Hey again, Peeps. I just came home from a wonderful weekend of mixed media near my home town. We get together once a year, and it's so much fun. While I love the Craft Room here at home, it's nice to get away from the day-to-day demands that pull me from my crafting. If you haven't ever gone on a mixed media retreat, I'd highly suggest it.
I'm taking part in a wonderful course called Creative Jumpstart, which can be found here. This year, it is generously sponsored by Liquitex. The course includes short videos just about every day in Jan. and they're great.
So, back to this weekend. I had so much fun just PLAYING! I didn't have an agenda or a specific project. It was great to just explore different techniques.
I started with a laminate sample from my local creative re-use shop. Gosh, that place is filled with so many different substrates for painting and goo-ing up. It's about 5x7"- the perfect size to finish in a small amount of time.
I wanted to use mainly my own stencils, so here's how it looked.
I started with a base of gesso and paint, and then I used my Piano tag stencil. Since I'm a musician, this one is rather meaningful to me.
The came the Data tag stencil. This one gives some whimsy to mixed media, card, or scrapbook projects.
Then came the Scruffy Crosses tag stencil. The tag stencils are my go-to supplies for retreat weekends since they're so portable and store easily with a book ring.
Then I took out the Mish Mash stencil. Again, this is one of my faves because there's so much going on in terms of texture and design.
Then, the arrows came out. Gotta love me some arrows.
And, don't forget a little doodling, rub-ons, and bling!
Again, thanks so much for checking out my blog!
I do feel a stencil giveaway around the corner!