Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hershey Boy Mixed Media

I had some mixed media fun this week and created a finnabair inspired piece.  It was my first time creating in this style with a photograph, so I decided to keep it small.  I found a box of greeting cards and used the lid of it as my canvas.  Here's what I came up with:

and here's a few close up details...  isn't my Hershey boy a sweetie?

Hope you like it!  It was a fun project and I've got a tutorial with step by step photos up on the Scrap n' Stamp Canada blog.  Check it out :)  Hope you're having a great spring so far!

Friday, March 04, 2016

Leave a little sparkle...

I've had good intentions of keeping this blog updated, but haven't exactly been doing a great job!  I have been posting regularly over at Scrap 'n Stamp Canada's blog in my Tuesday with Tara posts, so know that I haven't completely dropped off the face of the earth :)  I shared a cheery little card this week and wanted to post about it here too- I'm still loving those Bird Crazy stamps Tim Holtz put out last year, and have been having fun with some mixing up of different media products and creating my own custom glazes with translucent texture paste!

My paste recipe this week included 3D Gloss Gel by Prima, a combination of Lucky Clover & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to tint it and some white chunky glitter by American Crafts.  I love tinting the clear paste and waiting to see what result I'll get... and I love adding glitter to the mix because it gives me all the sparkle I love without the mess of loose glitter :)  

All the glitter was inspired by this Tim Holtz sentiment stamp... I had fun playing with my Color Burst paints over the dried paste on this background.  I actually love how unpredictable it is, and the splotches of color you get...  this combo of yellow and orange against my aqua textured details gives such a fun POP!  And of course I had to finish of my crazy bird with a generous dose of Stickles Glitter Glue as well!

You can read a bit more about how I made my card on the Scrap 'n Stamp blog and also enter for a chance to win some Watercolor Cardstock too!  I post there every week and I'm going to try to share projects here more often too...  I had a fair bit of extra paste after doing this background, so I should have some more projects to share with you using the extra backgrounds I create from it!  I've got a bit of extra time before work today so I'm off to get my fingers inky... hope you have a great day!