Friday, 2 September 2016

DT post for Creative Artiste - challenge #18

Hi everyone! It's September - can you believe it? I just don't know where this year has gone.
It's time for a new challenge over on Creative Artiste.
The sponsor this month is:

The theme is anything mixed media goes.
I had some cardboard packaging that I had been holding onto for ages, so I decided to use it for this project.
There were 2 pieces - a flat piece & a frame shape.
I covered both with white gesso. Once the gesso had dried I taped a stencil onto the flat piece, I went over this with Versa Mark ink, carefully removed the stencil & sprinkled white embossing powder then heated with my heat gun.
I 'painted' over this with water then sprinkled with various colours of Brusho, left for a while for the 'magic' to work then used my brush to move the colour around. I left this to dry.
I wanted the frame to have some texture so I decided to use the tissue & Brusho technique.
I sprinkled Brushos onto the tissue, then spritzed with water. Dabbed various parts with kitchen roll. I had to leave this to fully dry.
I picked out the Scrapmatts board pieces I wanted to use, covered the circle with gold Inka Gold and the words with blue Inka Gold. I placed some pearls on the circle where there were small board circles.
Found a rocket stamp & stamped this onto silver paper with black Stazon & cut out.
My piece with the embossing had now dried. I wiped over the embossing to remove the paint.
Stamped & embossed the sentiment. Stamped & embossed the small stars. Used some gold texture paste through a star stencil. Left this to dry.
Back to the frame. The tissue had dried so I screwed it up to get the texture. Covered the frame with Mod Podge & placed the tissue onto the frame, making more creases as I went along. Covered it all with Mod Podge once it was all covered, then dried with heat gun. Lightly applied gold Inka Gold to highlight the texture.
Placed the frame onto the flat piece & arranged the elements.
Hop over to Creative Artiste & see the other DT projects, join in the challenge, you have a month to enter your projects & we would love to see them.

We are having a DT call this month for crafters who love their mixed media. Details of requirements and how to apply can be found over on the blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
A Vintage Journey - create within a frame (6/10)


  1. Hi Bev this is stunning I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fantastic work Bev. This looks amazing and full of movement and I love what you've done with the frame part too. I was particularly interested to read about the Brusho tissue technique. That's new to me and something to try. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

  3. A wonderful creation Bev. The effects with the Brushos look amazing and the pretty pearls are a perfect finishing touch xx

  4. Absolutely Awesome work as always Bev, I love the way you have used all the elements with the brusho.

    Hugs xxxx

  5. Wonderful colors and texture on your frame Bev - and I love the air current swirls in your great outerspace scene! thanks for joining us in the AVJ Create within a frame challenge! Julia xx

  6. Fabulous pieece, really creative! Thanks so much for joining us over at A Vintage Journey!


Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. So kind of you to take the time to visit.
Bev xx