Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Mixed Media Creative Gym Challenge no.16 New Beginnings

this is my first entry into the Mixed Media Place Blog Creative Gym Challenges
I think it qualifies for the "New Beginnings theme for this reason, and also because my Mixed Media efforts are usually 12 x12 scrapbooking pages!!

I was inspired by a video by Marta Lapkowski of a canvas she created called "Just Breathe".
Thanks Marta for sharing how to go about it!!

I started with white gesso,

then Faber Kastell Whipped Spackle and a Crafter's Workshop stencil (the circles)'

Then I used water and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals- Sassy Sapphire, and drop dead gorgeous green with just a touch of Blingy Blonde.

As I didn't think I had enough coverage I sprayed it again with Lindy's Starburst sprays- Sassy Sapphire and Drop Dead Gorgeous Green.

When dry I mixed some starburst spray Prima Donna Purple with some more Whipped Spackle and used Prima , Finnabair Rose stencil.

I then layered some ripped book pages and stuck them on with Prima Gel Medium before flicking the starburst sprays about!

The stamps are "Industrial lights" -Limor Weber and Indigo Blue
and also mixed media stamp by Pam Carriker( Zig Zag Designs, ww.stampington.com).

I also painted white gesso on the stamps to add highlights.

I think the black thickers are from American Crafts.

Finally I  chopped up a Kasazz chevron stencil and stuck them about for added pzazz!!

Hope you like it!!


  1. Beautiful page with a heartwarming sentiment! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  2. What a great color combo! So fresh! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  3. Beautiful pages! Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!

  4. Thank you for your kind comments­čśä