Saturday, August 1

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #15 Reveal | Get Texty

OK - Slow down Summer!! I don't want to believe it's already August! Summer is way too short in New England - especially after this past winter. I'm going to savor every last moment of summer and document the heck out of it!
With the first of August comes a brand spankin' new challenge over on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!! This month's theme is oh so fun! "GET TEXTY"!
Oh, the endless possibilities, right!! There are so many ways to interpret this challenge. I immediately thought of what I wanted to create. Here's my canvas ...
I started with a layer of Fiber Paste - my new FAV Mixed Media product. It leaves a yummy texture on the canvas that paints and spray inks settle into. I then randomly added OLD, and I mean OLD, chipboard alpha to the background. Once I liked the placement I painted a coat of gesso over the whole canvas.
Then comes the fun part. I decided to used Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays for this piece. I started with Citron - a GORGEOUS shade of green.
I then added Teal, making sure I dried in between applications. I also added some White after the teal was dry.
I kept playing until I liked the result. I found some old Prima flowers from my stash that had a mixed media look to them. I added them to the lower left corner of the canvas and added some orange stemmed flowers for more color and texture.
I let the ink sprays drip onto the side of the canvas as well ...
One of the final steps was to add a fun Tim Holtz Gumdrop to the center of the flower. I applied some Mushroom and Gold Alcohol Inks to the gumdrop. I then splattered Gold Heidi Swapp color Shine to the canvas, added some Tim Holtz Small Talk - which I colored with a Wink of Stella Brush Pen in Clear, and was done! So easy and super fun!
Be sure to stop by the blog to see about our prize this month sponsored by the Fabulous Ellen Hutson.com!!

 Be sure to check out the creations from the Design Team. We hope you will continue to join us this month and Get Texty!!!
 
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36 comments:

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is a beautiful project. I have a project in my head using old chipboard letters also. Thanks for sharing your creative process.

Barb Housner

Phyllis said...

What a lovely canvas,love all the bright colors,so creative

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Canvas! I love the mix of the blues and greens over the letters!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! Love all the texture and pretty colorful background!

Becca Cruger said...

Ok, I haven't heard of fiber paste before but it is UBER cool! I just love all the amazing texture. This is beyond gorgeous.

Sherry Butcher said...

Great canvas, love the blue and green colors. I haven't heard of fiber paste before but love the texture. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Love the ideal of using random letters to make fun background great job

Joi at RR said...

STUNNINGLY LOVELY and definitely SUMMERISH and TEXTY! Love that orange flower at the top - silly - I know - but I do!!! Just sets off the summer look for me. PERFECT was to use the letters and wow - what a GREAT textured background. Just a FAB creation - makes me feel happy. j.

crafty creations said...

Brilliant canvas lynn - love the texture and the colours

Team Clark said...

And I love your style! Perfect project!

Doreen said...

Love the colours and texture of this, just gorgeous.xxx

Lisa Minckler said...

That sentiment is absolutely true and I LOOOOVE the way your canvas clusters to the corner and everything springs out of it with text, colors and nature. It's a beautiful piece of artwork!
hugs,
Lisa x

Lynn K said...

Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments!

Maja Rijkers said...

Beautiful project! What a great way to use up your old stuff. Love the orange flower!

marie-christine denis said...

Very nice creation, love the colors and 3D letters!

KarenB said...

Great way to use up old alphas, you've inspired me to have a go at that technique. Thank you!

Julia Aston said...

what a great project - love all the chunky texture and the beautiful splash of colorful flowers!

Tanja said...

love all the texture, the color combo and of course those pretty flowers

MARCH said...

all the bright colors,so creative ! love it

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE that textured background, and the color scheme is fabulous!

Veronica Tovar said...

Great wall decor. I love how you use the numbers as part of your background. very beautiful.

Vintagehandmade said...

Wonderful textured background, amazing colour combination and a beautiful quote! Thank you for the step by step!
Branka x

Strangely Creative said...

this is a lovely project, the placement with the flowers is beautiful and the colours are so right! Cx

Brenda Morgan said...

I love the texture you've created and simply ADORE the colours used

Grace Tolman said...

Beautiful art. I've never heard of Fiber paste. I will have to check that out soon. Thank you for the inspiration.

Clare Lloyd said...

Super colours!

Maureen said...

I love all the texture! Thanks for sharing your process :)

Katherine said...

Hello Lynn, beautiful project. I love the colors and flowers!

butterfly said...

Love the textures and all those alphas - and how the colours blend across the canvas from grass to sky - lovely.
Alison x

adziamar said...

This is awsome, I love it

Tamizhmuhil Prakasam said...

Lovely mixed media project. Thanks for sharing.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Oh wow Lynn, your canvas is so beautiful. I love the blooms and absolutely fabulous background colors. Hugs xx

A Pink said...

A really lovely canvas . Love the summery feel you have created and such a fab way to use those alphas x

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful!! Love it!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is beautiful! I will have to get some of that Fiber paste!

samboscraftart.com said...

So much color and texture - beautiful!!