Monday, 16 October 2017

DT inspiration for Words & Paintery October Challenge

Hi there..

Today I am here to share my inspiration project for Words & Paintery October Challenge which is having a gorgeous color palette. Also this is my entry for Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo October Challenge where the theme is to use watercolors.

I created a mixed media panel and my focal point, the wings, are painted in watercolors and fussy cut. 
I started off with a thick cardboard panel which I took out from an old unused photo frame. Applied white gesso all over and then I decoupaged it with a scripted tissue paper. I focused on my background alot as I was not using many embellishments on this project and wanted my background to be interesting. I then applied more of gesso on the decoupaged background and then did some stenciling(Tim Holtz) using modelling paste(Prima). I used brick pattern. 
The next step was applying colors. I used spray and magical pigment powder from Lindy's. Once I was satisfied with the amount of colors on my background, I started to arrange the embellishments. I used some Finnabair embellishments and a key from my stash. I applied Finnabair wax (vintage gold) on all of the metal embellishments to make them all synchronise and come together. 
Finally some white splashes with gesso and finished it with a quote strip (Tim Holtz).
Some detailed pictures..

This project is my entry for Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo October Challenge

Hope I inspired you today :)
Thank you for stopping by. 


Friday, 6 October 2017

Mixed Media Canvas - Boutique Treasures

Hi there...

October is keeping me busier than usual.. more of art everyday :)
Today I have a mixed media project to share which is loaded with stuff, and I had a wonderful time doing it.

The project is based on the theme for Stage 1 of Creative Art Joint Project by Mixed Media & Art - Mechanical Explosion, where one obligatory metal element has to be used, which shouldn't be from the scrapbook store, and the use of wings in any form. Quite an interesting project started by MMA which opens more possibilities for creativity. This project is also inspired by More Than Words October challenge where the theme is to use fabric somewhere. 
For this project I had quite a number of things in mind as metal element is already popular in mixed media and there are lots of things to choose from, but here the element should not be from scrap store. So I decided to work on a boutique/sewing kind of theme and use a couple of bobbins that I had in my sewing box. This way I could incorporate the elements from both MMA and MTW.
To start with, I took a canvas board as my base and glued some laces and scrap pieces of cardstock in an uneven manner. Also I included a measuring tape and a couple of chipboard scraps for a more enhanced background. Then I arranged all the embellishments and elements - BOBBINS, pair of small scissors, buttons and some Finnabair stuff, and covered the whole panel with white gesso.
Now the panel is all set for some color. This time I had no clue what color to apply. I was totally blank, yet wanted it to be bright and beautiful. I randomly picked one of  Magicals set from Lindy's - "Hawaiian Islands" which has some really pretty colors. I decided to add more highlights with some rust and patina pastes from Finnabair, followed by Finnabair Wax - "White Gold" on the metal elements and on chipboard. I couldn't wait to add my Prima flowers and Julie Nutting doll that I adore in this whole project. I created wings for the doll with wire and net. For the final touch, I added in some areas, Glass glitter by Finnabair in the shade "Gold Rush" which actually gave a gorgeous shine. Finished it off with highlights of white gesso and some text stickers by Tim Holtz. 
That's all of it!!
More detailed pictures...

With this work, I participate to:

Hope you got inspired today.. 
Have a great weekend!!


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Mixed Media Warriors DT Inspiration for October Challenge

Hello there..

Autumn is here and as always, it's beautiful!!
Sharing today my first inspirational project as a design team for Mixed Media Warriors. The Moodboard is full of Autumn Colors..

For this Layout I used paper from fabrika Decoru BOTANY Autumn collection and gorgeous flowers from 49andmarket. I also incorporated a pretty chipboard piece again from Fabrika Decoru. 
To start with, I prepared the base with white gesso and worked on my background with stencil( Tim Holts) and modelling paste (Prima art basics), also did some background stamping. I layered the photograph with scrap pieces of papers and then arranged everything together with some bmore embellishments. Further added some orange shades using Prima water soluble oil pastels. To put more interest, I sprinkled copper micro beads (Prima) and added art stones.
Finally highlighted everything with white gesso and finished my page with a watercolored slice of orange and some text.
Detailed pictures...

