Today's Mixability challenge was to create a background by tearing scrap pieces of designer paper into little pieces, adhering them to heavy cardstock, canvas, or other surfaces, then add ink to tie them all together. This was a little challenging for me because I prefer structure. But I grabbed a bunch of small scraps in greens, blues and pinks and spent a lot of time ripping them and laying them out on my cs just so. (Had to have SOME structure!) The darker green scrap in the upper left already had a flower punched out and the little pink flower was in my scraps also. I added some narrow strips of green, making an effort to make them look random rather than structured. (Ha!)
After gluing all the pieces, I ran the panel through the square lattice ef, then painted over it all with some watered-down Gesso. The sentiment was a leftover scrap that had been computer generated. I distressed and sponged the edges of it and attached to the main panel.
I almost forgot to add ink, so I sponged around the panel in old olive to match the sentiment.
The neat thing about this bg is that I could have stopped several times. I really liked the color combo before adding the Gesso, then I liked it the way it looked before sponging the edges. But I do see that sponging the edges made the ef texture more visible.
Ooh, and do you see the little butterflies peeking out just above the sentiment?
A fun challenge that turned out much better than I expected. Thanks Trudy!
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 GMT Views: 663
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Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 3:15 PM
Hello my Queen and neighbor in the gallery! I LOVE your background! Your mix of DPs and a layered flower look fantastic together! LOVE the embossing and sponging! I think they add so much (why didn't I do that?!! LOL) and look amazing! Oh sweet! I just saw the butterfly peeking out! LOVE that too!!!