Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Everything you need...


When I was  thinking about doing mixed media it was kind of daunting to think that I needed all this stuff to do it.. A whole new list of things popped up that I had never heard of Gesso, Pit pens, Montana markers, Gel medium. Well I really thought now I can't do that there is just too much to get.. I brought the Gesso as this seemed to be the one thing that was used on everything. I was sitting down having a coffee and I was still thinking about all the other stuff I would need, when I read my stars in the paper.  Well what did it say you ask? Well it said. "You already have everything you need to do what you want".. So I thought hmm.  I had some paints already, I can make stencils this is one of my home made ones around the border of this page.  I used a second hand gardening journal to try it out at first to see if it was something that I wanted to follow through with. Yes, I am so glad that I have tried this and I love it!! I love the messiness of it, all the paint and sprays.  I have slowly gathered other things over the months but these words have always stuck with me.  That hey you can do it, you don't have to have everything to start, the main thing is if you want to try it, is to give it a go and to just start with what you have.

On this page I used clingwrap over really wet paint to give it some texture and let it dry overnight.. The border is with my homemade stencil and the circles are a bottle lid dipped in paint.  Some splatters of paint that was fun got it everywhere.. I wasn't sure about the purple and yellow but I liked it with the black splashes on top, it really toned it down. The numbers are done with a stencil from Dylusions and some gesso its one of my favourites to use.. Charcoal pencil around the printed wording..

Just for fun I am going to pop these at the following..
Artists in blogland
Balzer designs
Paint party Friday
Have a great day
Sandy :)

24 comments:

  1. Oh Sandy this looks so good, wish I liked getting messy with paints/sprays etc but I don't. As soon as I get mucky I have to clean it off lol.
    Great use of all the things you had to hand.
    Elaine

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  2. G'day Sandy
    this looks awesome...well done. YES we all have everything we need already for mixed media indeed
    hugs
    Annette In Oz

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  3. Sandy, I really love this spread! Awesome work :)

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  4. Oo inky fun Sandy, oh what fun!! LOVE the colours...thanks for sharing happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #36

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  5. You did it kid!!!! And now you are hooked - isn't this so much fun. Your pages are wonderful and cannot wait to see more!!
    sandy

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  6. Oh, how I love that quote, Sandy! Good for you for taking it, allowing it to sink in, and then acting on it in a brilliant artistic way!!

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  7. HI Sandy, my first time to see your blog, and I really like this piece. you are using my favorite colors. You are really a good mixed media artist. I have a problem with all the layering I get a musssy mess. I have been staying with my colored. pencils.

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  8. I agree you have everything you need.... if you want to do it on the cheap hit up the dollar stores, they often have great bits to use in mixed media. I think originally people just used what they had, it's now become so commercial... Good for you and it's beautiful so you win!!

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  9. Love work, I too have just started mix media and was daunted by the long list, half the stuff you cant get in my country. So I just use my home made stamp that I carve out of rubbers, and stencils I cut out of glossy paper and good old pastels, pencils and acrylics and it works. So keep it up your work is lovely.

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  10. Wonderful journal pages, dear Sandy. Love your work!
    HPPF Erika

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  11. Great inventive spread. Love your home made stencil and the texture the cling wrap created. xox

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  12. Love the complementary colors in these pages and all the wonderful lettering!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. Beautiful piece. Love the message and the colors.

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  14. This is very good. I love the cling wrap technique LOL
    Have a very nice weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  15. this came out splendidly Sandy!! Love it!

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  16. Very wise words and beautiful painting with these words. I think the same and many interesting things happens.
    Have a nice PPF

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  17. Sandy, I love the message of this page and purple is my favorite color! The golden yellow really pops on it. Who'd have thought that the items that were always relegated to the kitchen, i.e. cling wrap, would become indispensable to an artist! Wonderful page spread. -Terri

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  18. True words! We always think we need more than we do. Glad you jumped in and started creating and shared it with us!

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  19. So true about the supplies but they sure are fun to buy! Love your piece for this week. HPPF!

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  20. Great journal page and wonderful quote. I love the unexpected ways inspiration strikes!

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  21. That is a terrific journal page - I am a real "tool" person - can't help myself but you are right. Each of us, no matter what tools we own, have "enough". I think the desire to create is enough. Wonderful work - the purple and yellow are great and you are right the black does tone it down a bit.

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  22. You shared this with Make it Monday as well?
    great work with mixed media .
    love the improvising too .
    thanks for sharing

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  23. Fabulous page and colors Sandy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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