Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Smeared and Smudged Member Hop

Hello!  The theme this month for the Smeared and Smudged member hop is Mixed-Media Mash Up!  I was excited about this theme because I’ve been trying to do more mixed media and altered art pieces.  I bought a new journal for art journaling the other day, so I decided to alter that.  I used a lot of different stuff on this.  Let me show you…

This is what it looked like before I started…

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I covered it in gesso, then I used acrylic paint all over, then I used acrylic paint applied with bubble wrap over that.  My image was printed out and colored with Copics.  Then I cut it out and used Distress Ink around it.  I used artist chalk inside the oval.

Here’s the finished journal, and then I’ll show you some more details…

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I used a Tim Holtz mask and Distress crackle paint to make the green gear.  The metal gear is also TH. 

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I’ve been really into making these little decorative pins lately, so I made one of those, too.  It’s pretty simple…a corsage pin, a Copic marker, some beads and some Diamond Glaze and there you go.

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And here’s another picture of the image so that you might be able to see the chalk.  The image is Lavinia Portrait from Simply Betty Stamps.

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Thank you for your patience while I tried to explain everything!

Here’s the hop list…

Thanks for looking!

I would also like to enter this altered journal in the following challenges:

Smudgy Antics – Alter Something

Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls – Alter It!

-Laura(aka Madeleine Bouquet)

26 comments:

Betty Boo! said...

That is really cool! Love the gears and you did a great job on Lavinia!

Thank you for joining us at Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls!

Betty

ike said...

Wonderful page Madeleine - Love the image. The bubble wrap effect if inspiring - I might try that. The pin is also gorgeeeuussss. I bought some the other day and now sit looking at them 'cos I don't know what to do !!! LoL
FAB page Hun xxxxxxxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A fantastic looking art journal. Love that bubble wrap look and the pin looks gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and hope you visit again very soon

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A fantastic looking art journal. Love that bubble wrap look and the pin looks gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and hope you visit again very soon

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

typical - it posted 2x now :-(

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! This is truly gorgeous, Laura! Beautiful colors and I love the image. xxD

Jane said...

Laura this is lovely love the paint effect xxx

Kristina said...

Madeleine,
Great note book journal for the S&S hop, it turned out very pretty, and you did a wonderful job on it! TFS!
Peace,
Kristy

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Madeleine... I LOVE how you used the bubble wrap and paint! What a cool idea! I your cover looks awesome! Hugs and Have a wonderful weekend!

Julia said...

Great idea! love your colors and the beautiful image. TFS!
Hugs,
Julia

Jamie said...

It turned out Fabulous !!

I Don't Do Straight said...

gorgeous Madeleine...... lovely colours, love the image and background done with the bubble wrap is beautiful :)

monique said...

cool journal cover, love how it turned out, thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

blackdragon said...

What a wonderful cover for your journal, Laura. The paint effect is to die for. Thanks for entering it at Smudgy antics this week.
xox BDx

MaRyKaY said...

That is a cool journal cover. Love the way that paint turned out. That image is cool too.
That is the exact journal I went out and got myself the other day except mine is the watercolor paper. they are really nice and sturdy lil book's huh? well enjoy and this cover is awesome

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love your journal! All the techniques you used and the elements you incorporated. Looks cool!

Andrea C said...

Gorgeous notebook. Very beautiful work x

ike said...

Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics too :-D xxx

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome journal cover, Laura! The colors are divine and go fabulously with that gorgeous SBS image. I love the added texture of the bubble wrap and crackle paint effects. Now that you have this awesome journal, will we be seeing more of your art journaling? I hope so! Oh...thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics too!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

Alison said...

This is SO cool! I LOVE that you used bubble wrap to achieve that awesome effect! And you did a great job with that image. Thank you so much for playing with the Dolls!

lachsekatze said...

I LOVE the bubblewrap background. The effect is stunning. I also love how you coloured the image. Amazing.
This cover is so great.

Kelli said...

This is a great start to your new mixed media adventure!!! Love the pin idea! Thanks for playing with the Dolls this go around!!

Alex said...

this is lovely! what neat colors and effects on it. glad you altered with us for BBD AND the SI hop :)

TRACEY O said...

fantastic project. Great little pin. thanks for joining us at BTBD.

Rosa Witten said...

Very cool notebook! Love that image, it's one of my favorites. That TH crackle paint is so much fun. Thanks for playing along with The Dolls!