Monday, 6 May 2013

My Dabblings in Mixed Media

Hello again...I'm back, but this time with a scrapping share. Well maybe more like mixed media.  The other night I decided to have a play around with printing on to tissue paper and then mod podging it to a mock canvas board.  I call it mock because it is not really canvas, but some of my sons watercolour art paper.  Anyway this was the result of my experimenting....

Not really the look I was going for and not quite what I saw in my minds eye....but it still has potential.  However this "mistake" got me to thinking....what if.........

What if I could recolour the image ..... to say pink!! 
and what if I added some stamping layers in the background.... 
and what if I made my mock canvas board a bit bigger and added a chipboard dress form?
the possibitlities suddenly became infinite.

Soooooooooooooo after a sleepless night...I got up this morning and set to work :) on my next mock altered canvas board and here are some of the steps I took..

I gathered all my ingredients.  I have printed off my pink tissue paper back ground.  Stamped on some of the scraps from my previous attempt.  Ripped up some book pages and found as much chipboard as I could...

 Below is a pic of my corrugated cardboard base and the watercolour art paper ready for glueing.

 and here are a few of the possible chipboard pieces and embellies I thought I might use......still deciding on what sort of flowers to use...thinking mulberry!!

 .... and now the layering begins....

After the mod podge dried....with a little help from heat gun ;) I gave the whole board a light coat in a gesso wash....just to tone down some of the script stamping.

 oooo and I lightly spritzed it with some of my favourite spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang....yep that's right "Ramblin Rose Pink"   I luurrrrrrrrrrrrrve this colour!!

I used my heat gun once again to dry and then applied more mod podged and just "flopped" the printed tissue paper down... I wanted a bit of a wrinkled look so I scrunched or smooched it in places to get it a bit wrinkly

  Another quick dry off with my heat gun and then I trimmed the edges.

  Now it is time for some inking ..... love this bit!! and as you can see I have used Tim Holtz Distress inks in:-
Victorian Rose; Tea Dye and Walnut stain.

I was frightened that perhaps I was a little heavy handed with the walnut stain. 
Evening was fast approaching.  I was losing light fast and my tummy was telling me it was time for dinner......
 .....sooooo my final step was to quickly do some stamping using some bubble wrap and gesso.
                        I had hoped that this might help "brighten" it up again... What do you think?

 Well that is all for now it is time for dinner and time to down tools for the evening.  
I will be back tomorrow and hopefully with my finished project

Thanks for stopping by.......

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  1. Looks awesome so far Kimi. can't wait to see the finished canvas

  2. You are so very clever girly!!! This is awesome (as they say in u s of a)...
    Now, I have to add at this pt, I've just been inking with distress walnut, antique linen & bundled sage. Not same but similar colours? Also stamping with bubble wrap! You & me - esp! Lol. Gosh, stick to blog, Caroline, not chatting now...
    Loving effects so far & really want to try making mock canvas. Great that you are back here blogging & crafting!! :)))))

  3. I'm enjoying this wee tut Kimi! I noticed you use Lindy's stamp gang inks/paints a lot. Is it better than Glimmermist?