How did it get to be June 1 already? May was a super busy month for me if you will notice I had very few posts on my blog. I did do something creative which I will share this week. I just have not had the time to post.
But June 1 means it is time for a new challenge on the Mixed Media Mojo challenge blog.
Summer can mean many things. For me, it means flowers. I love to watch the different flowers bloom throughout the summer. A tealish color is one of my favorite colors in all shades so I chose to do my project in that monochromatic color scheme.
I bought two bottles of acrylic paint - a light shade and a dark shade. I had a embossing enamel called sea glass and the teal pleated canvas trim which is along the bottom.
The tag is a Paper Smooches die. The tag is made from painted book page. I stamped over the tag with a background stamp with a Hero Arts teal colored ink. The sentiment is from Dina Wakely. I thought it was very appropriate for the new path I am taking in my life in July - retirement.
The flowers are a combination of purchased flowers and handmade flowers. Starting on the upper right side the two little flowers were white felt which I painted. The large flower was a book page that was painted front and back and I cut out a flower with my Silhouette and layered it together. The polka dot flower was also cut with the Silhouette from patterned paper. The next light teal flower was also cut with the Silhouette. The last three flowers were in my flower stash and I just added acrylic paint to make them coordinate.
The lace trim with the polka dot paper woven through was actually cream colored. I put the lace in a watered down acrylic paint and let it dry.
The canvas board was painted with gesso and then acrylic paint. The floral background is a Hero Arts background stamp. I inked it with VersaMark and used Sea Glass Enamel powder from the Rubber Cafe. Unfortunately it did not stamp all the way across but it is amazing what the tag and flowers can cover.
The upper left corner seemed off balance so I used some scalloped die cuts. Inked them with VersaMark and used the Sea Glass enamel on them.
I then started layering. The tag does have a double layer of foam tape on the back so it pops up a little higher. Luckily I had those sparkly dots in my supplies which matched perfectly and were used for flower centers and on the tag.
I really love how the canvas turned out. I now want more of that enamel in different colors.
Come join us at Mixed Media Mojo this month and create a summer mixed media project.