Hello lovelies, it is again time for September´s Mixed Media Challenge & Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations. My project for this months challenge reveal is an altered writing block cover:
I´ve prepared a little start-to-finish photo tutorial for this one:
I started with a notebook I bought some time back at IKEA :). It has lots of sheets for writing down ideas, sketches or anything else creative. However, I wanted to alter the cover to look more like “me” :). Here is what I did:
I first applied a layer of white gesso to cover the speech bubble abit and prepare the surface for paints and spray inks. Next I applied some light pink and sunny yellow Glimmer Mist onto the surface (by Tattered Angels). After that I glued some random old book paper strips onto the background and stamped the “be free” sentiment onto the right lower corner. Next I mixed some texture paste and Inchworm Chalkboard Glimmer Mist together and applied a random layer onto the background thru the “X Marks the Spot” ARTplorations stencil. When the first layer was dry I applied some silver texture medium thru the “Bubbles” ARTplorations stencil onto the background and stamped some flying birds from the STAMPlorations “Trendy Birds 2” stamp set with black ink. I love this stamp set!!!Finally I stamped with the “Create” STAMPlorations stamp set and black ink onto a old book sheet and fussy cut and glued the pieces on their places. Next I added all kinds of bits and pieces (die cutting leftover pieces, ink splatters, old paper flowers from my stash, ink splatters, rhinestones etc.) onto the cover page until I was happy with the result. This is how the finished piece looks like: Now it feels so much more like me :). NOW IT´S YOUR TURN, click on the image underneath to jump over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look at the other projects my team colleagues created AND join in on the challenge (just note that you need to create a mixed media piece by using at least one stencil and anything goes, EXCEPT CARDS!!! The linky closes at the end of the month and there are prizes to be won 🙂 !!
I am also submitting this notebook to the Craft Stamper September Take It Make It Anything Goes challenge!
For STAMPlorations challenge, click the image underneath!
See you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!!!!
ARTplorations stencils: X Marks the Spot & Bubbles
STAMPlorations stamps: Trendy Birds 2 & Create
Gesso – Liquitex
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Silk, Sun Sisters)
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Inchworm)
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black
White and black pen
Silver Creative Medium – Imagine Crafts
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Die cut pieces – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Old book page