Sunday, 26 March 2017
The Birds ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I must have bought at least three packs of these chipboard circles, no idea where or when, but I have been very grateful for them and here is another one that I have altered …
Lovely colours and texture
Nice depth from the clay embellishments
All the yummy details
The beautiful and regal kingfisher
Such beautiful embellishments and fabulous texture!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
All Aboard for the Birthday Challenge Celebration
I'm currently obsessed with my Tim Holtz alcohol inks,
in part probably because of some challenges, more details below.
I was inspired by the blues and ethereal feel, sadly I don’t own any of your products
(yet, lol, hopefully I'll be able to purchase some next month)
Emerald Creek Dares Challenge Splatters
Mixed Media World Challenge MMW#23
Mixed Media Anything Goes optional twist mood board:
I was inspired by the darker shades of blue, the deep red berries and the lines of ice
Stamping Sensations Challenge Close to Nature
Cheep, Cheep, Cheep
I've been playing, experimenting and using my alcohol inks a lot this month. I've had them for ages and other than a little play session when I first purchased them I've not really used them. Because I wanted to play with them I also wanted to use them to make several challenge entries too. I adhered torn up encyclopaedia pages to the chipboard then I added a light wash of gesso that had been watered done a lot.
Once the pages were dry I dripped the two colours of alcohol inks onto the circle and stood it upright so that the drips would drip downwards. The next day I used Ranger Texture Paste and Tim's Lines layering stencil (for some reason I love this stencil lol) and added the lines to the bottom half of the chipboard to create the illusion of water.
I created a bird and a branch from air dry clay then coloured those with acrylic paints and rub on waxes. Looking through my stash I found the bird buttons which I then removed the shanks from the back. Once the texture paste was dry I applied rub on wax to it. I adhered the clay to the texture paste as I was trying to create a place for my stamped and coloured kingfisher to sit upon whilst he looks into the water to catch and eat his fish dinner lol!
Every mixed media project I have created this month has incorporated some technique or other that has been inspired by shabby chic, distressed or Tim Holtz style. I have had an absolute blast doing this and it appears to have fired my passion for creating more mixed media projects and less cards lol. Thank you so much for the awesome challenges and for sharing your wonderful projects with us: every challenge has lit a fuse in my imagination this month and I sincerely thank you for that. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Sheena Douglass A5 A Little Bit Sketchy King for a Day stamp set
Tim Holtz layering stencil: lines
MISTI; Martha Stewart silicone mould; palette knife
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Old encyclopaedia pages
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Alcohol inks: stonewashed; wild plum
Black Versafine ink pad
Derwent colouring pencils
Pebeo Dyna acrylics: black, blue green
Gold rub on wax
Ribbon and buttons from my stash
Ranger Transparent Matt Texture PasteRanger alcohol ink blending solution
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gelAir Dry Clay
The Works white gesso