Archive | July 2011


Hey Everyone!!! I want to thank everyone for coming to my Come2chat on monday! It was a blast having you all and can’t wait until next Monday! On Monday I showed a few new techniques and did some more work on the Mixed Media Canvas we are doing step by step. Today I showed using clippings from magazines as our main focus in our journals.
First I will discuss the background techniques. The first one I did was a very easy one, it was a resist background using white crayon. I drew all over the blank journal page and then painted over it, sprayed with a bit of water and wiped the paint off to show the resist underneath. You can do this several times with different colors if you choose to get a really cool effect.
The next one I did was a crack effect. Cynthia had done this a while back and I loved it and wanted to reshow everyone and use it as a background. You first apply your background color and let dry. You then take white glue ( I used Elmers) and brush all over background AND while wet add your top color. It is so inexpensive, dries very quickly and results are almost instant!You can see the video here
The third one I did was a graffiti type background. I took yellow, green and blue acrylic paint and just painted all over the page. Then I took a stencil (I used a piece of scrapbook paper that is already die cut) and sprayed Tulip Fabric paint in dark purple and pink on top. It came out so cool and can be used for so many different type backgrounds. I wrote Become Brave on it. That was message for the day! We need to Become Brave in our lives and try things we want to but are afraid to do! The video is here
The Mixed Media Canvas video is here where we added papers and stamps.



Creative Edventures Come2Chat July 18th Mixed Media Art Journal

Hi!! On my Creative Edventures COME@CHAT  on July 18, I did 3 quick projects. My first project was 2 different ways to do a background on your Art Journal. The first one I painted both pages black and dropped white paint in scribbles on one page and closed the book. It made an awesome design! I then put the prompt on one side Live Your Life In Color, and the other side drew a small doll and glued them on. The video for this is here
The second page I did the same way except I painted both pages yellow and then did purple drips on one side closed the book and then dripped blue paint to make drippies. I then took a stamp and stamped two times, on 2 different orange papers. I painted one with glitter and sparkles and the other with chalk. Placed them on a scrapbook background paper glued on and used the prompt “She thought she could…so she did!” The video is included in the video above.
I also took a baby wipe with watercolors sprinkled on to use as background! I love this! Here is a short video showing this technique
The last thing I did was started a mixed media canvas. Every week at noon est on Mondays at Creative Edventures Come2Chat, I will show a new layer on the canvas to get layer after layer to get to a great Mixed Media Canvas! Here is the video and some pictures below.Come visit us here at Creative Edventures every Mon-Wed- and Fri for Come2chat AND Monday NIGHT AT 9 PM EST for In the Zone with Roberta and Cynthia and Thursdays at Noon est with Amanda for In the paint Box!!!!!!

Creative Edventures Come2Chat July 11th Mixed Media Art Journal

I really enjoyed this weeks Come2Chat. We had some issues with Linqto but over all I was happy with the feedback I received. I did two cheap and easy background techniques to use in all sorts of ways. The First one was an Art Journal. I took the Art Journal Page and slapped Gesso all over it and textured it by scrapping and using the circle bottom of a glue stick and other techniques to add texture. Once dry, I used Watercolor pencils or crayons—watercolor paints can be used too and sprayed my gesso with a fine mist of water and added colors. I used a brush to spread around color until I got the look I wanted. I then took a small sketch I did of a face, copied it on my printer and colored with prisma colored pencils. Any kind will do-or you can paint the face or use copic markers. I had already decided on my prompt (thanks to Dawn Taylor and the B-52’s) so I knew this Face would fit perfect! The prompt was “Let’s Dance in the garden with torn sheets in the Rain” I then cut face out after colored, glued it on the page and wrote out the quote in sharpies (any markers would do) and outlined letters in black. I cut them out and glued them on…added a bit of sparkle to her eyes and lips and I was finished!!! You can see the video HERE and there are pics below.