Read new post, Mixed Media Monday 1-26-15, here.
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
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:
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
I’m a tiny bit late posting for Mixed Media Monday, the Iknead family has been on the go since a few days before the Christmas holiday until today, such a blessed, busy time. We had a wonderful Christmas; but with the grands and the kids, I’m not sure it could have been anything else! Santa was extra nice, apparently we’ve all been very good this year and I have the pictures to prove it!
My son in law is the only person I’ve ever known to ask for cheese for Christmas. Really. If you’re wondering, it’s a Stilton he’s so excited about.
Sorry Babydiva! No pics because you have your back turned on them all. Every. Single. One.
MY OWN MIXED MEDIA
Book paper, fabric, stains, card stock, die cuts, wood heart doodad
Ooh, ooh, ooh! I scored a Big Shot die cutter at half price at Michael’s yesterday!!
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu
I’ve been busy the past few days working on the cover for my 2015 Documented Life art journal and looking forward to using an actual journal made just for that. I’ve been using the smaller version and loving it. Sooooo much better than the spiral bound notebook I’ve been using! Here is a journal post using the smaller one and a look at what I’ve done so far on the larger journal’s cover. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!
*My own mixed media
Stamps, purchased and handmade, hand drawn and colored flowers, inks, die-cuts, stencils
Acrylic paint, inks, stencils, stamps, an ATC and a cut-out
I’m thinking of a more restrained approach for the larger journal cover.
This week’s prompt, week 52, is holiday traditions. The first tradition that came to mind was our tree, so that’s where I started.
Inks, copic marker, found hand drawn star and punched red and green cardstock circles
I like it so far.
I don’t know where that white circle came from.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without sharing these:
The Papoose and Sprout
Babydiva and Babymama decorating cookies.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus
MY OWN MIXED MEDIA (MOMM)
I’m so happy and excited to have started my new Dylusions art journal. After using an spiral notebook with lined, not mixed media or watercolor paper, the mixed media paper is such a treat! Not having to prep my pages with gesso before starting work is awesome – more spontaneous I suppose. I love everything about this journal! Here are the first two projects:
Book paper, Distress stains mustard seed and crushed olive, blue jean and barn door
pitt pen, assorted gel pens
This particular journal is the smallest one, the pages measure 5×8 inches. I have the larger one also, I plan to get started painting the cover sometime this week. The first cover was just a warm-up! 🎨😺 Blank pages are sooooooo exciting!
The dream is over…
I was the Dreamweaver
But now I’m reborn
I was the Walrus
But now I’m John.
ON MY NEEDLES
*MOMM ART JOURNAL COVER
Remember Monday’s post about this journal cover? If you don’t, you can refresh your memory here. It’s made more than a little progress since then –
I added more layers today. Here’s a list, in order of appearance:
2. Light violet acrylic paint brushed on
3. Anna’s Acrylic Craft Paint, Heather, sponged on
4. Anna’s Acrylic Craft Paint, Royal Fuchsia, sponged on
5. Black acrylic paint, randomly applied with my finger
6. White acrylic paint, randomly applied with my finger
7. Green acrylic paint, randomly applied with finger, which immediately turned into some totally disgusting urine yellow color
8. Book paper torn into scraps and applied with matte medium to cover as much of the above mentioned yellow color as possible and allowed to dry
9. Distress Ink in Dusty Concord, dabbed and blended
10. Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves, dabbed and blended
11. Stencils, iridescent white acrylic paint
12. Stencils, iridescent pink acrylic paint
13. Stencils, iridescent green paint
If not otherwise specified, all acrylic paint is Artist’s Touch, from Hobby Lobby.
Stay tuned – more layers to follow!
I finished a great book yesterday, Family Pictures by Jane Green, good enough to keep me reading for most of two days. No spoilers here, sorry. Bigmommy loaned me one during our visit last week, Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller. I don’t usually read her books, I don’t enjoy the kid with the disease of the week stories, even with happy endings, but this one has a Holocaust storyline, switching back and forth between past and present voices, more like historical fiction and I’m enjoying it very much. Check these two out if they sound like they might be your cup of tea.
PLEASE, PLEASE MEME (sorry, overcome by Beatles lyrics for a second)
I’ve started a new Wednesday meme, Whatcha Workin’ On? Wednesday, open to all artists/crafters and I’d love for you to add your link below to spread the craftlove. All I ask is that you link back here to further spread the sunshine. Just one more thing – If Mr.Linky isn’t working, please let me know. Thanks!
*My Own Mixed Media
It’s a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. William Somerset Maugham