Friday, August 1, 2014

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3 - Stencils and Pastes


It's time for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3. This month our challenge is to use stencils with paste on your mixed media project. You can make any kind of mixed media project - card, ATC, scrapbook page, canvas, altered item, etc...

Our sponsor this month is the awesome crafty retailer Eclectic Paperie. They are generously offering our random winner a $25 gift certificate to their store. And, our super talented guest designer is Karen Crossen.



For my project, I decorated an oval paper mache box from Hobby Lobby. First, I covered the whole box in gesso. Then I covered the bottom of the box with scrapbook paper using Multi Medium. On the  lid, I colored the sky using watercolors and Tim Holtz Distress Paint. I mixed my own color of glitter for the "sand" on the bottom. I used Martha Stewart glitters. I used a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop - Palm Tree TCW257 for the Palm Tree, sun and birds. I used Liquitex Modeling Paste that I colored using custom colors I created from acrylic paints. I added a lot of modeling paste because I wanted the tree and other elements to have lots of texture and to stand out. After the modeling paste dried, I added some highlights to images using Faber Caste Stampers Big Brush Pens. To finish off the lid, I cut some surfboards out of scrapbook paper and adhered them to the sand area and I painted the edge of the lid red with acrylic paint.



Remember, you have until midnight August 31 to link up your project. I can't wait to see what everyone make this month. Thanks for stopping by.  Now go pull out your stencils and pastes and start creating!!!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE the palm tree and the glitter sand! I like how you colored your modeling paste and sand! This would be fun box to store some summery trinkets!

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  2. That's the sweetest little landscape, and it coordinates beautifully with the patten paper on the box. Blessings!

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  3. Just gorgeous! I love your glitter sand, what a great way to add texture! Your tree and sun look so 3d, just wonderful! :)

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  4. i love that you created a beach scene on a box top. it's so pretty and even prettier in person!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  5. OMGosh, what a cute box and the top is wonderful! Really like that sand!!! You are so good with mixed media!

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  6. Love EVERYTHING about this but especially that palm tree! WOW!

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  7. what a beautiful summer box-love it!!

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  8. This is just amazing, Donna! Love your creative scene--wonderful project!

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