Morning everyone. Today sees the launch of the new challenge blog for the Artist Trading Post
called the Artist Trading Post Exchange
and I'm thrilled to be on this amazing team! A new challenge will be set every fortnight and we'd love you to join us!
The Artist Trading Post Exchange
ask that you follow the theme set each fortnight and work in a mixed media style - if you want to know more details click here
to take you to the blog.
Artist Trading Post
will provide a £10 voucher for the winner so even more incentive to link up with our first challenge.
For our first challenge we are offering the theme Anything Goes
- my favourite! There are virtually no restrictions as long as you work in a mixed media style and avoid using digi stamps.
For my Anything Goes
project I have decided to make a wall hanging using chipboard, acrylic spray paints, pencil, a stencil, modelling paste, gilding wax, stamps and some ribbon.
Here's what I made along with some information about how I achieved the end result:
|A two tiered wall hanging made with a chipboard substrate.|
|I started with a piece of watercolour paper which I had used to absorb the excess paint off the stencil used in another project.|
|The stencil was replaced on the design and some acrylic paint misters were used to add further colour.|
|Eyelets are applied to top section with a crop- o -dile. I didn't have the right colour eyelets so I coloured these to match the project with alcohol inks. You could also use paint but be careful because it can chip off.|
|The lower section of the project is joined to the top section using some black grosgrain ribbon (from a chocolate box!).|
Some further images to show full details:
|All the edges of the chipboard are finished with black acrylic paint applied with a piece of cut n dry foam.|
|The small dots of modelling paste were achieved by using a leaf stencil which just happens to have this design. Sequin waste can also be used by I felt the circles should be small so they don't attract all the attention.|
Now you've had a look at what I've been up to, why not hop over to the ATP Exchange
and see what the rest of the talented team have come up with! We'd love you to join us for this new adventure too so why not make something using the theme Anything Goes
and link up with us. Can't wait to see what you make!
|A wealth of art and mixed media products on offer here!|
Thank you so much for spending time reading about my latest project.
Wow Julia! what an amazing piece and such fabulous colours! It certainly brightened up a very dull day here! The Metallic Lustre paint looks rather interesting and now on my every growing wish list! Jennie xReplyDelete
Stunning, need to get some of those misters xxxReplyDelete
Stunning hanging, the colours are so vibrant and draw you to look more closely at the details. Looking forward to working with you on the DT as well.ReplyDelete
An amazing hanging is this!ReplyDelete
An amazingly colourful make Julia and I love it! The layout and design are fabulous and so cleverly thought out. Stunning.ReplyDelete
I am so looking forward too sharing this great crafting journey with you.....will be fun.
Crafty hugs Annie x
Gorgeous, beautiful designed and I love the colors!ReplyDelete
The colours on this blew me away as soon as I saw it, love what you've created, so thrilled to be part of the DT with you and can't wait to see what else you create. Ruth xxReplyDelete
What a fabulous project.The colors are vibrant and I love the stamping on the bright background.It all works together so well.ReplyDelete
Absolutely fabulous Julia ! I love the bold colours and the design is gorgeous ! Extending the image has worked perfectly too ! Great to have you on the team ! Sue C xReplyDelete
Amazing colors, Love how you used the misters.ReplyDelete
This just looks gorgeous. Beautiful bright Colors. It gives yourReplyDelete
project something special. Thanks for showing us how you made
this special piece of your work Anneke.
This is so colourful and amazing, I love it.ReplyDelete
I hope you are well, we missed you at Andy's workshop.
I love all the vibrant colours and textures.ReplyDelete
That rocks - fantastic colors.ReplyDelete
David's never looked so festive! Love your fab colors!ReplyDelete
Julia! What a great piece! Stunning all over the place! Thanks for sharing your steps! ")ReplyDelete
LOVE to see the steps! Amazing and so unique! LOVE the bold colors and use of David! So COOL!!!ReplyDelete
A wonderful piece of art Julia - great that you took pics of the stagesReplyDelete
Am so impressed with DecoArt products, i have some of the new Media Paints but not the misters. The misters and more are on my wish list!!!ReplyDelete
Sensational vibrant and such a tactile piece just need to reach in the phone and feel the surface.
Am off over to see more about the challenge & might join in if i haven't missed the deadline yet. Fantastic inspiration! :-) xxx
Fantastic vivid colours and great techniques, as always, in your new DT piece! Congratulations on this new adventure… can't wait to see what's next!ReplyDelete
Oh it's fab Julia!!! and I love this stencil too by Giovanna, I think it offers many possibilities... Happy to discover a new one today! :) Coco xxReplyDelete
Hello Julia! Wonderful , brilliant hanging! Love the colour, the design and the texture!ReplyDelete