sobota, 24 marca 2018

 Hi everyone! Here's an inspiration page for the Mixed Media Warriors Challenge Blog.  Come and play with the March Moodboard!

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    I used almost all Shimmerz Paints on watercolor paper. The white in the background is gesso. 

To make this page I spritzed a 12 x 12 sheet of watercolor paper with water, I use an empty hairspray bottle because it holds a lot, and has a nice fine mist. I sprayed three colors of Vibez Shimmers Paints on: Jeni B Bleu, Blue Jeans, and Deep Blue Sea. I used about 4 spritzes of each color. I held the paper over the sink and let the colors run together, moving the paper around. Some of the paint and water ran into the sink. I dried it with a heat tool, but the paper warped. I then had to glue the paper to a piece of cardboard using mat medium, put clips on the edges, and put it inside a book with books piled on top, all to flatten it.  
   Next time I'll glue it to the cardboard first, and then put the water and paint on.
 I was very, very impressed with the quality and color of the paint, it dries with a beautiful pearly shimmer.  

I mounted the photo on watercolor paper. Here's the layers: photo, cardstock, foam core board, watercolor paper, two more layers of foam core. I use double sided foam tape except with the double layer of foam core, where I used Elmer's glue. With a pencil I marked on the paper where I wanted the photo and stencil to go. I applied a thick layer of texture paste using a Prima stencil and a credit card. I cupped my hand around the dried paste and sprayed on the same three colors of paint and let them flow into each other.  I misted a little water on and let the colors mostly air dry.

I put the photo on the page, then put gauze around it. I had taken a piece of gauze and dyed it with Shimmerz Teal the End of Time, and Blue Print Distress Ink Dabber. I dried it with a heat gun. The piece was about an inch and a half bigger than the mounted photo. I cut a cross shape in the middle of the gauze and fit it around the pic. You can see most of it is gone. I dry brushed on different blue colors of Shimmerz, I added micro beads and other things, then started sponging on gesso. It was kind of painful to cover up areas with the white, but things were just getting too busy looking. I needed the negative space. I dry brushed more color on on top of the white, just enough to pick up the texture of the things on the page. 

To add visual interest I added a number of things along with the micro beads: seed beads, swarovski crystals, a glass vial, shells, glass glitter, gold leaf, Tim Holtz rub ons, tulle, and a little stamping. I used chipboard from my stash, prepped with gesso, and topped with Shimmerz,then Clear Rock Candy Crackle. All the gold paint on the page is Finnabair's Steampunk Copper. 

The sand colored stuff is Ranger Linen color embossing powder that I poured over glossy accents I'd rubbed on.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

środa, 14 marca 2018

Altered money box

Hello dears!
Ola here. Today I'm going to inspire with altered project. It's a simple wooden money box, which I turned to a Steampunk style treasure box. By the way, I created this one to order :) On the box sides I added a few words in Hebrew: happiness, blessing, luck, health.
To color this box I used Art Alchemy Opal Magic paints by Finnabair.


czwartek, 1 marca 2018

Wyzwanie kreatywne MMW #26 - Wiosenny moodboard | Creative MMW #26 challenge - Spring moodboard

Czas na kolejne wyzwanie kreatywne :) 

Mamy nadzieję, że znajdziecie czas i dołączycie do nas :)

Hi all paper folks!
I'm so excited writing this post for you! It's our #26 MMW challenge with moodboard :)
I hope that you find some time and join us! :) 

Główne zadanie: Przygotowanie dowolnej pracy mixedmediowej z użyciem conajmniej 3 elementów z moodboardu, opublikowanie naszego baneru wyzwaniowego na blogu w notce z wyzwaniem  :) 
Wyzwanie trwa do 31 marca 2018!
Można zgłosić maksymalnie 3 prace - każda w osobnym poście :) 
Linkowanie do naszego narzędzia Inlinkz w pasku bocznym :)

Main rule: Prepare free-form scrap mixedmedia work with 3 inspirations from our spring moodboard
Grab our challenge banner! 
Deadline is 31st March 2018 
Limits: Max. 3 works for 1 artist - each in new post
Linking to our Inlinkz tool (sidebar)

Baner wyzwania | Challenge's banner

Zwycięzca otrzyma baner | Our winner will receive this banner: 

Przewidujemy też wyróżnienie | We have a second winner's banner: 

Inspiracje DT Mixed Media Warriors
DT Mixed Media Warriors Inspirations 

Zapraszamy do naszych wyzwań :) 
Swoje prace możecie też publikować w naszej grupie inspiracyjnej na Facebooku
na fanpage Mixed Media Warriors
Szukasz więcej inspiracji?
Zajrzyj na nasze konto MMW na Instagramie

Join us and have fun with dirty fingers! 
You can also share & show your masterpieces here:

FB Inspirational Mixed Media Warriors Group
Fanpage of Mixed Media Warriors
Check our MMW Instagram too! :) 

Don't be shy! 
Feel free to create art!

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