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Junk Jewelry Mixed Media

Hello all,

So, I intended for this project to be a short 15 minute video tutorial however, that didn’t work out.  Ugh! I must have hit take the photo button instead of video because that is all I got out of the venture. Bummer!

Mixed Media on 6x6 wood panel junk jewelry 1.23.18

I really just wanted a quick and relaxing project for tonight anyhow, so all is good.  This project was done on a 6″x 6″ wood panel that I picked up at Craft Warehouse last time I was up in Idaho.  It provided a nice flat, solid base to work with so the texture paste went on with ease.   After giving the panel a quick brush over with grey paint, I applied texture paste through two different stencils (top/bottom).  After dry, I sealed the piece with matte medium.

I then sprayed blue and green acrylic paint on the portion of the canvas where I was going to be placing the focal  point.  I wanted to create a nice backdrop for the junk jewelry pieces.  A strip of metal studded ribbon was adhered across the lower middle portion of the canvas to provide a break between the top and bottom textured areas.

I really enjoy collecting and using junk jewelry on my mixed media pieces.  For this project, I used a couple of metal flower charms and a variety of beads.  Finally, I highlighted areas on the focal piece and canvas with a White Artist Pitt pen and then sprayed the entire project with Color Bloom spray (Pearl White).

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My stash of Junk Jewerly

I hope you enjoyed this project.  Hopefully, my next video will be more successful!

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Happy Day!

L

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Video Tutorial – 45 Record

Hello all,

So here it is, my first full video tutorial.  I have had this idea to create a mixed media art piece using a vintage 45 record every since I picked up several old vinyl 45s at my local antique/vintage shop a month or so ago.  I was actually planning to complete a different project for this video however, when I couldn’t get this idea out of my head, I decided to switch gears.

My goal is to continue to improve my video taking and editing skills as I complete at least 1 video tutorial a month in 2018.  I hope you enjoy this project video tutorial and would welcome your input on video length, content etc…

I am also entering this project into the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog  for Challenge #34.  Pop on over to their site to see this as well as other very cool projects!

Materials list:

  • Vintage vinyl 45 record
  • Vintage Sylvania Flashbulbs
  • Vintage buttons
  • Hardware findings
  • Creative Embellishment – chipbard gears
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology -roses & stars
  • Bead Gallery – Two Tone Plated Bead
  • Woodpile – wood key
  • Glimmer Mist – Woven Burlap
  • Adirondack Acrylics – raisin, stream, lettuce
  • Art Basics – Soft Gloss Gel & Black Gesso
  • Art Minds, Matte Varnish
  • Fundamental Findings – small round beads
  • Other metal gears & embellishments

Happy day!

L

 

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Winner Announcement; Giveaway – Guest Artist Celebration, Club Scrap

1/6/2018  Congratulations to Debbie G., she is the winner of the Club Scrap stamp giveaway!  Thanks to all who participated!

Happy day!

L

In celebration of being the December Guest Designer for Club Scrap Inc; I am hosting a giveaway of stamps from the Club Scrap “A Night at the Met” Collection.  What will one lucky, randomly drawn person win?!?!

  • Jumbo Sheet (6.25 x 8.25) Unmounted Rubber stamps
  • 4.25 x 5.5 “Art Nouveau” Unmounted Rubber Stamps
  • 4.25 x 5.5 “Greetings” Unmounted Rubber Stamps

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To enter, complete the steps below by 1/5/2018.

  1. Must be following me on Instagram  @loriscardscreat
  2. Must be following my blog  https://confessionsofastampoholic.blog/ (go to blog main page to “Subscribe”).
  3. Comment on what you will make first with these products (comment on blog or on Instagram post).

Winner will be announced on 1/6/2018

To revisit the 12 cards I made with the “A Night at the Met” collection, visit my previous blog post https://wordpress.com/post/confessionsofastampoholic.blog/2682 .

And…while you are checking things out, be sure to pop on over and check out the Club Scrap website at http://clubscrap.com/

Good luck to you & Happy day!

Lori

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Mixed Media – Pedestal

Hello all,

Kicking off the New Year with a project for The Mixed Media Challenge Blog.  This month’s theme is “Ring in the New” and to meet this challenge, I decided to try a new technique to display my mixed media projects.

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A visit to my local Wood Connection store got me what I needed, a 4″ wooden candlestick and large finial.  These products will create a nice pedestal for a 6″ x 6″ stretch mixed media canvas.

Mixed Media Butterfly on pedistool 1.2018

This canvas was created by applying texture through a stencil and then covering with a coat of gesso.  I then applied acrylic paint to the canvas and blended to create a somewhat mottled background.  Script was added with a rubber stamp and archival ink. White paint splatters were added to highlight and then black paint was used to create some shadows and interest.  The focal point is a rubber stamp image, stamped with archival ink on tissue paper.  This element was adhered to the canvas with soft gloss gel and then colored with Artist Pitt pens.  Lastly, a sentiment from the Big Chat sticker collection as added.

The candlestick and finial was painted with black paint prior to adhering to the canvas.  I really love how this “canvas on a pedestal” turned out.  I think the pedestal is great way to display this mixed media canvas and I think I will be applying the technique again in the near future.

Materials:

  • Sizzix-Tim Holtz Alterations, French Flight stamp and die set
  • Club Scrap, Paris Flea Market – script stamp
  • Deco Art Metallic paint, Amethyst & Berry
  • Deco Art White Gesso
  • Craft Smart Acrylic Paint, Envy Green & Metallic Green
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Big Chat Stickers
  • TCW Rebekah Meier Desings Stencil, TCW525s
  • Ranger, Texture paste
  • Faber-Castell Artist Pitt Pens
  • Artist’s Loft Acrylic paint, Mars Black
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Wood Connection candlestick and large finnial

Hope you enjoyed this project and will also try something new on your next artsy project too.

Happy day!

L