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Mixed Media Monday


*MOMM

A look at two of my latest projects –

 

Stencils, stamps both hand carved and bought, stickers, die cuts, inks, book paper, doodads, buttons, beads, acrylic paint, copics

Just about everything but the kitchen sink!

Stamps, die cuts, book paper, card stock, acrylic paint, stencil, paper flowers, beads

I’m loving my BigKick die cutter!

*My Own Mixed Media

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.  Franklin D. Roosevelt


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Mixed Media Monday #6


SNIFFLECOUGH

Unfortunately, I’ve been sidelined these last few days with what started as a cold and then deteriorated into bronchitis.  I finally gave in to it yesterday and went to the doctor.  With the heavy duty cough syrup and antibiotic she prescribed, I should be on the mend soon.  You know I was sick – I didn’t pick up my knitting needles or paintbrushes all day yesterday, sleeping most of the day away.

MY OWN MIXED MEDIA

Before my cold hit like a ton of bricks, I painted this background, getting ready for 2015’s first project.

 

Watercolor on wet journal paper, Dylusions large art journal

 I did some playing around with my new Big Kick die cutter – which I love, by the way – using some fabric scraps I had lying around.  I’m drawn to leaf shapes at the moment and here’s what they morphed into:

Original shape

 

Cotton fabric, die cut leaf shapes, glued onto bristol artist tile, distress ink

Playing around with the size and arrangement.

Learn to listen.  Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.  Frank Tyger

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Monochromatic Mixed Media Monday


M x 4

Monochromatic Mixed Media Monday – I think all those M sounds are called alliteration.  See Mrs. Smith!  I’ve not forgotten ALL of what you taught me in high school English.  I think it sounds pretty neat.  OK, moving on.  This is what I’ve been working on these past few days –

 Fabric scraps, hand drawn flowers, feather, stencil, vintage blueprint, diecuts, playing card, handcarved stamps, purchased stamp, black acrylic paint, spray ink and assorted doodads

I like the vintagey, grungy look of this one – how ’bout you?

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity.  A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.  Winston Churchill

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Mixed Media Monday


MIXED BAG

I’ve been a busy bee this past week.  Besides my usual color/cut/paste fun, I’ve been trying my hand at carving my own stamps after watching a tutorial offered by The Documented Life ladies and enjoying it immensely.  I love trying new stuff.  Here’s a look at my first attempts –

 I’ve been having a blast with some new inks and paints and I’m currently in love with Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks.  These are my newest mixed media adventures:

Stamps, both purchased and handcarved, copic markers, Gelatos, Distress Inks, hand drawn and colored heart and flower cutouts, stencils

Tim Holtz Distress Inks, stamps, Gelato, downloaded image, handcarved stamp, peacock feather ribbon, stencil, random ticket die cut, hand drawn and colored flower

BABY GRAND

The newest pic of the newest grand –

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  Albert Camus


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Mixed Media Monday 10/20/14


MMM

I came up with these late last night – or what is late for me – not sitting down at my little repurposed art desk until sometime around 10:30 p.m. or so. I’m finding that the creative juices seem to flow more freely then.

Artist’s tiles, ATC, pitt pen, Gelly pens, mandela stamp

The Documented Life prompt last week was Stars and although I’m not completely convinced that my page is finished, this is what I have  currently.  I’m in the process of searching out a quote that feels right to add the finishing touch.

Handcut stars, spray inks, ghosting technique

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.  Erich Fromm

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Mixed Media Monday


MOJO

I haven’t posted any mixed media stuff in a while, mostly because I was in sort of a creative slump, totally underwhelmed by all of my efforts to kickstart a new project.  I suppose you could call it “just going through the motions”.  But, I kept on creating and you know what?  It seems I got my mojo back!  I actually did the “fake it til you make it” thing and got my “creative feet” back under me.  If you’re a friend of Jimmy or a friend of Bill, you’re probably familiar with this process and have used it a few times yourself.

WEEK 40 THE DOCUMENTED LIFE

This week’s prompt was to use three colors you don’t normally use. I chose orange, yellow and brown and when I started laying down the first layer, I thought it was the ugliest thing ever.  But I kept on working with it, adding some three dimensional doodads and some stickers that continued the color scheme.  Then, suddenly, my project didn’t seem so ugly to me anymore.  In fact, I kinda liked it, I kinda liked it a lot!

Acrylic paint, spray inks, stencils, stickers, a bit of washi tape, hand drawn flowers that I colored with gel pens and cut out, homemade stickers and a doodled circle fold out

Sorry you have to stand on your head to see them. 😕

 *MOMM

Here’s a look at a project I’m doing on my own.  It’s not quite finished.  I think it needs doodads.

*My own mixed media

To see things in the seed, that is genius.  Lao Tzu

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