Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mixed Media FUN **CT Flying Unicorn - SHIMMERZ**




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Hi everyone. Well I have been wanting to start a journal for a while now and I am finally doing it. To me this is a great place for me to try out new techniques etc. There are so many things out there that I have not tried and I want to. So the journal is now happening and I hope to create a 2 page spread per month with it. Today I have the inside cover and page 1. The Flying Unicorn has started a monthly journal challenge that helps give some inspiration to those of us just learning hehe.

The cover is canvas covered so I applied some gesso first. Once that was dry I sprayed it with water and started to spray on some SHIMMERZ Spritz in Truffle, some Coloringz in Mama sings the blues and some Vibez in Jeni B Bleu. The water  helps the 3 colors to mesh, and you do not  use much! Use a heat tool while they are wet and move them around....as it starts to dry spray on some water to make them run more as you dry them. FUN FUN FUN. I then added some drywall tape for texture in the background, and I did some stamping with bubble wrap and some masking with black acrylic paint and molding paste. 

My first page is a watercolor paper and I have used the same steps as the cover for this. The corrugated hearts have some gesso on them and some SHIMMERZ Spritz in Bed of Roses. After everything was in place on my pages I added lots of black Gelatos to the edges and the hearts. Just wet your finger and smudge the Gelatos.
And here is a little tease for you :)


Well that was FUN. I wonder what I will want to try next month in my journal? Most of the supplies are available at the Flying Unicorn store.  I hope that you all have a fantastic week! Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping

10 comments:

Linda said...

This is totally stunning can't wait to see what u do next

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing.. I really love how it looks.. and I am sure great fun and wonderful therapy.. I really would love to try doing this one day!

Eila Sandberg said...

Looks like you've had such great fun creating this! really looking forward to your next pages! xoxo

Juliana said...

Very cool! I started an art journal, but I haven't played in it for awhile! I need to get it back out!
I love your use of the dry wall tape! I think my husband might have some of that laying around!!!

Jackie Plank said...

Shona this is so beautiful.

Ira Huberts said...

How wonderful to create your own journal Shona, love the colours and great grungy feel!
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Cindy Gay said...

This is great. Thanks for the tutorial!

Kim Price said...

Oh Shona your creativity is absolutely amazing. FAB journal pages! And the shimmerz looks so cool.

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Shona!! What a gorgeous mixed media journal page. Love what you did with the Shimmerz!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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carlies said...

so very spectacular,