Saturday, January 23, 2016

In The Summer Time

First I would like to introduce myself, I'm Tanya and I love mixed media art and most of my pages reflect this. I love nothing more than a crisp with piece of paper and some paints or ink... oh the possibilities!! My favourite subjects to scrap are my kids James (13) and Emily (11) and my super patient hubby Ian who puts up with me disappearing into my "She Cave" as he calls it for hours on end and taking millions of photos.

For my First post I thought I would have a go at this months challenge... 

This background was done using water colour crayons. First select your colours and mix with a little bit of water to make a runny paint consistency. The spray your card stock with some water (watercolour card stock or heavy card stock is best to use)
Then paint your background in whatever pattern strikes your fancy. Watercolours tend to dry lighter you can always darken these if you wish by going back over any areas that seem to need it.

Then once it is dry ( you can speed this up using a heat tool) randomly stamp the background.  tend to use stazon ink as it gives a crisper image and is water fast if I decide to add more watercolour later

Then for more texture I added paint splats to the page, using more watercolour paints and paint pens in co-coordinating colours

Next i covered a chipboard circle in washi tape and then i arranged the page this took a few goes until i was happy. I chose some flowers and tucked then in. Once i was happy I stuck it all down

Add a title and your done!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to sharing more work with you in the future