Monday, March 5, 2018

Mixed Media Monday: Working on Kraft paper #ShowusyourMEdia Challenge

Hi everyone! It's Monday so that means Mixed Media time! I definitely wanted to play in the Dina Wakley Show Us Your MEdia Challenge and I have been eyeing the Kraft paper in the DWM journal for sometime. I think the reason I struggle with this surface the most is because I always start with gesso on any other surface and this surface is unique in that it's not white and that's what makes it amazing. I love seeing the colors of paints pop on this surface so I tried really hard not to go overboard with my paint like I normally do! 

That wasn't the only thing taking me out of my comfort zone today. I also decided to play with a warm color palette and picked out Ruby, Magenta and Lemon to start out my background. You can see I did introduce Turquoise for that extra pop of a contrasting color. Once I added that color, I fell in love with this page. I love that feeling and it's the reason I art journal. This quote from the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers means SO much to me. I so long to be brave. 

The challenge prompt this month talks about creating a piece of art about who you want to be and it's never to late to become that. I long to live free from my anxiety, live in the moment without worrying about the future or dwelling in the past. I saw these words and knew they belonged on this page.

I really enjoyed creating on this surface that used to intimidate me so much. Now I wish the journal had more Kraft pages in it! This shows exactly how the colors pop against that Kraft surface. I found so much joy in this page using colors I normally wouldn't, thinking about who I want to be and just getting lost in the little moments I steal away for myself throughout a day to create art!

I hope you enjoy the process video as well. It's fun to see it come together from a blank page to something so full of color, meaning and beauty. You can watch it here on my blog or head to my YouTube channel to subscribe so you don't miss a video when it comes out. Every Monday I'll be back with a new mixed media video for you!

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Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paint (Ruby, Magenta, Lemon, Turqouise0
Dina Wakley Media Stamp (Text and Scribbles)
Archival Ink (Black Soot)
Uni Posca White Marker
Stabilo Marks All
Ranger Ink Palette Knife
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Small Talk Stickers

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