This morning, I came across the Stampendous blog and saw that they are having a Mixed Media challenge for March. To my horror, though, the deadline was just a few hours away! I quickly went through my Stampendous stamps, plunked them on my craft table, and then winged it!
I’ve never recorded myself doing my mixed media projects for a few reasons: (1) it takes me 2 to 3 hours to complete a mixed media project, (2) I often don’t know what I’m going to create until I’m actually working on the canvas, and (3) I’ve only got a little camera to use for shooting my videos in 20-minute spurts, which means I’d have to stop and start several times, and pray that I don’t forget to wipe my hands before I touch the camera. This morning, however, I challenged myself (as if the looming deadline isn’t enough of a challenge!) to complete a mixed media canvas in 2 hours or less.
My little camera recorded 13 separate videos that totaled an hour and 20 minutes. After much editing (well, mainly fast-forwarding the videos and cutting out scenes where I paused a lot because I was either thinking or trying to look for some supply to use), I got it down to 17 1/2-minutes! I know your time’s precious and you’ve got better things to do than watch a really long video tutorial so hopefully, my video is short enough and will keep you a little entertained :o) It’s like my other videos tutorials — in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart. (And if you don’t hear any music yet, that means YouTube is still in the process of adding that to my video.)
Here are a couple of close-ups and then I’ve listed the supplies below. [It was such a nice spring day in Central California that I just had to take advantage of the sunshine for taking photos. Save for sharpening the photos to remove lens blur, I didn’t have to do any other lighting or color adjustments on these photos.]
Stamps: Large Tag, Wine Label, Bold Blossoms [Stampendous]; Love Script [OTC]; Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds, MOM Subway Art Builders #5 [STAMPlorations]
Inks: Inktense Blocks [Derwent]; Jet Black Archival Ink [Ranger]; Unicorn [Hero Arts]; Cantaloupe, Love Letter, Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue [Memento/Tsukineko]; Mustard Seed, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain Distress Inks [Ranger]
Markers: Black Soot Distress Marker [Ranger]; Alcohol Markers [Spectrum Noir]
Embossing: VersaMark [Tsukineko]; White Embossing Powder [Zing]; Gold Tinsel, Fran-Tage Mica Fragments [Stampendous]
Other Supplies/Tools: Heat-It Tool [Inkssentials]; Stencils [Heidi Swapp]; #5 Manila Tags [Avery]; ATC Paper, Burlap Ribbon [The Paper Studio]; Jute Twine; Gloss Gel Medium, Coarse Texture Gel [Liquitex]; 8″ by 10″ Gallery Wrapped Canvas; round brush
I’ m entering my project to Cute Card Thursday #314 – Floral Delights (so glad I came across this challenge blog — they accept any type of project, not just cards!), Word Art Wednesday #125 – Anything Goes, Artistic Inspirations #84 – Anything Goes, Southern Girls Challenge – Floral Frenzy, and 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #187 – Spring. My project also fits the current challenge at Inkspirational. The inspiration photo has colorful sheep, and while there aren’t any sheep in my canvas, it’s all spring-like! :o)
I’m also entering my mixed media canvas to the Stencils: Styling with Stencils Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I used 2 Heidi Swapp stencils — the big hearts stencil (which I used as a background) and the 6″ by 6″ butterflies stencil. I used coarse texture gel on the butterflies stencil. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and let dry, and then afterwards painted it with Inktense blocks and doodled around with Black Soot Distress marker. (You’ll see me do this in my video tutorial here.)
Thanks so much for stopping by!