Thursday, April 9, 2015
Alpha Stickers & Mixed Media!
Hello friends! I love the new Double Dot Alpha Stickers - both the size and the colors are so versatile for all types of projects. Today I am sharing some mixed media projects, showcasing the Tuxedo alpha stickers & the new Carnival collection.
One of my favorite ways to unwind and express myself creatively is Art Journaling. It is a great way to collect favorite quotes or thoughts, and to experiment with various mixed media techniques. Here is the page I created for today, with one of my favorite song lyrics:
Just to Love by Keri Babbitt
The bold black Tuxedo alpha stickers create the focal point on the left side, with a long song lyric quote. I love how the words pop off the layered background.
I love the color combination of pinks & blues, and I've explored this palette here, with glimmer spray, ink, pearlescents, and glitter pastes in blue/pink/gold hues.
The different art mediums soak into the vintage journal paper in different ways, and it is fun to watch them as they dry and blend. I played around with techniques like dripping, blotting, brushing, and masking on this page.
Along with art mediums, I layered with thin accents, like washi tape, vellum, and Noteworthy diecuts. All of these products come together in an interesting way when experimenting in the freestyle process of art journaling.
Another favorite for me is creating ATC's with little tidbits and leftovers after an art journal project. Here is a simple gold-themed ATC I created with art journal scraps:
BoBunny Supplies Used:
Stickers: Double Dot Tuxedo Alpha
6x6 Paper Pad: Carnival
Dot Jewels: Citrus
Washi Tape: Black & White
Pearlescents: Gold, Licorice, Brilliant Blue, Butterscotch, Sugar
Ink Pad: Blueberry, Licorice, Sugar
Glimmer Spray: Bronze, Frost, Gold, Sugar, Tutu
Glitter Paste: Gold
Dies: Elegant Border, Flourish
Stickable Stencils: Cascade, Bliss, Brocade