Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Long time gone

Hi again it has been soooo long since I posted on my blog, all has not been well but hopefully that is about to change.
I have  imported  my blog Chloecards onto Artychaos and am using this blog for my craftyiness as I have found a love of mixed media. In fact I first became interested over a year ago but then family problems and illness stopped me from carrying on with any of the projects I had in mind. I hope that I will now be able to keep upto date and have lots of crafty bits to share.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

First attempt at entering a mixed media challenge.

I love the Paperartsy blog, in fact so much so that I have started several art journals and loving working with mixed media.

First of all I prepared the page using White Gesso, I have not yet been able to get the Fresco paints by Paperartsy but hope to in the near future.
The background was made using Tim Holtz distress paints - Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap and VintagePhoto.
I then used Dreamweaver embossing paste (I would have preferred to use Grunge Paste but did not have any available) I highlighted the paste with black watercolour pencil and gilding wax Treasure Gold
The flowers were stained with the same colours as the background. I also stained some wooden embellishments with Wild Honey. A bottle top was put through my Bigshot and painted with Jade Mint chalk paint and Walnut Stain Distress Paint. I used gilding wax Treasure Gold on each of the flowers and embellishments.
The little bird in the corner is from Stampin up 'Bliss'