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Mixed media on Monday

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Hi there, Joy here with some art journal inspiration for this weeks Mixed Media on Monday.
This week I was inspired by Brigit Koopsen, a talented artist who designs stamps for Carabelle Studios and has an awesome blog with so much mixed media inspiration.

I pulled out my old brayer and some Dina Wakley paints and started on my colour block background. It’s a pretty simple way to get a basic background started and you can also create the same look with paint brushes.

Now since I’m not much of a doodler, I used stencils and stamps to help me add some interest to this page.
mixed media, art journal
Now most of this background will end up being covered by the time I’m finished. I use to think this was crazy back when I was learning about mixed media… Why did people cover up all that awesomeness?

Well it’s for good reason and I now I don’t even blink at eye at doing this in my own art journal or on a canvas.
mixed media, art journal
Here’s a close up of some of the detail & stencilling…
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I stencilled in the houses with black paint, then covered the sky area with gesso and then a layer of Sky Dina Wakley paint. Now because the paint it semitransparent you can still see some of the work I covered up.

After the sky was finished I had to redo the houses as I was not that neat when painting the sky.
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The trees were created with a leaf style stencil & Lime paint. I doodled around the shape
to finish them off.

Now in my opinion every house should have a dog, so I added a little stamped image from the My Favourite Things Top Dog set. Isn’t he cute?

mixed media, art journal page with Lucy Dog stamp from My Favourite Things
I did go back in with more stencils before adding my sentiment, I finished it all off with some simple doodles on the houses and some white paint splatters.

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Happy arting my creative friends.Joy @ scrapbooknerd.comScrapbookNerd.com


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