Good Morning Creatives! Keri Sallee here and I am so excited to be sharing this Art Foamies Mixed Media Album project! I had so much fun when we did the Ann Butler, Lisa Marie Jimenez and Rita Barakat collaboration I did this extra project!
Chances like this, where you are given so many BEAUTIFUL supplies to use at one time, is a perfect opportunity to use things in new ways and (hopefully! LOL) make a little mixed media magic.
To make things easier, I made you a little Snapguide!
Ready for some close-ups?
Allowing my heat gun to sit a little longer on my Ann Butler Crafter’s Ink / Shimmery Goodness Mixture makes it bubble up, adding some fun textures.
I chose to make my center a grouping of gears and watch parts to mimic the gear shape in Rita’s Art Foamies Fairy Wing. I painted my wooden gears and watch parts with my Ann Butler Crafter’s Ink and Colorique Paints. The Colorique paints worked AMAZINGLY on my molded plastic watch parts for my center.
YAY for YUMMY layers!!!! You can see here that when I was using my Colorique paints on my Gel Press Monoprinting plate, I chose not to gesso my wooden album. It leaves these great distressed lines on my background. You can also see how something as simple as crinkling my paper petals adds A LOT of texture and gives the illusion of much more layers than there really is.
Here is a look at the finished project again:
Rita Barakat from Art Foamies: Fairy Wings and Zen Doodle Cloud
Ann Butler Crafter’s Ink in Berry, Limelight, & Aquamarine
Colorique Paints by Lisa Marie Jimenez in Ruby Slipper, Pacific Ocean and Verdigris
Gel Press Monoprinting Plate (I am using 8×10)
Wax Paper or Palette Paper
Strong Adhesive (like E6000)
Embellishments, like wooden gears, clock parts, etc.
Tim Holtz Words
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