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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Happiness Blooms from Within

This single page for Stick it Down's monthly challenge really makes me happy, for so many reasons.

First here is the sketch to work from, please play along. You can find Stick it Down Bog HERE

 First off the unbelievable perfect match of paper and photos. I asked my daughter for some photo's and what she sent me MATCHED perfectly to what I call a cast off sheet from mix media art. Cast off sheets are clean, usually thicker paper where you can clean off stencils, stamps after using them for a mix media page. We don't like to waste anything and you never know what you will get in the end. This was magic. Even the designs matched her clothes...this cast off page was done prior to me asking for photo's but as soon as I seen them I knew what paper I was starting with!

Anyone interested in learning more about mix media really needs to visit Vicki Boutin over on this facebook page and search her past video's - awesome human and artist!

Cast off Sheet:

End result:

My process included the following steps:

  1. |Drew a heart on light pencil
  2.  Using a flower stamp (this one is a Vicki Boutin)
  3. Stamp out some leafs
  4. Colour them in using whatever medium you want (I used Chameleon Pencils)
  5. Sew around the heart 3x for extra texture and interest
  6. Layer you photo's and ephemera (all from Vicki Boutin Collections)

A few Close ups:


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