One minute it was Saturday and now its half way through the week! This is a very belated upload for Polly's fabulous mixed media challenge to use cotton balls and jazz up a dull background.
Using a cotton ball I dabbed on diluted white chalk paint, that didn't look so good so I used the same cotton ball and scrubbed it over the entire card.
That didn't look so good either so I grabbed a baby wipe while the paint was still wet and very firmly wiped the paint off. To my amazement not only did the white paint come off but so did the dull paint and a fair bit of dull ink from the original cardstock.
Next I squirted a little bit of blue Dylusions ink spray onto al foil and without diluting it, I swooshed an ink soaked cotton ball all over the card.
Continuing with cotton balls I used several different stencils. I can't believe how much easier it is to stencil with paint using a cotton ball as opposed to a paintbrush, stippling brush or foam.
Miranda is a gorgeous embossed image sent to me by Helen (helekins). In the true spirit of mixed media, she is coloured with Prismacolour Pencils, distress crayons and alcohol markers. Fussy cut and adhered to the card with 3D tape.
I hope everyone has a happy, inky new year. Thank you for looking.
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 GMT Views: 1412
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Registered: June 19, 2010 Location: Daniel Island, S.C. Posts: 5915
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 6:53 PM
Susie, your piece is amazing! Scenes, Mixed media, stories -- there's no stopping your creativity. Beautiful work on this card. Thank you for sharing your ideas and happy accidents - you inspire all. You are a gem and I'm so happy to know you here on Splitcoast. Happy New Year my friend.
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Registered: July 20, 2007 Location: Fergus, Ontario, Canada Posts: 48634
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 7:58 AM
Susie, this mixed media piece is so gorgeous! I love the layer upon layer of beautiful stamping, stencilling, and painting. The mermaid is beautiful and perfectly embellished with those lovely flowers and butterflies. This is truly another work of art by our dear Susie.
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 34523
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 @ 2:02 PM
Wow, sis, this is absolutely gorgeous, and I giggle when I read your description...not at you, but at the thoughts of your sitting/standing there doing all this work as you get it to final perfection! I think this is gorgeous (as are all your works of heart), and I love the beautiful gal with her amazing floral "gown!" Hugs and lots of love, sis! xoxo
Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 30019
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 6:28 AM
Yep,,,everything clever Eager Beaver said...I literally want to live in your background. I could be the MerMum. Gorgeous with such depth. Your work, dear Susie has me dreaming of squishing and squashing.
I need to find my MerMAN...he would love Helen's Mer~maiden...
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