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Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

You know when you get that drive and desire to create so you sit down at your work area and begin to look at your supplies.   Your heart is needing that art fix…..the therapy session…..but your brain just can’t seem to find the motivation to do a thing.  You spend the evening moving supplies around and accomplishing nothing.  That’s been me for the past few weeks…..and I hated it!!!  lol.  Limor released her January Mixed Media Creative Club on the 15th and I finally decided last evening I was just going to grab some paint and slap it down and that’s literally what I did!  My mom gave me the Canson Mix Media 7″ x 10″ art journal for Christmas so I took it completely apart because I wanted this journal to have to entire page painted and not have the white space at the edge where the coils go through the page.  I hope I made the right decision on that as I now have a pile of blank pages on my shelf that all need to find their way back into this journal as they’re completed!!  Fingers crossed!

So luckily for me, the technique Limor taught us this month asked us to do just that…..slap paint down on a canvas or page and once I was done with the original slap down, I sat back and looked at it and thought….ewwwww.  LOL  Then we added layers and layers of stencils and more paint.  I was still kinda looking at it like it was a hot mess….but I trusted Limor and her process.


After this was done the fun part started where we began to sketch out our Dream Catcher.  I should have taken a picture of this step but I always forget to take progress pics.  😦  Once it was sketched onto the page we began filling in the page to leave our Dream Catcher the focal point.  Very cool…..but I forgot about the inside of my Dream Catcher….


Of course, I’d already cleaned all my brushes and put my paints away…..ugh.  So out came the brush and paints again and I finished it off.  I quite like it!  Yet another technique I’d love to try on a canvas but just can’t bring myself to trust in my abilities yet to do that.  Here’s my finished page….


I might go around the edges with some black yet…..can’t quite decide on that yet so I’m going to leave it for a few days and come back to it.  Most of the supplies I used for this came from Limor Webber store…..link found here.I’ll put a list of products used and links to the store below.

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Products used:

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Stencil Well Rounded

Crafter’s Workshop Template 6″ x 6″ – Mini Fancy Feathers – used it for the shape of the feathers only.

Crafter’s Workshop Stencils “Mini xoxo” 6″ x 6″

Tim Holtz Stencil “Cargo”

Tim Holtz Stencil “Burlap”

Stabilo All pencil

My own acrylic paints and brushes.



I think I’ve found a new addiction.  A friend from work and I went to our local Art Gallery this evening where they’re featuring ATC collections from a few different collectors.  What a blast we had!!!  These little 2.5″ x 3.5″ works of art are so much fun.  After the short presentation, we were all given the opportunity to create our own ATC’S if we wanted and then trade them.  As I kinda figured there’d be an opportunity to trade the cards that night, I decided to make a few the night before.  I made 4 and I have to say they were pretty fun to make and took no time at all!

Here are my first 4 ATC’S!!

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This one was made by first collaging on some scraps of Tim Holtz tissue wrap and spritzing it with two of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang spays from the Industrial Chic set in Time Travel Teal and Rusty Lantern Lime.  I added some texture using some of my new Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil.  I also used some black and white Liquitex Basics acrylic paint to stencil on the two step heart from The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called Mini Mixed & Match Hearts.  I distressed the edges of the card with my black Gelato and blended it in.

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This one was also collaged with some Tim Holtz scrap tissue wrap and sprayed with the same Lindy’s sprays.  The butterflies were stamped using my new Faber Castell PITT artist Big Brush pen and were colored in with my Lindy’s Hibiscus Rose Flat Fabio.  I outlined the sentiment with my Uni-bal Signo white gel pen and distressed the border with my black Gelato and blended it in.

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This card was colored using my Faber Castell Gelato’s and blended together.  I used a baby wipe and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil to remove some of the color to add more texture to the card.  I stamped on my Deep Red Bette Davis Eyes stamp with my Big Brush pen along with the sentiment and tiny flowers.  Again the edges were distressed with my black Gelato.

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This last one was also colored using my Gelatos, some color removed through one of my Crafter’s Workshop stencils and a baby wipe.  The dandelion is one of my new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and the sentiment is from a stamp I bought at Michael’s in the $1.25 bin.  Edges distressed with the black Gelato.

I was able to trade all 4 cards away this evening and have received my very first ATC’S that I already have in my sleeve protector sheet and ready to be put into a binder.

Soooo much fun with these!!  Thanks so much for stopping by…..till next time!!