Monday, 13 January 2014

Mixed Media Monday - Vase of Flowers!

Hi Friends! Sorry I have been away from the blog for so long! I have been busy all over so far in this New Year, but hopefully everything has steadied now! I have also been doing lots of clean up and reorganization... The whole family did a lot of yard work over the weekend.
 Before that I revamped my craft and bird room, so I can get a lot easier access to my craft desk and craft items, so I can hopefully craft more often now! Before it was just so cluttered with bird cages and bird stuff and tables and other random stuff! But thankfully It's all much better now!  I'm sure the birds appreciate it, too!

So this morning I crafted in my new space and enjoyed it! It was so easy to get to everything I needed. Wish I had have done it earlier! 

So here is my Mixed Media page for today done in my Art Journal:

To start I popped down square torn scraps of patterned paper with gel medium, and basically collaged the background, then popped down some texture paste through various size hole stencils. So the holes would be raised as bumps and give neat texture on the page. I Allowed that all to dry and painted over the whole thing with a dark red paint, and used a baby wipe in places to make it lighter.

Hopefully you can see the circle/dots/spots texture. I also sprayed a bit of white Mr Huey misting spray through a polka-dot stencil.

I just folded a piece of 6x6 paper in half and drew a half of a vase shape and cut it out, so that when I opened the piece I had a full vase shape that was symmetrical. Stuck that down with gel medium, and shaded it in with some Faber-Castell gelatos and big brush pens. Also some charcoal pencil helped with shading as well. I Also added some stamping as you can see of some more dots, and also some flourishes.

I outlined the vase with a black big brush marker pen. I then free hand drew some star shaped flowers on blue patterned paper. Cut them out and arrange them, I drew around each other them as well as adding some more dots. I felt they needed more layers to look a bit more realistic. So just got out a flower punch and punch some cream and blue flowers out to layer them up some more. And finished each flower center off with a red enamel dot. 

Last but not least was the quote, I found one online and shortened it, and stamped in Distress Ink first for a shadow on the letters, then in black Staz-On ink.  

I hope you liked my vase flower page, I hope to share more often now! 

I am going to hop about your awesome blogs this afternoon, in the meantime Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific new week!!! 

Hugs xoxo


May said...

Fabulous page Annmaree, Love the texture you have created.. great colours too, the vase & flowers are Brilliant... the quote is so true... Love it all....Thank you so much for the inspiration... Hugs May x x x

michelle hodges said...

Gorgeous and so creative!!
Love it you are rockin the mixed media! Love the sentiment too!
IKWYM I need to reorganize my scrap room and unpack it too! I havea couple items unpacked and that is all.

Lynn said...

Wonderful work Annmaree :) Love all the fab detail xx

brenda said...

Sounds like you have been mega busy Annmaree, but if you are anything like me a good clear up heps get the creative juises flowing better.

Lovely colours and texture on this piece of artwork.

B x

Cassandra C. said...

Hi Annmaree! Thank you for visiting with me, it's always nice to see you. :) I've been quite busy rearranging my art room and getting rid of things. haha!
I adore your vase of flowers and love the texture that looks embedded in the background. Very pretty!
I hope you're doing well. Have a great day!!

Danie May said...

Must be that time of year, as I too have been doing a bit of a tidy up......Thanks so much for visiting an following my blog recently. I popped over to say hi and wow, I just love your journal page, I am on a journaling adventure myself this year with Journal52 so its always nice to find others doing similar things with their art. Loving your animated siggy too! Have a great week! Danie xx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

My room was tidy ...once !
love the journal page ..Lots of interesting elements to please the eye .
hugs Shirley-Anne

MagsB said...

Oh wow, oh wow! This is stunning! (And that's a word I use only when I comment on a knock-out creation!) You know how in video games your characters 'level up' and get more attack power, magic, etc? (Well, they do in the Final Fantasy games I play!) You are levelling up in your Mixed Media creations, and I'm so looking forward to seeing what you do next! :D

love Mags B xx

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree

Well I am only a week behind in commenting!!! Tut, tut!!!

Great project here and your colour choices are gorgeous.

You sound like you have been super busy with all the clearing and re-organising. That always feels good doesn't it .. .. until you can't remember the "new" place you decided to store something LOL!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely lovely page Annmaree gorgeous image and fabulous colours,
lorraine x

Merry said...

Wonderful work all the added dots and circles, terrific shading on the vase.