Posts Tagged ‘mixed media’

I’ve been recently playing with using acrylic paint as water color.  This dripping technique is one of my favorites.

To create the look you just used heavily watered acrylic paint.  Paint a splotch near the top of your page and then spray with more water.  If the color isn’t strong enough, just add more paint.  Repeat with as many colors as desired.


Did this one for a challenge at  I just love how it turned out.

IMG_2369I printed the photo in black and white and color.  Then cut out and assembled the pieces.  I just did some doodling and stamping for the hair.  The butterflies are stamped on coordinating paper and hand cut.  I just stuck down their middles so the wings would provide texture.  The papers and stickers are from  a We R Memory makers kit .

I created this art journal page for a challenge over at Scrap mixers.  The challenge was to define scrapmixing using six different patterned papers.

Scrapmixers Challenge #1


  • to create the back ground I sprayed three different colors of dylusions  inkspray.  then added some water to mix and blotted with a paper towel
  • then i used a stencil to spray water through to remove some of the ink
  • I built up layers of texture by spraying through three diferent stencils with the same color of spray
  • I used matte medium to adhere the patterned papers.
  • For some additional texture I added some transparent texture paste with a Tim Holtz stencil.  then layered tissue paper over it and adhered with the matte medium
  • I stamped several image on the background using archival ink.
  • The girl at the bottom is my daughters artwork printed on thin cardstock and adhered with matte medium
  • The title was create with stickers, pen and diecuts.
  • I used a prima finnabair stamp to create a border around the edges
  • For some added dimension I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Heidi Swapp gold art screen ink

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my artwork.  I love comments so please let me know what you think.  Also head on over to scrapmixers and give this challenge a try!

When I say this project over at scrapmixers I knew I had to create this sweet little seasonal clock.  I love spring and all thing whimsical so that’s what I went with. Spring just reminds me to be positive and that no matter how bad things get, change is on the way and inevitable.  Check it out yourself at Season clock.  It’s created using whatever you have around the house.  The body is a chicken can and the bells on top are medicine bottle caps.  Have fun with it and let me know what you think!


Here’s the project I hinted at in my last post.  I really love how it came out and it was alot of fun to do.  I designed it for a creative challenge at scrapmixers.  Head over there and check out the tutorial

scrapmixers blog


I’ve recently gotten some feedback that people would like me to include more details on how I achieved certain looks.  A lot of time it’s just trial and error but I’ll try to include some more techniques.

Here’s my latest layout.  The background took me forever.

I started with paper from the DCWV Old world stack that looked like an old stucco wall with alot of green in it.

I used a brick stencil to create the bricks with modeling paste and sprayed tattered angels baseboard collection (red rocks) through it. I made sure I sprayed some in areas that didn’t have paste for added dimension.

Then I  added some Tim Holtz Fossilized amber ink spray here and there and also Heidi Swapp tea colored color shine. I also used a fine spray of water in between the different colors of ink spray.  I find that makes the paint move around a bit so you get different colors.

For the grout I tried using both gesso and thinned crackle paint..  When all of that was dry I sprayed more of the browns to color the grout.

Finally I finished it off with a thick coat of crackle paint to make it look like the wall peeking through. I inked with a little peeled paint Distress ink once the paint was all crackled.

IMG_2133The title was created for my cricut explore machine in Design Space using the font quarter mile for the “garlic” and Captain Howdy for the “BREATH”. I adjusted the letters in garlic until they touched and then welded them.  Then I attached that to breathe and the arrow.

Supply list

  • DCWV Old world stack
  • Crafter’s workshop brick stencil
  • faber castel Gesso
  • Ranger Texture paste
  • DecoArt crackle paste
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink-peeled paint, mahogany,walnut ink, brushed corduroy
  • Tim Holtz distress ink -Fossilized amber
  • Tattered angels baseboard collection – red rocks
  • Heidi shop color shine- tea
  • cricut explore air