With this project I join in Mixed Media Place September Challenge

Hope you got inspired today.. see you soon.. Have a lovely day!!


Monday, 18 September 2017

Mixed Media alter scrap - ''Light Bulb''

Hello my friends..

Today I am here to share an interesting project done for MMA Thematic Challenge for August, where the theme is to create a project in the style of alter scrap, with obligatory use of a light bulb in any form. I created this piece of art using cover of my iphone box :)

I had an awesome time working on this. Have used Finnabair rust pastes and metallic acrylic paint in ''Light Patina'' to give that rusty appearance. Crackle paste did magic too. I love the combination of these two products. I have used some metal findings here along with one of my favorite chipboards from dusty attic. I also used distress spray stain in ''vintage photo'' over the crackle paste on the box inside and out. The vintage and rustic fascinates me all the time and I am quite happy with the results in this project, the way I could incorporate a light bulb was pretty much an interesting part. Some detailed pictures...

With this project I participate to:

Hope this work has inspired you :)
Thanks for dropping by.. have a fabulous week ahead!!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Words & Paintery DT inspiration for September

Hi Friends,

Back today with my DT project for Words & Paintery September Challenge. The mood board is bright and beautiful with red and pink tones and I created a 12*12 page layout using products from Fabrika Decoru.

The Autumn collection from Fabrika Decoru is full of vibrant colors, flowers and foliage. I had an amazing time doing this project. Some detailed pictures below. I got a chance to do a tutorial video for the very first time :)

Tutorial Video

Hope you got inspired.. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello there.. 

Back today with an inspirational work based on Mixed Media Art and More Than Words challenge moodboards. I got really fascinated by forest theme and grunge style of MMA and MTW respectively, and came up with a canvas incorporating both the elements.

Coming on to the process.. I started off with Finnabair crackle paste as the base. Once the crackle paste dried, I worked with the darkest shade of Finnabair Rust Effect paste set. I loved the grungy effect it brought to the whole project. Next I arranged all of the stuff randomly.. couple of old brushes, flowers, leaves, metal objects, wooden scraps, art stones, some chipboard shapes from Dusty attic and Wycinanka, moss, sisal and a resin butterfly from Prima that automatically stood out as a focal point. All that I stuck with Finnabair 3d gloss gel, followed by coverage of Finnabair heavy white gesso. Then I added the much awaited green to whole of the loaded center using Lindy's spray (Gator Gumbo Olive) and Ranger distress spray stains (Twisted Citron).
Added lots of art stones and some micro beads. Also I gave a touch of Finnabair wax (Bronze age). Added some word power with Till Holtz small talks. I was happy with the result and loved the greens.. I could actually smell the forest 🌳 
Some detailed pictures..

With this project I participate to:

I hope this has inspired you :)
Thanks for stopping by.. See you soon.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Mixed Media Altered Frame

Hello my dear friends...

It's been a while since I posted. Was not keeping well and now recovering gradually. I altered an old frame, inspired by some gorgeous moodboards this month with some lovely pastel shades and pretty lavender and turquoise.(links at the end of post). 

What a wonderful refreshment it was!!
Had an awesome time working on this. It was an old frame in antique bronze color that I painted with black gesso all over, followed by highlights with white gesso and prima metallic acrylic paints - "ancient coin" and "light Patina".
Next I covered the center part with a patterned cardstock that I sprayed with Lindy's and distress stain, followed by some stamping. 
Then came embellishments and flowers. After arranging them all, I applied some strokes of white gesso and added more highlights with finnabair opal magic wax - "Royal Robes". Love the shade!
I also added some moss and torn laces for a shabby chic look.
Some detailed pictures..

Loved the final outcome and it goes straight on my living room gallery wall. Soon will post some pictures once the gallery wall is all done.

With this work I participate to:

Thank you so much for your interest and I hope you got inspired. 
Stay tuned.. loads of love!!