Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Mixed Media Challenge Blog #15

Wow!! August already, where has this summer gone!!  I barely had a second to create in my art room!! Luckily, I did really enjoy this month's challenge!! The challenge this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is - Get Texty!! All you have to do is use text in your project!  I might have done it a little differently, but all you have to do is use letters on your project!! SOOO that means, you can definitely play with us this month ... who doesn't have a big bag of chipboard or stick-on letters that you could put to good use!! I just made sure that my 'texty' was the main part - well, the biggest part of my project!




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Here is my Get Texty project for the month!


I started out on with gesso and dark blue paint.  Using a credit card, I smeared the paint down the canvas to look like a storm.


Then I played around with one of my favorite new mixed media tools (well, new to me) Pebeo Vitrail paints.  They do some pretty awesome effects! The light blue paint that I used made a shimmery glossy look and the silver liner, gave some amazing texture.  LOVING this paint!


Then I made my tree ... yes, I know I have been obsessed with trees lately. I just think trees are amazing, their texture, their colors, and their shade on a really hot day. I could go on and on, but I think you all should know by now, I just love trees!!


Then I took some tissue paper and printed my saying (I found the saying on Pintrest) for the canvas.  It is easy to print on tissue paper, well, it takes some practice and you need to talk nicely to your printer, but you can do it!  I tape a piece of tissue paper to my regular printer paper and then put it into the paper loader like there is nothing different about it.  Sometimes, the ink smears.  This is usually because I put the glossy side up.  So make sure, if you try this, you put the dull side up for the ink!


I used gel medium to put the tissue paper onto the canvas.


The leaves are burlap painted with matte medium and green acylic paint. 


Then I doodled and highlighted to finish off the project!! 




Come and play with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!! You will be so happy you did!! Grab those letters and Get Texty!!  


33 comments:

  1. summer is going by way too fast. I love leaves so I understand your love of a tree. I have never seen those paints before. Thanks for sharing your creative process

    Barb Housner

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  2. That background is just the coolest!!! So graphic and awesome. And I love that quote. So great!

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  3. I love trees too, and I really liked the burlap leaves you added.

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  4. Wonderful, love the tree, the burlap leaves and the text. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Simply tools can give the greatest effect. I love the texture you created.

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  6. So happy that you used canvas and love the way your tree wraps around the sides. Your sentiment is wonderful - and very inspirational too. Really really enjoyed seeing your creation Karen. I'm off to look up your Pebeo Vitrail paints. I use Pebeo acrylics all the time and love them... in the tube but have never tried your kind. Your background is super and I see shimmer!!! j.

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  7. I love your canvas and the saying!

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  8. Fab canvas and the sentiment is so true
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  9. Love this!!!! I am not sure if you are interested in Christmas cards... I have a card up on a challenge that I am really trying to have Mixed Media artist play along with!!!!
    http://musechristmasvisions.blogspot.ca/2015/08/muse-christmasvisions-14.html

    Love your work!
    -Kimberly Wiener

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  10. What a fabulous background you have created.xxx

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  11. Yummy, scrumptious texture and I love your tree and the technique for transferring sentiments. I have a love hate relationship with my printer, but I might spend the weekend saying sweet nothings to it and see if it will let me do this. Beautifully inspiring piece.
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  12. Wonderful project! Love the background!

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  13. Wonderful project! Love the background!

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  14. beautiful and original creation, bravo!!!

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  15. Such a beautiful project. I love the 'storm' inspired background, and the inspiring words.

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  16. love your very inspiring background, gorgeous!

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  17. love the background and the quote

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  18. Karen, your project is amazing. It is very inspirational, I love how you made the mixed media background. amazing result.

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  19. I love your rich background and the fabulous quote! That tree with burlap leaves is awesome!
    Branka x

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  20. Beautiful canvas! Love the quote and that you printed on tissue paper!

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  21. Gorgeous project and how-to photos! So many great tips and ideas there.

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  22. Beautiful artwork and I learned a lot of techniques just reading about your process. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  23. I love the contrast between the turbulent looking sky and the fragile tree branch. It illustrates the depth of your quote perfectly. Blessings!

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  24. This quote is so beautiful! I just may try printing on tissue! Very cool!

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  25. Love the textured background and the stormy blues - what a great canvas.
    Alison x

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  26. Nice Background. Loved the quote too.Thanks for sharing the step by step process.

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  27. Such a fab background with amazing texture. I'm so much in love with your tree Karen and the quote is meaningful!

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  28. Hi Karen, oh wow, what a fab background!!!;)

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  29. I can tell this has so much texture - I want to reach out and touch it. Beautiful work. I love the saying as well.

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