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Fall page with White Birch Trees

Fall page with White Birch Trees

Day #8……I have 43 minutes to get this typed up and submitted!!  Pfft……no problem!

I saved one of those little pull out booklets that come in magazines sometimes.  This one happened to be a little recipe book.  I decided I needed something little to create in and had seen others using magazine type papers to do their mixed media art on and thought….why not?!  If my memory serves me correctly, I think I did this for a challenge one month over in the Facebook group called Mixing It Up Everyday.  My good friend Sandee Setliff started it as a place for people to share whatever they wanted without worrying about rules.  It’s a fun group of women and if you haven’t checked it out you really should!

This was a fall based theme and I wanted to see if I could use my black gesso and create birch trees with some white paint.  It worked!!!  I colored some book paper with some of my alcohol inks and then punched out some leaves with a Matha Stewart branch punch that has little leaves on it……now, that was allot of leaves!!!  I also colored some chipboard letters with my alcohol inks and used some fall colored sort of puffy stickers I had that I didn’t think I’d ever use on anything as I’m not much for stickers….let alone the puffy ones!!  And of course…..some splatters.  Gotta love the look of splatters.  ❤

So, this is what my double page spread looked like!


Did I mention that was allot of leaves to glue on??


Lettering I learned from none other than Sandee Setlliff herself…..here’s a link to the YouTube video for her Wonky Letters.


I really like how this turned out.  It lead to other black gesso pages so it must have been a good experiment!!

Till tomorrow my friends…..Happy Mother’s Day!!  Please take some time to take a peek at my friends blogs as well.  ;o)



Tamiko McCurry

Sandee Setliff

Donna Leuders

Sandy Beach

Sharon Estes

Found some canvas scrapbooking sheets…..yup, more atc’s!


I’ve had these three sheets of canvas scrapbook paper for a long time, and while I was watching the recording of Limor Webber on her Live With Prima Ustream class ‘Mixed Media ATC Cards’, I was on a mission to find those sheets so I could try my hand at some beautiful little canvas ATC cards.  Learned one very important lesson while working on the very first canvas atc…..make it bigger than what you need if you’re going to be using a wet medium on it as it shrinks when it dries…..ooppsss.  Nothing adding a narrow strip of canvas didn’t fix….lol.

For this one I spritzed the canvas with some water first, put some Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray onto my glass tray and painted on the colors to create the background.  I placed the canvas butterfly down on the atc and traced around it with one of my charcoal pencils.  I then added a little water to it to blend it out a bit in order to frame the butterfly.  I stamped the sentiment onto it with an alpha set I’ve had forever and then added the tip of the butterfly wing I’d cut off the one side, on the top corner of the atc.


For this atc, I didn’t want a repeat of the shrunk canvas, so I decided to stamp an image onto it along with a quote.  The quote ended up pretty pale so I took my XS Faber Castell Pitt pen and carefully wrote over top the letters to make them stand out more.  I then lightly spritzed the front with some Lindy’s sprays.


And for this one, we had a lady post a pic of a water color piece she did in our Limor 1278 Mixed Media Art Group,with what looked like random blotches of watercolor paint that were then traced around to make look like flowers.  As I didn’t want to do a water color on it so it wouldn’t shrink, I decided to try it with my Alcohol Inks.  I think it turned out pretty good!



That’s it for today!!  Thanks for checking in.  🙂