this is my last project for Colourcraft. It was amazing year but it is also time to go on to new crafty adventure. As my farevell project I made layout with our younger dog Dobby, sharpei 1,5 years old. It is quite simple layout where for background I used Brusho acrylic sprays. I did not use many mediums because my paper was quite thin. Thank you very much for your time which you spent by our projects.
I would like to share with you layout with my son (this photo is 8 years old, there is my Toby and his favourite toy, this photo was taken after long walk when he was tired). It is quite simple layout where at background I used different brushos and I did not add to much water. I made some stamping and I build background with die cut circles.
At my art journal I played with Distress oxide inks (Vintage photo, Walnut stain, Fossilized amber, Black soot). For background I used structure paste (I tried new Finnabair Plaster paste it is quite cool paste with nice effect on paper) and Script phrase stencil. Instead of stamping I used transparencies – Alphabet collage transparency and Script transparency. All paper ephemera are from Tim Holtz. I think that with this art journal I really step away from my comfort zone but I love final page. That oxide effect from Distress oxides makes it really interesting.
today I have for you 2 projects for inspiration. The first one is mixed media canvas and second is mixed media layout. Both in Steampunk style.
Making mixed media canvas is always fun. Here I glued different embellishments mainly chipboards and some very old things which I found in my grandpas workshop and also some metal embellishments. When everything was at place and dry I applied over whole canvas black gesso and than I used Finnabair waxes. I wanted to make slightly different canvas, more colourful but still steampunk. I really love result it is interesting unusual original. Try it too.
This is my first steampunk mixed media layout. As a base I used 7 dots studio paper. Background is coloured with Distress crayons and Gelatos. I stamped different La blanche stamps with Archival ink. Chipboards are coloured wit Finnabair rusty pastes. It is quite easy and not so layered layout.