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Friday, 6 October 2017

Creative Artiste #31 October 2017

Welcome to my October post for 
We are a challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #30 in September. Your projects were fabulous and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are being sponsored by:

Who have this wonderful prize for our winner.
A Decoart Mixed Media Starter set.

I have made a 10"x 12" (25 x 30 cm) canvas.

I started by painting the base with DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Spa Blue to give a pale turquoise background.  Then I randomly stamped a PaperArtsy clock with Coffee Archival ink and I used a large Americana Old French Script stencil with texture paste. Finally for the base I added random patches of DecoArt Crackle Paste.

I die-cut the clock twice and glued them together before giving it a rusty appearance using DecoArt Americana Burnt Sienna acrylic, Payne's Grey and Quinacridone Gold Fluid Acrylics. And a sprinkling of sand. I fixed it in place and added some glass beads and bamboo straws.

I arranged the rest of the diagonal display with a mix of paper, resin and clay flowers. Also metal embellishments and crystal beads.

I die-cut and embossed a Sizzix Tim Holtz butterfly and used the same colours as before. Once I was happy with the display I mixed Art Stones with gel medium and filled in around the elements.

Once everything was dry I added the top layers of paint using DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide. I watered each colour down to make it more fluid which, because the paints are highly pigmented you can do without losing any colour, and used a brush to dribble the paint.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create mixed media projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful mixed media projects created by our talented team.  Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.
I hope you all have a nice weekend. 

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-14.html x
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-no-89-anything-but-square.html x
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-4.html x


  1. Hi Andree, what a gorgeous piece. Love the color you choose as well. Hugs Pam xx

  2. Stunning creation Andree - love the dribble effect you've created. Shabneez x

  3. This is stunning Andree, love the colours and fabulous texture. Superb layout too.
    Linda xxx

  4. gorgeous canvas creation Andree. Loving the colors

  5. Hi Andree this is a stunning creation. I love it. Have a wonderful weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Fab artwork, Andree. Love the texture and the wonderful colours

  7. Fabulous Andree, love the design, colours and the texture is great, great make hun xx

  8. Wonderful canvas Andree, your design and layout is fabulous. Love the colours and the paint running down looks super. Hugs Jennifer xx

  9. Stunning depth, tone, colour and detail Andree. A lovely project!

  10. A stunning canvas. Fantastic colours and layout xx

  11. Absolutely stunning. Love the colours you've chosen too.
    Lynda xx

  12. This is just stunning love all those layers and textures hugs S xx

  13. A gorgeous canvas, I love the move of the paints, and the amount of textures you added. Beautiful!

  14. Stunning Andrée, amazing textures and design. Cathy x

  15. Your canvas is stunning I love it
    Sue xxx

  16. Gosh this does look good. Love the colouring and the rusty runs are fabulous. Lots of detailing gone into the making and the result is well ..... Ace. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Wow - this is amazing - love the colours - great canvas!

  18. Beautiful teal canvas and love the rusty drips!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

  19. Beautifully done mixed media piece, Andree! I absolutely love your color combo. Putting on my DT hat now -- we're really excited to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Emerald City this month. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  20. This is such a stunning piece, its also one of my favourite colour ways.

  21. Beautiful project. Love the colours. Judy

  22. This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

  23. Gorgeous! I just love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x


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