Tuesday, July 1

Hello July!!

Hey - it's July! Summer has blossomed ... school is out, vacations have started, holiday parties are being planned and it's time for a brand new challenge! I'm beyond excited about the great response we received to our first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!! We had some AMAZING entries in our Spray Inks and Mists challenge, almost 60 total, and it's going to be tough to pick some winners! Thanks to everyone who participated!
July's Challenge is ... Around the House. This means using any household items to apply paint or other mixed media products.
 
 
I decided to create a canvas for this challenge. I wanted to dive into using
Dina Wakley's new paints, brushes and stamps. Dina's paints are heavy body paints and you can see all the GORGEOUS colors on the Ranger Products Page. Here's how I used some items from Around the House. I applied gesso to my canvas using an old credit card ...
 
 
I painted the background with "Sky" paint. Before it was dry, I placed the Speckles Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz over the canvas and rubbed off some paint by using a baby wipe over the stencil.
 
 
I wanted to use Dina's "Face in the Crowd" Media Stamp set for my canvas. One of the faces fit perfectly on my canvas which is 4 x 4 inches. If you don't have an acrylic block handy, you can place your cling stamp on a CD case and it works just fine ...
 
 
After coloring in the face with Dina's paints I cut her out, glued her to the canvas and started adding some painterly touches.
 
 
I love circles on my canvases and art journal pages and I found a cap from a water bottle, dipped it in gesso and added some circles ...
 
 
After I added some "Night" paint to the edges, I took a tissue and blotted some of the dark paint to the sides of the canvas as well as some drips on the upper left corner of the canvas. I also added some glass beads for more texture. I mixed glass beads and gesso and applied it to her hair with bubble wrap. Here's the final result ...
 

 
So, look around the house and see what you can find to apply paint or other mixed media products! Join us in our fun challenge and you could win a fabulous prize from our July sponsor DCWV!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by - please leave me any feedback - I'd love to hear from you! Happy July to everyone!!!


4 comments:

Donna B. said...

This is a beautiful canvas Lynn!! I absolutely love these colors!!

Phyllis said...

Looks great, as always, love what you do. Phyllis

Rachel said...

amazing canvas, lynn! it reminds me of an andy warhol portrait! love your ideas for the household items, too. beautiful!

Mary said...

This is great project :) Lovely colors, extra stamp. Greets from Poland. Mary