Hello! I'm so excited because there's a brand new challenge starting today at Splitcoaststampers! Mixed media is hot right now, but you all know that. Now we get to try new techniques and products by playing along with the Mix-Ability Challenge! I've dabbled a bit but I'm really excited for this new challenge - 1) it's on Fridays which is a great day for me! 2) there's a great team of challenge hostesses assembled to supply exciting challenges, 3) it's wonderful to learn new things that stretch your creativity!! So, jump in and give it a try! Today's challenge even has a video for you to watch, check it out HERE!
I decided to start my own form of an art journal and since I didn't want to wait to order something I looked around and found a little blank recycled journal I had (can be found here). Its not really meant for this purpose and the pages are a bit thin, but I think if I add paper/cardstock to the pages I can make it work! (All my supplies are from eclectic Paperie and will be linked up at the bottom of this post).
I started with some vintage sheet music - sort of. I have a nice stash of it that belonged to my grandfather so you'll forgive me when I say that I cannot use it!! Instead, I scanned it and printed several sheets to use here. I simply tore it to size and Mod Podged it into the book. Next was the fun part! I used my Gelatos to add color - starting in the left corner I used 3 shade of pink/red and blended them with water and my fingers. The places where there was Mod Podge left you can see did not pick up the color but I kinda like the effect.
Next I added some different sized dots by making a template with a piece of acetate and a circle punch. I used Picket Fence Distress Ink which gives the dots a nice opaque look! The stamps are from Wplus9, Cupid's Arrow.
Page 2 needed a little something, but actually I started with this piece. It's a piece of Metal Foil Tape Sheet which was embossed and then rubbed with Picket Fence Ink Stain. I then used my Heart Trio CutUps die to make a heart stencil which I used with Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste (that stuff is so much fun!). Once the paste dried I was going to paint it but I decided the white was a better contrast with all the pink. So I stuck the tin sheet to the page and added a border with some pretty washi tape. The little dodads in the left corner are simply rub-ons.
There you have it! Lots of fun to make since really there are no mistakes, you just keep playing and creating until you like what you've done - add a little, add a lot, it's up to you!! Why not give it a try?!