Friday, 20 May 2016

Mixed Media projects

Hello everyone, there is a new Mixed Media show airing today on the Craft Channel, featuring our lovely Boss Lesley Wharton, and some great stamps from Chocolate Baroque. These stamps have been around for a little while and it has been fun to pull them out and create some new samples with them.

 If you catch the TV show, you may see some projects that I created for the Design Team some time ago, when the stamps made their first outing:

I have made a couple of new projects, and it has been great to use materials that I did not have when I first had the stamps, giving them a bit of a new twist.

For my first project, I mixed all of the stamp sets from the show to create a card, based on a design that I used when the stamps first came out. I made a collaged background, laying down some colour with Distress Ink and water, and then adding various stamped images in different sepia tones. I made some mini postcards using images from the Curiosities stamp set, using the little corner stamps to create a border around each one. I edged all of the layers with a terracotta coloured ink by swiping the ink pad along the edge of the pieces of card.

My second project is a mixed media canvas created with Decoart paints. I covered the canvas with gesso, and added detail through a flower stencil with texture paste, before adding colour with the paint using baby wipes to blend the paint. I coloured a Tando greyboard panel with paint in the same way. I cut two small strips of Tando canvas, and watered down some of the paint on a craft mat, before painting the canvas strips. I dried everything with a heat gun before moving onto the next stage.

I stamped the words onto the canvas strips using Archival Ink. I stamped the foliage onto the greyboard panel using a variety of coloured Archival Inks, and then added a couple of birds from the Landscape Edges stamp set. I added a bit of gilding wax to the textured flowers on the background. I used Library Green Archival Ink to edge all of the layers before assembling the project.

I hope that you manage to catch the show, and Lesley's other shows currently airing on the Craft Channel at the moment. Thanks for stopping by, xx


cuilliesocks said...

Fantastic work Judith, what colours, especially the canvas with the owl,but I love each and every one of them,Kate x

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous makes all of them Buddy! I remember most of your makes from when we first worked with these handy little stamps and that bracelet is gorgeous! Your two new projects are stunning and I especially love the pretty canvas!

I did manage to catch the show but am so annoyed I can't watch on TV since we changed to VM a couple of months ago.....big mistake for several reasons! Online is keeps breaking up and losing connection so it takes a lot of will to keep going back to it, lol! It was a good show though!

Lesley Xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow very beautiful projects Judith! Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Evelyn Browning said...

The colours of your two new projects are magical but it is the first one that gripped my imagination. Your little corner stamps framing the miniature images is a superb piece of designing & I particularly like your positioning of the little panels. The background architectural details add so much to the whole antiqued feeling.

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