Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mixed Media Monday Journal Creation



On Monday evenings I love attending the Ustream broadcast of Mixed Media Monday LIVE broadcast where we are captivated by Tracy Weinzapfel creating art with her paints.  

If you would like to see some of Tracy's 'live' creating, it is always posted on YouTube after wards. Here is the link:

People in the group create something afterwards (inspired by Tracy) and post it on our Facebook page.  This week, I did too!!! 

It was just a "for fun" project!
Wish you could see it in person.


Beginning to play by using my fingers - which is how I like to paint my backgrounds - I added colors helter skelter!




On the road, I used DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze, let it dry overnight and then accented it with DecoArt Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream. It really brought out those cracks!



The road sign was hand painted with DecoArt Media Crackle Paint.  Since the background paint was not dry, the colors came through to give a lovely hue to the sign. The cracks were highlighted with DecoArt Media Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso. 




DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream in Titanium White with Metallic Lustre Majestic Purple and Brilliant Turquoise prepared the wooden sign for the "words".  



Using the "Misti" Stamping Tool to help add the Dare 2B Artsy Totally Tracy stamp.  The Misti enabled me to stamp the image - safely - more than once which helps me bunches.



It fits right over my journal page edges perfectly.
The stamp is attached in this picture.




In the end, somehow I created a "wild" landscape with nothing but a crooked road and a sign!! Guess that's rather how life is! 
Our roads are crooked but somehow we find the way.

The Totally Tracy Stamp (which is on sale right now!) says: 'Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be'.  
Truly love that sentiment! 






Can you guess what the MMM stands for?
AND...
Can you guess what the AS&F stand for?

Andy and Tracy are both with DecoArt. Sometimes they run a challenge together which is called the Skinzapfel challenge. 
They are competitive co-workers and friends so it only seemed right that there should be arrows on the sign for them both! 
Both have been very inspirational and encouraging to me. 






Just painted in the little leaves and heart flowers by hand with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. 






Some of the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics used:
Phthalo Green Yellow
Colbalt Turquoise Hue
Phthalo Green Blue
Dioxizine Purple
Quinacridone Violet
Ultramarine Blue
Primary Magenta
Quinacridone Red

Also love to use Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pitt Pens.







I soooooo soooooo soooooo appreciate you stopping by today. 

I knew I wanted to use Tracy's Dare2BArtsy stamp but I had no idea how when I began painting.  When the wild landscape started to appear, I thought it would be fun to add the wooden sign with some words. Almost immediately I thought of the MMM but what on earth would I put on the bottom one?  Finally I knew!!! 

Thanks Andy and Tracy for once AGAIN inspiring me to create. Even more fun when it's for you two!

Hugs to you all. j. 


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Excited to share my creation with:

My sweet Mixed Media Monday friends!!! ❤j


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