Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #9 - Think Pink

 It's time for the February Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our theme is "Think Pink." Just make any type of mixed media project that has pink on it somewhere. How fun is that?

Our sponsor this month is the awesome online retail store Ellen Hutson. They are giving our lucky random winner a $25 store credit!! You can get so many mixed media art supplies with that. Remember, you must enter to win!

We also have an amazing Guest Designer this month. One of my favorite crafty friends, Teri Anderson. She has made a beautiful mixed media card for this challenge that you will love!!

I ran with that theme and made a 6 x 6 project on thick chipboard with pink on it everywhere!!! I made the background with patterned paper, spray inks, stencils, Gelatos and silver rub-ons. For the edges I colored some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle that I colored with Gelatos. I just put some on a palette knife and rubbed it along the edges to make a frame effect. I love to do this. It adds lots of texture to the piece and finished off the edges.

I cut the outline of the heart on burlap using a Maya Road heart mask. Then I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed it with ink sprays and used the heat gun in between to speed up the drying time. I experimented with different ink sprays and the best were the Adirondack Sprays which are made for fabrics. They showed up the most on the burlap. After I got the colors I liked I sprayed the heart one last time with Smooch Spritz. You can't see it in the picture, but it makes the heart sparkle.  Then I used some Cosmo Cricket words finish it off with a sentiment. I outlined the edges of the words with a Distress Marker and adhered the heart to the canvas with a hot glue gun.


  1. Gorgeous mixture of details! Love the texture and mix of colors on your heart.

  2. I really like all the rich textures in your mixed media pink heart, that's very appropriate for Valentine's Day. By the way, congratulations on being one of the winners in the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - January. Blessings, my friend!


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