Here is my book page for dizzymommie's Mixability challenge - What's WHITE and Read All Over This photo I took with all the products I used - I will print this and stick it on the back of the page as a reminder.
I think I'm getting more brave because I did the challenge directly in my book. Maybe that was stupid because vellum wasn't the right choice for the paper and I had to do it all over, but it's all about playing, right? Here's what I did...
I printed LilyPink Designs' Pick a Number stamp on vellum card stock from Stampin' Up! (I think - it was in my stash). I tore the edges because I love the look of torn vellum and attached it to my Multi Media spiral book by Canson with Matte Multi Medium by Ranger - that stuff dries really clear! Then, I colored with Gelatos by Faber-Castell (I think I may have a gelato problem/addiction), blending each color with a baby wipe before applying the next. I used 4 colors total. I colored the upper-right "square 1" with Siren Smooch by Clearsnap, and the lower-left "square 1" with Moonlight Smooch, and blended each with a dry sponge. Then, I realized that wasn't all that cool and I think I wasn't doing the challenge right that I only used 3 colors of red, not 3 mediums with red, so I started on my second attempt at this challenge.
For my "make-up" attempt, I printed another image from LilyPink Designs called Live, Laugh, Love on color laser copier paper this time. I colored the heart with a Red Scarlet Big Brush pen by Faber-Castell, then went over it with Siren Smooch by Clearsnap, again blended with a dry sponge (recycled the one I used above :) ). Then, I went around the outside of the heart with a Metallic Melon Gelato. Then, I took some Painterly Pink Studio paint by Ranger and put a small blob (what's the real word for that??) on my Craft Mat, add some water and painted it around the edge with my Water Brush by Faber-Castell. Then, I spritzed the whole thing (including the failed attempt above) with "Pearlized Water" - I think that my be a Jennifer McGuire trademark, but it's Pearl Perfect Pearls mixed with water (and shaken VERY vigorously). I put mine in a Mister Bottle by Ranger because it's pretty big. The whole thing is VERY sparkly in real life.
I wasn't quite done playing with stuff just yet. To the failed attempt, I added Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger to the "5" in the middle, and then hit set it (because I'm not patient in the least). When it was dry, I covered it with Bubble Gum Gelato by Faber-Castell. To the "better" attempt, I added a highlight to the heart with Gesso by Ranger. I actually used my finger for this, but I think I should've diluted it with water first for a more sheer look.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013 GMT Views: 522
Registered: August 8, 2006 Location: Roseville CA Posts: 16600
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:43 PM
Love your story, your bravery, your playful attitude, and the resulting journal page. I did the same thing last week -- played like CRAZY. I still have scraps all over the place, but only one final product resulted.
Love all the products you played with -- I think you nailed the essence of this challenge. Try, play, discover, and share.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 20117
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:06 PM
Fabulous art pages! I love all the little details of how you made this ..sometimes I use so many different things I forget. It's good that you got out your vellum (I used vellum today, too)...you've got to try a lot of different techniques to see what works.
Registered: November 21, 2007 Location: Regina, SK Posts: 22650
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:25 PM
Wow! Fabulous piece of art, Michelle! Your description truly depicts what it's like to play with the different mediums...some work, some don't...but this went together in fabulous fashion!
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