Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lots of experimenting

I recently saw a video by Donna Downey (now I can't seem to find the correct video) where she mixes Airbrush medium with acrylic paints to make a spray. I have been wanting to make sprays that are waterproof, so that I can apply more medium over top of them and the won't run, and this was just the inspiration I needed.

I mixed  Golden fluid acrylics in a 50/50 ratio with Airbrush Medium by Liqutex in a spray bottle. I then shook it up until it was completely mixed.

I started out the background by jounaling onto the page then collaging over it with text pages and washi tape.

I then used 3 colors of the sprays I made. I also sprayed some water to really make the colors run. After the first layer was dry i added a bit more and sprayed though a stencil. I really loved how this came out.

Next I used several more stencils and some white and black acrylic paint. A bit more spraying and then I scraped some white paint over areas with a palette knife.

Next I added the picture of my hands that I digitally altered. I used some border dies form Tim Holtz to go around my picture.

Lastly I added my saying. I printed the saying out and then colored some of the letters in and added some doodling and shadow to them. I added some stamping to the edges of the pages to draw your eye inward.

So that is it for my experimenting. I am definitely going to be mixing up more paint sprays. Simon Says Stamp is having an Anything Goes Challenge that I am submitting this to. Be sure to stop on over to see all of the creations. Thank you for stopping by today i hope i inspired you to try something new.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Journal page. Love the mix of bright colors and your experiments! Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.