads here and there, the word “Believe”, the edges of the journal distressed with Black Sooth Distress ink.

This is a page I have done in my Dina Wakley mixed media journal. I started of with a brayered background which was quite busy so I decided to add some paint and bring it all together. I have used Dina Wakley's Magenta,  Blackberry and Turquoise paints This has given a more focal point to the background and helped blend everything in. I gessoed through a circle stencil for some texture and added one of the new Tim Holtz paper dolls cut outs. I love how these vintage images work so well with lots of colour. A simple word"Together" sums the page up for me.

For my project, I decided to create an art journal page. I am very new to art journaling with only 3 pages under my belt. But this is my very first art journal page where I literally took a pencil to sketch out my drawing. I hand drew this entire page and then once it was completely finished by sketch, I took some paints and started to paint it all. I used various paints and white gesso. The vase was the hardest part to do because I wanted it to look like a clear glass vase with water in it. So I took white gesso and very light gray and blue paints to create the water and clear glass look. I added a bit of brown to also reflect the table inside the clear glass vase. I think that I was able to achieve the look pretty well, considering this was my first time trying to work on something like this. So the page is supposed to show the florals on a nice wooden table up against a wall. I also took some Dina Wakely scribble sticks to do the florals along with some paints for accents. I also took my Prisma colored pencils to do some shading on the leaves. The title was done using my copic multi-liner and my FB artist Pitt brush in black. I also took my white gel pen for hightlights on the florals and the letters in the title. It is not perfect, but it completely screams hand made and that is what I love about it. I am so happy with my very first completed sketched/painted drawing.

i altered a old ring box and converted it into tiny treasure box.I first layered the clay pieces on the box with hot glue than gave it few coats of black gesso. Next i applied art alchemy wax - amethyst on the entire box and than highlighted the textures with art alchemy wax- old silver.

Take care
Hugs Design Team xx