Monday, October 31, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: In a Dark, Dark Forest

It was a perfect day for working in my art space. For the month of October, we've still had quite a lot of warmth and humidity, so when I woke up this morning and it was cool and overcast, it put me in a wonderful, creative mood. Since I had recently found the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, I decided that even though the month is nearly over, that I still had two days!  I've participated in a few challenges in the past, but I really like the idea of a monthly challenge.

Using this month's mood board, I decided upon a color scheme, which ended up changing a bit while adding various layers. Since this month's sponsor was Stampotique Originals, I browsed online at their store. Originally, I wasn't sure what I wanted to create, but when I saw their stamps, I wanted to use one for my project this month. After deciding upon a few (there are so many cute stamps!) I made my purchase! While a late-comer to this challenge, the stamps were not going to make it on time. I made a copy of one I have purchased and used it in my project.

While making this project, layers with paint were added along with molding paste and torn papers. I also used a variety of other materials that include:

Wood square
Golden paint
NeoColor II watercolor crayons
Martha Stewart craft paper
Scotch washi tape
White and clear gesso
Stampotique Originals stamp (copy)
Bubble stencil
Posca Pens (love, love, love!)
Mark making tools (old gift cards, ends of paint brushes, etc)

In a Dark, Dark Forest

I have plans for creating another project when the stamps arrive...stay tuned for more!

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