Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Scrap Matrix DT - 'hello' Art Journal Page for September Challenge

Hello arty friends of Scrap Matrix, Lydia back to share my project for this months Scrap Matrix Challenge. I had a little bit of fun and got messy with this months challenge which is 'Watercolour & Words'. So be sure to head over to the Scrap Matrix Shares Faceboook group to enter this months challenge.

For my project and interpretation of this challenge I had some fun and made a easy art journal page featuring Tim Holtz Distress Inks which you an find in the Scrap Matrix store HERE as my watercolour.

So here are some close ups of this art journal page. If you have seen my previous projects for Scrap Matrix you will know the colours I use. I will always have some sort of pinks and blues on my projects with a touch of other colours too. These colours just sing out to me and I find it easy to create with them.
For my 'Watercolour & Words' challenge project as  mentioned above I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in the colours 'worn lipstick', 'tattered rose', 'peacock feathers' and 'mustard seed'. All of these colours can be found in the Scrap Matrix store in both mini and regular size. 
Now to achieve the background effect I have here, all I did was use the packing technique. All you will need to a little piece of plastic packaging, with a little bit of ink and a spray of water and than simply rub that on your surface. 
As for the word part of the challenge I used a 13 Arts stencil called 'Art Brush' which can be found in the Scrap Matrix store HERE. I just used the words passion, inspire and create with some white texture paste on the background. I also used a wood veneer Heidi Swapp 'hello' from here mixed media Project Life set.

I love how this art journal page turned out and I have to say it is my favourite project for Scrap Matrix so far. I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope to see you all over on the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook group entering the challenges.
Lydia xxx
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Scrap Matrix DT - Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Hello Scrap Matrix blog readers, Lydia back to share my second project of the month with a fun and bright mini mixed media canvas. As I am a traditional 12x12 scrapbooker with only dabbling in mixed media I had a lot of fun and releasing my arty messy self with this canvas. And I love the colours!!!

For this project I used a 4x4 white canvas with a depth of 1.5inches that I had in my stash.
I then glued some twine from the Scrap Matrix store then to use black gesso to paint over both the twine and canvas.

I than added some white acrylic paint splatters to the background. Next was time to get messy with some Dylusions Ink Sprays in the colours Bubblegum Pink and Calipso Teal. I used these inks to colour a paper doily from my stash and to also colour some fun metal trinkets from the Scrap Matrix store. 
I hope you all enjoyed this little canvas as much as I enjoyed making it and getting messy.
I will be back very soon to share another project.

Lydia xxx
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