Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I did two projects for Canvas Corp/7Gypsies to be used for a blog hop with Authentique Paper. I loved the products and had so much fun combining scrap book design with my new love of mixed media art. I did a garden journal. I find that growing flowers is good for the soul and I love my flowers. There are several hidden journaling spots in the journal. Something new I did that I would not have done a couple years ago is cover everything in Mod Podge. I love it and I think it adds protection to the album. Try it!!
Feel free to check out the Canvas Corp blog here: http://canvascorp.com/blog/
I also did a canvas. Again, just dig out your stash of patterned paper scraps and piece together a picture, all the time adding texture with inks, papers, words, etc. I used the Authentique Lively collection for both pieces and loved the texture and feel of this high quality paper. I also love Stazon ink. I don't think anything compares. (No, I am not geting anything from either company).
I have been scrap booking for years, but when I have thrown in this mixed media element, I think it has given me such a freedom to create. As a scrapper, i was very symmetrical and clean. Here I can slap on things here and there that go a little more outside the box. Give it a try, and don't be afraid to just keep adding and if you don't like something, just keep on layering until you have covered up what you don't like.
Off topic, I am saddened by the election, but I pray for our country and its leaders. Everything God does is good and right and he is in control. Keep the faith and keep on praying.