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Here in Australia it is the first day of Spring, we are yet to feel it in Melbourne but it is on it's way I am sure (and hoping). Because it is the first of the month that means we have a mood board challenge. It is moody, dramatic and the design team have done an amazing job with it.
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It's Heather McMahon here today to
share a start-to-finish mixed media layout. I've used the stunning
sketch and the fabulous mood board at Off The Rails this month.
Here they are:
I adore the colours in the mood board and that sketch is yummo!
Here's what I made:
I used lots of Dusty Attic paints on this as the colours were a perfect match for the mood board colours.
Tear out a coupe of book pages and roughly paint them with watered-down Silks. I used African Jade and Guatemalan Green.
the pages and adhere around where your photos will sit. Stamp in random
places around the edges. I used a Kaisercraft "Journal' stamp.
Apply texture paste, gesso or similar through a stencil. My stencil is a Tim Holtz one called Burlap.
Use a sponge to apply 'Sunshine' Dusty in Colour paint through a TCW stencil.
a lid from a bottle of spray. Dip it in black paint and use this to
stamp a row of circles on the right of the photo and groups around the
the Tim Holtz stencil again, apply the four colours from the mood board
randomly around the photo area using a sponge. I used Dusty in Colour
paints in Sunshine, Mountain Meadow, Stormy Skies and Oceania mixed with
the photos on yellow patterned paper and white cardstock. Punch a wide
border from white cardstock, trim to fit and attach under the photo
framing. Use a black pen to outline the photos.
Stamp an image to compliment your photos and colour it with Silk and paints. Cut out and attach to you photos.
Paint your chipboard alphas and some diamonds to scatter around your photo. Add alpha stickers to finish off the title.
Add a few embellishments, including the date and place, between the
photos and you're done! I used a Dusty Attic Page Pebble for the
I sure hope you can join in the Off The Rails Challenge this month!
I'm back today to share a page on my art journal :)
will usually carry my art journal with me during the weekend and start
doodling while waiting for my boy to finish his class. So I thought I
share the process.
of us have seen pretty art journal pages online. Some would start
asking, did they just doodle with the pen and everything just turns out
so perfect? Well, I'm not sure about others, but for me I always start
off with a pencil and eraser :)
Here are some photos to show the creation process.
Started with the centre focus; the word BELIEVE
Then I added the peacock inspired patterns to the bottom of the word.
And I start beautifying the word by adding some leaves, hearts and swirls around it.
Once I've achieve the look I want, I will go over it with waterproof, smudge proof pigment ink pens.
Here I have used 2 types of thickness a 0.3 and 0.5
Once we have lined everything, it's time to fill the images with colors!
wanted the word BELIEVE to look like wooden block letters, hence I have
used the distress markers in the picture to create the effect.
For the leaves, I have used the Faber Castell water colour pencils to give them a soft touch.
Take a close look below and see how I have created a gradual effect by just coloring the bottom portion.
With a water brush, I will push the colors upwards giving me a very natural gradient.
using the same technique here on the swirly hearts but this time
instead of filling the bottom with colors, I do it from the top half.
When I'm done with the images, I distress the bottom of the word with 2 colors, Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade. To give emphasis and focus on the centre area, I have edge the 4 sides with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw.
Final step, I decided to give the leaves and hearts some life so I added some lines and dots to them.
And here's the completed page again.
Simple and fun crafting to keep the creative mind alive!
Dear Off The Rails Scrapbooking fans, This will be my last post with Off The Rails Scrapbooking. It is sad that I have to move on and leave this awesome group. I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared over the past years. Meantime, I will still be around the crafting world. See you around :)
Remember - BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!