Now then what have I been up to! Yesterday I gave you a sneak peak, so I hope it's not too disappointing.
Well, let me tell you, that I decided to get messy again and I am sharing this with everyone over at The Bug Bytes blog today too.
So, todays bit of stuff is a bit of messy time in the craft room and here is what I ended up with.
I decided to try something a little different. This is a 6" by 8" piece of artist board. Firstly, I gave it two coats of Gesso. After drying it with my heat gun, I then used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in the following colours; clockwise, Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage and Mustard Seed. Next time I think, I will use a little more ink.
Next up, I tore up some text paper and some handmade papers and just placed them randomly over the board. Then stuck them down with Modge Podge. Now I only had Satin Modge Podge, but think I will get some Matte for next time or some Glue n Seal. Anyways, we use what we have at the time, don't we?
Now, I didn't really know where it was going, other than I wanted to include the words "Spread your wings and fly". I typed up the words on my computer and just printed them off, then cut them out and stained them with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. I also added some twine to make the swirls and outlined the swirls with my Spectrum Noir marker BT5. Also added some swirls with just the marker too. I then gave the whole thing a couple of coats of Modge Podge.
Finally, I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut out some butterflies in various sizes to add to the final piece. The butterflies are from Birds Cards and I only secured them at their bodies. I added some little Recollection gems, that have been coloured with the Spectrum Noir marker.
Close up of one of the butterflies.
Here is another view to the side to show those butterflies and bling. I think I should have chosen a different colour for the butterflies, instead of the text paper.
So there you go, a little bit of mess to share :-) And yes I know I have a long way to go, but it's a start :-)
Now, my bloggie friends, as this is a real departure from the norm for me and my first real piece of mixed media, so to speak, I would really like your opinions. I know I will learn as I go along and that there is no real right or wrong, but I would really appreciate any advice/tips/techniques you can give me.
I would like to mention a few bloggie friends that have really inspired me to try something out of my comfort zone.
Norma of Little Honey Bee Studios - her mixed media art creations are just stunning.
Lisa of You Made Me Ink - she is always amazing me with her awesome creations and out of the box ideas.
Lisa of A Mermaids Crafts - her use of so many different mediums - to make the most awesome creations.
And last but not least, all my fabulous blog followers who come and comment and visit and leave me with a big smile on my face everyday. I love coming to see you all and all the inspiration that you give me on a day to day basis - thank you.
Thanks for stopping by today.