Hello, fellow Craft Hoarders! As you know, this week, Craft Hoarders Anonymous is blog hopping with the fabulous design team over at Stencil Girl. Each day this week, we’ve been sharing our projects for Challenge #10 with you. Here are the deets, just in case you’ve forgotten. (If, however, you don’t want to read these details, just skip down and have a look at the project. I won’t tell a soul!)
This week the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog is changing it up…with a blog hop! Challenge #10 is ready at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog but we are doing things a bit differently this time! We are doing a week-long blog hop with STENCIL GIRL!
Each day this week you will visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, see the fabulous designs of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Team, and then you will visit the Stencil Girl Talk Blog to see what their team is doing! For the blog hop order, see the end of the post.
Now, for the challenge!
Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!
Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let’s dig into that hoard, pull out some of that “messy stuff,” and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!
Remember, you have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge #10 closes June 29th at midnight PT. Link up your project HERE to Challenge #10.
One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Stencil Girl and WorldWin Papers.
Stencil Girl stencils are made by artists for artists. Unique designs for people who LOVE stencils like we love stencils. Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw. Visit the Stencil Girls Website and Blog, Stencil Girl Talk.
Visit the WorldWin Papers website, worldwinpapers.com for more information. To locate a WorldWin retailer near you, call 1-888-843-6455 or email email@example.com. Visit the WorldWin Blog for more projects.
Phew! Now that all of that is out of the way, I can share my Mixed Media tag with you. First, here’s a photo of the Stencil Girl stencil and the WorldWin paper I used in this project. I also used a sheet of lightweight chipboard from WorldWin, but it doesn’t make for an inspiring photo, know what I mean?
As you can see, I played around with the stencil a LOT before I finally figured out what I wanted to do with it. I was really drawn to the little swirls at the bottom and the leaf shapes in the middle. So, once I made my chipboard tag and painted it with gesso, I tore off strips of the navy cardstock, added my stencil shapes with texture paste and then got busy slinging paint, ink, paper and glue. I completely failed to take step by step photos, and for that I apologize.
Here’s my final project:
The images and papers are from Graphic 45’s By the Sea collection. I painted the tag with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint, then added more of the swirls with Gold Viva 3-D Stamp paint. I stamped over this with Ranger Coffee Archival ink, using a crackle texture stamp and the fish stamp from Hampton Art.
The sailor girl was fussy cut, treated with UTEE and then cracked to age the image. I stamped the Hampton Art anchor onto the little chalkboard and then used a white Sharpie Paint Pen to add the writing and white dots. I attached the chalkboard with a clothespin that was painted and stamped. Shells, raffia and feathers complete that little vignette.
I fussy cut the lighthouse scene, inked the edges and sealed it with Studio matte multi medium. The sentiment was torn from the papers and popped up on foam dots. The shells are all from our beautiful North Carolina Beaches, and I even filled up a little glass vial with teeny tiny shells and genuine beach sand. There’s a teeny tiny carved ivory sea bird tucked in with the shells around the chalkboard. Can you spot him?
Now, here’s the hop lineup for today, June 20th
Kathy Clement (You are here)
If you need to get caught up on days 1-4 of this hop, you can find the list HERE. Now get hopping! LOL Be sure to leave some love behind!
Thanks for hanging with me in this long post! I can’t wait to see what you create! Getting my fingers all inky makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!