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…
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…
I used a Tim Holtz mask and Distress crackle paint to make the green gear. The metal gear is also TH.
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.
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.
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:
-Laura(aka Madeleine Bouquet)