Hi everyone, it's Erin Bassett here. This week the Design Team was challenged to use a combination of Design Memory Craft™ and Clear Scraps products. Clear Scraps manufactures some beautiful artistic pieces for mixed media. Check out their website for more information. I was really excited to use these products. This is what I came up with...a mini art journal. By allowing myself the creative freedom to combine elements into one project, I bloomed as an artist.
Here's how I created the pages.
For the first page I covered the chipboard piece with Gesso and then layered Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. To create the flower embellishment, I took the chipboard piece and applied the Silver Texture Luxe over a stencil from the 101 collection to create a pattern. Once that was dry, I placed the stencil back on the chipboard and traced the pattern with a PITT® Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156 and then mounted it on top of a foil cupcake liner that I was smashed flat.
The button on top was colored with the PITT® Artist Pen Cobalt Green #156.
For the backside of that page I mounted layered cupcake liners and topped it with a clear button that I colored as well.
To add texture to this clear acrylic page, I used Silver Texture Luxe and a stencil from the 101 collection . I created the same design on both sides of the page being careful to line up the pattern . Once it was dry, I marked and smudged the edges of the pattern with a PITT® Artist Pen.
For this chipboard page I used the 3 x 12 Bloom where you are Planted stencil from Clear Scraps and traced over it with the Stamper's Big Brush White Pen and then shadowed it with the PITT® Artist Pen. I also used Copper and Pearl Texture Luxe with the stencil to create the flower. Once everything was dry, I rubbed a Banana Gelatos® around the background.
For the backside of the page, I added Gesso and then used both the small and the large dot dabber with the Snow Cone Gelatos® to create circles all over the page. I outlined the larger ones using a Black #199 PITT® Artist Pen. I again used the 3 x 12 Bloom where you are Planted stencil and Banana Gelatos® to create and color the flowers. The Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen was used along with letter stamps to add the quote to this and the following pages.
I mounted a square of sticky backed canvas onto this clear page. I added Gesso to the canvas and then used a stencil from the Scandinavian collection and the Stamper's Big Brush pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. I also scribbled a bit of color onto my craft mat and added a drop of water to it so I could brush it on around the design. Next I used the Texture Gems™ Ice Liner to trace around parts of the design. Lastly, I sprinkled some glitter to add some sparkle.
The backside of the page also has canvas that was prepped with Gesso. I used a wash of the Banana Gelatos® to color the background. While that dried I mixed together the Blueberry Gelatos® and Whipped Spackle Paste. Next, I applied it over a stencil from the Scandinavian collection. Once dried, I added some doodles with a PITT® Artist Pen. The leaves and flag were rubbed with the Lime and Bubble Gum Gelatos® onto white cardstock. Next I cut them out into the shapes I needed. I also made a wash with the Cobalt Green#156 Stamper's Big Brush pen and water and dipped some cotton lace into it to dye it blue.
For the last page I added some Gesso and then used a Texture Card to add a pattern. Once it was dry, I made a color wash with Cobalt Green#156 Stamper's Big Brush pen and water and applied it to the background. On a piece of white cardstock I brushed a wash of Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Dark Chrome Yellow #109 and Cadmium Yellow #107. I used a stamp from the Gelatos Dolce 2 gift set to add another design element. Once again, I created the leaves by rubbing the Lime Gelatos® onto the paper and then cut it into the shape I needed. The veins were added with a May Green #170 Stamper's Big Brush Pen. Lastly, I added a dot of the Pearl Texture Gems Liner to each of the flowers.
I hope this inspires you to use a variety of mixed media products on your Clear Scraps art journal pages.