Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 Altered Embellishments!

Another month - another awesome challenge!!  It is so much fun to play with embellishments - I just loved this month's challenge!  Our design team had the opportunity to use Um Wow Chipboard Pieces - they are fantastic! I loved the shapes and the their ability to put up with whatever I threw on them!  

So come and play with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - you will love the challenge and it is a great way to get your hands in some mixed media art every month!




 "UmWowStudio is an innovative on trend chipboard, flair & stencil manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with other companies & now amazing designers our line is always expanding. Our chipboard is extra thick with a beautiful rich kraft finish ready for any medium."

And remember that one lucky random winner will win an awesome $30 Gift Certificate with free shipping to UmWow Studio!!


Here is my project for this challenge!




I started with a wood block.  I found in my stash a piece of deli paper that I had painted on using a brayer.  It was just one of those pieces that you keep around because you know that you will use it someday. It became a background for a tree and nature scene, so the deli paper worked great!


 I sprayed, painted and put some more paint on the Um Wow Chipboard! The pieces really could be used in a hundred different ways, but here one is a tree and the other is a  plant in the foreground.  I just love getting these chipboard pieces ready so much so, that I didn't take one picture of the chipboard process!

I used a stencil with green paint and modeling paste to create the texture of the tree on the deli paper background.  There were a few mess-ups along the way as a couple of 'tree leaves' that I didn't like.  But thankfully the deli paper background made it really easy to wipe off the unwanted designs and try again.  


I glued the deli paper down to the wooden block with matte medium and wrapped it around the block. The tree branches went around the edge! Loved that!  I used some craft glue to stick the chipboard in place.  Then using the computer and printer I created a saying on tissue paper and glued it down to the paper with matte medium.  The words were actually very hard to see with the background showing through the paper so I had to use a pen to go over the font.  It actually turned out okay and looks more handwritten than printed!







12 comments:

  1. Fabulous colours and texture. I love what you do with wood blocks!

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  2. Very cool way to use up your stashed paper and a wood block! I have a ton of wood blocks I'm hoarding, and you have inspired me to dig one out for a play! The stenciled background and the variegated paint job on your chippies looks amazing. The quote is a perfect reminder to stop and enjoy nature!

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  3. This is lovely Karen, great sentiment xx

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  4. So many effective and cool layers, love this gorgeous creation!

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  5. Wow-- had no idea from the image that this is a wood block! Fantastic idea to use that old paper, just lying around... I have paper I'm saving, but never thought to wrap a block... hmmm... thanks for the inspiration! Lovely natural work!

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  6. Great job on textures, and what a fabulous natural scene!

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  7. Loving all the layers and stencil work. You got so much depth!

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  8. Gorgeous project! I absolutely love the quote too. The deli paper along with the other layers provides some awesome texture. Love everything about it!

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  9. Terrific colours , great texture and wise words . Wonderful make x

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  10. Wow! Beautiful textures and background!

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  11. Awesome Canvas Karen, stunning layers!

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