Monday, May 6, 2019

Mixed Media Monday: Distress Oxide Sprays + A Video Voice Over Take Over with my Daughter!

Hi Everyone! I recently picked up 3 colors of Distress Oxide sprays and finally used them to create this tag in my art journal. I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Tag It challenge from last week (so obviously, didn't get this entered) but love the page and how it turned out. I used the new Large white tags from Dina Wakley Media Incredibly, all of the colors created on this tag were made by using only 3 Distress Oxide inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber) When I was thinking about trying this new medium (even though I wanted ALL the colors) I decided to pick 3 primary-ish colors knowing they would mix and  blend to give beautiful multiple color blends. Choosing these colors or 2-3 of your favorite colors is a great way to try new things to decide if you're going to use them or not.

I'm obsessed with this purple the Mermaid Lagoon and Picked Raspberry created! I also did some tone on tone stamping with the same colors of Distress Oxide Inks to create a little texture in the background. 

To create the wings I stamped a dragonfly stamp from Red Lead Paperworks on some old book paper and cut them out. Then I collaged them on my tag and in the end added purple shimmery stickles to them - which I LOVE. I also cut out some random words to place over the lips of my DWM collage girl. This pretty much sums up my current mood lately as I've been feeling super down and out with my artistic abilities and whatnot as I feel forgotten or cast off; unkown even! Which is silly but sometimes it feels as though I'm being passed on by but I'm also reminded that I do art for me and sharing it is something I love whether I inspired 1 single person or 100!

So, to counter the feeling of oblivion, I loved this sentiment that comes in the dragonfly stamp set. While I may have this feeling, I am going to continue to open my wings to the world....with my art, with myself, with trying new things and even living an entirely new lifestyle as we gear up to sell our little fixer upper this summer! 

That said, one thing I'm doing to start this opening of my wings is finally hit the trigger on my Patreon Page! I'm calling this little announcement my soft launch. Yes, if you enjoy my art, my YouTube Videos and would love to support me in this way so I can continue to provide free content while also providing more real time tutorials and possibly workshops with kits, I would love to have your support! I'm still adjusting the tiers a bit but nothing will be taken away from what is offered currently. Just rethinking (over thinker here) what to best rewards your patronage with! 

Also, here is the process video I made for this page. My daughter took over my voice over for this one and it's pretty cute to hear her describe what I do! LOL I hope you'll enjoy it as well!

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