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Friday 2 September 2022

Creative Artiste #86 September 2022

 There is less than a week to go before our little princess is due back in school. She is getting super excited about getting to know her new teacher and being reunited with all her classmates and sharing stories of their summer holidays.

But before that....

 ....Welcome to a new challenge at

Creative Artiste is a monthly 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 the challenge last month. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
We have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for all our winners.

I finally got around to making a project I've wanted to do for ages. I decorated a paintbrush.

This is a 3" (7.5 cm) new paintbrush with a wooden handle and nylon bristles. It's length measures 10" (25 cm).

I started by wrapping a  length of thin lace around the brush and gluing  in place. I gessoed the brush, extending the white gesso onto the lace and bristles. 

I built up the composition with various resin pieces I'd made with mostly Prima moulds. I stuck them all in place with Heavy Body Gel to hold them securely in place. Then gave them a coat of white gesso.

I then layered different blue acrylic paints over the brush and resins starting with a light blue all over and gradually going darker in the deeper areas. I used water in some areas to get the paint to flow into all the crevices.
Once the paints were dry I dry brushed gold acrylic paint all over to finish.

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our challenge as many times as you like. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the fabulous mixed media projects created by our multi talented team.

Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our 
September challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Thursday 1 September 2022

Crafts Galore Encore September 2022

Well, August exceeded all expectations with a wonderful week meeting and spending time with my lovely friend and her fabulous family. I feel so blessed to have had this opportunity for us to meet in person and the wonderful memories will last forever. Now we have to start saving so we can do it again!

Meanwhile .....

.... there is a new challenge starting today at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with last month's challenge. The winners have been announced on the challenge blog. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. There is a full list of rules on the challenge blog.

Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor this month is:
who are offering a $6 store voucher for our lucky winner.

I have made an 8"x 8" (20 x 20cm) card using an image from our sponsor.

I used papers from an old LOTV Nitwit paper pad called Perfect Pair. I matted all the layers on plain white card.

The image I chose to use is called A Little Note. I coloured the image with my Copics then cut the image to fit on the card, mounting it on white card. 

I used an old Cheery Lynn die to cut some flourishes from white card and coloured them with Copics. I stamped a sentiment to finish the card.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team using  Jan's Digi Stamps images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in this month's challenge.

I have entered this card in the following challenges: