Näytetään blogitekstit, joiden ajankohta on 2018.

Stay warm - it's cold out there

As usual, when the deadline was approaching very fast I decided to enter yet another challenge. This time it's the December challenge of 13arts. This is a small mixed media piece. For the base I used a glossy photo paper (10 x 15 cm). I bought the stencil second hand so I don't know who manufactured it. For the modeling paste I decided to use 13arts' white gesso. The jar is almost empty and the last of the gesso had thickened, so it was perfect for stenciling.

I actually started on an other photo paper. I did some dotted stenciling and then "cleaned" the stencil onto a new photo paper. I did the so called reverse stenciling, which means that I flipped the stencil face side down to the new photo paper, put another paper over it and then pressed with my hand to transfer the excess acrylic primer to the photo paper. I liked this one more than the first one so I continued working with this. After the reverse stenciling had dried, I sprayed water over the paper and a…

Lindy's color challenge December 2018

I had already cleaned my desk for this year but I felt I was getting restless, so I grabbed some supplies and started doing a mess. That mess went to the trash bin. Below is what I did next. I thought I would do something simple and quick to enter the Lindy's ongoing color challenge.

I took three small manilla tags bought from Flying tiger and spread a couple of layers of white gesso by Liquitex. Then I used a stencil by Memory box and the modeling paste by Liquitex. Made some stenciled patterns here and there. For coloring I used Lindy's Tilt-a-wheen teal spray and Cathedral pines green magical shaker. I left the tags to dry and moved on to the poinsettias.

I diecut the Marianne Design's mini poinsettias from the Canson Mixed media paper. To color them I used the same Cathedral pines green for the leaves and Lindy's Cuckoo clock cardinal magical shaker for the flowers. The smallest bit I diecut from a gold cardstock but I should have used glitter paper. It was difficu…

The 52 Cafe cards CHALLENGE is back

The 52 Cafe cards challenge has started again with new prompts. Every Sunday a new prompt is announced. I had a slow start. I didn't start making them until last week. Although I did use some leftovers and scraps which didn't require much working. I cut images from the patterned paper pads and even from an old calendar. The balloon image is from a Amy & Tim stationery paper. I used leftover diecuts for embellishment and the alphabets were also diecut.

The A's background has Lindy's Sassy sapphire magical, fossiled amber Distress oxide, smokey grey Versafine ink and some pale white ink (I don't remember which one). I also used a little bit of gold acrylic paint.

The B and H have backgrounds that were leftovers from cardmaking. I think I used Distressed inks, water and some Perfect pearls gold powder on them.

The background on the C was built from diecut scraps (for last year's Christmas cards I diecut windows and those rectangles are from them.) For coloring…

Mixed media Christmas calendar - Mixed media joulukalenteri 2018

This post is going to be about my project that I will create along with the Mixed media Christmas calendar challenge #mixedmediajoulukalenteri. Here is the link to the blog site of that challenge. The challenge is in Finnish but here's a short explanation what it's about: The challenge is to make one mixed media project following the given prompts. Every day from the Day 1 to the Day 24 the prompts are revealed. Each prompt has an element that will be added to the work. Because the project is supposed to proceed only that one step at a time I think it might be challenging to stop working after each phase. Although I'm struggling on how to get started.

Today is Day 3 already and I have not started anything. I put all the juices in the Christmas card project and now I'm in an energy-saving mode. I guess that's one way to call it. I just don't have the interest, motivation or even any inspiration for crafty doing. I do have a small itch, not physically, but I'…