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 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!
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