Friday, July 1, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #26 - Reach for the Stars!!

 Okay Mixed Media Fans!!! We are SO excited to bring you our fun challenge this month!!!  You are going to love it and run to your desks to get started!!


This month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Reach for the Stars! And our sponsor and star this month is Seth Apter!!  And the prize for our random winner is a fantastic stamp set from Seth Apter!






And we have a brand new Mixed Media Team Member this month - please join me in welcoming Clare Messenger!!  Make sure to visit her blog and give her some love!



And finally, my project for Reach for the Stars .... 




I started with modeling paste on a piece of wood board.  I used a stencil to cover the whole board with script.  


After the modeling paste dried I painted it white with gesso.  I realized that it needed some color and found some gold paint that my kids picked up at Target.  (I know, Target craft paint ... but I LOVE this color!!)




Last month I went to the Mixed Media Night at my local scrapbook store.  Once a month, we have a night that we can get together and go Mixed Media Crazy!  So out fearless leader, Melodie, brought us a great brayer technique to create backgrounds.  I loved it.  So for this project I started it off with blue and navy paint and brayered it all over deli paper! 


After it dried, I wrinkled the deli paper and put gold paint on the raised wrinkled paper.


Then I had a night background, I just needed my stars.  So I embossed some scrapbook paper with clear and gold glitter and cut it out into stars.  


Finally I put all the pieces together! And what is better than a Peter Pan quote - love it! 



Now, come play with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - you will be glad you did!! We have so much fun seeing what everyone does and so I am completely inspired by seeing what other Mixed media artists create!! 


19 comments:

  1. Oh wow... this is so pretty! I love the texture and I just love how beautifully navy blue and gold work together.

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  2. This makes me so unbelievably happy, I adore Peter Pan and this gorgeous design! The sentiment is perfect against the jaw dropping background. Fabulous! I've pinned it to remember.

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  3. This is fabulous! Love all the colours and all the textures on your canvas! Wow!

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  4. I think you have created a perfect background for flying Peter Pan! Wonderful!

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  5. I love this background and this deep blue. Beautiful!

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  6. That gold is sooo yummy looking with the script and the brayer technique came out perfect! Plus you used my favorite guy, Peter Pan :) LOVE this so much!

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  7. Wonderful background - love the brayered and wrinkled deli paper - a perfect starry sky for Peter's quote!

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  8. loving the gold stars, really sparkly
    Donna x

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  9. Wow! This looks sparkling and fun!

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  10. This is beautiful! thank you for sharing your steps with us! Love that magical background! Hugs!

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  11. Wow, what a fabulous background for your beautiful stars- tfs!

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  12. That's a great background you created. (Squiddy is aka Anne Squire)

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  13. I love everything about this!

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  14. I love the texture! :) Wonderful work!

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  15. Beautiful! Love the texture & colors!

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  16. Great colour & texture. A lot has gone into this - well done.

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