Saturday, March 5, 2011

MIXED MEDIA / ART JOURNAL PROJECT

Hello Papercrafters!  I am very excited this week, because I started a 3 week Mixed Media Class taught by Christy Tomlinson and it is based on her "SHE Art" series.  While the inspiration is Christy's "she art", the fundamentals/techniques being taught on how to build a mixed media background with lots of layers and texture are the real lesson here.  And I think my first project based on this weeks video lessons is different from anything I have ever created.  Christy will be offering this class again in the future :  http://www.christytomlinson.typepad.com/
I decided to practice these techniques on canvas paper, before trying to create an acutal canvas for the wall.  I'm not new to using textured mediums like pumus, tissue paper, modeling paste, crackle paste, etc or paint, ink and stamps. But I have never brought them together in this way, with so many layers!  I did hold my breathe a couple of times when adding more stamped images. After I got to a certain point and had invested so much into it, I was afraid I was going to mess it up.  Our "SHE Art" Flickr group HERE.
And I chose a verse that I was reminded of over on the LOC blog for Faith Art Friday.  When I was reading it, I immediately remembered a song that used to me a favorite of mine years ago, by Steven Curtis Chapman called Free.  Please stop by and check out a new Faith Art Friday project each week HERE.
FREE by Steven Curtis Chapman
I get so caught up in my daily life, that is so easy to forget those years so long ago when I was not free.  My life in comparison is so different now and I am so thankful for my Saviour who set me free.  If you have never experienced the freedom that comes through salvation, then this may be a foreign concept to you and may not make sense at all.  But believe me, once you have experienced it, you know how real it is.  As always I welcome your emails if you have questions regarding this spiritual topic!

I hope you weekend is a beautiful one!
hugs,
Melisa

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You can view my other Faith Art projects HERE.

See all my MIXED MEDIA TUTORIALS HERE
See all my MIXED MEDIA / COLLAGE PROJECTS HERE
See all my ART JOURNAL PROJECTS HERE

12 comments:

Patti J said...

SQUEAL!!! I want to do this class!!! Beautiful, dear friend, love the verbage!!!

Lori said...

Love, love, love this Melissa! You did a great job, with all of the mediums you mentioned, wow. I never realized how much went into to the 'mix'. Can't wait to see more!

Jennie said...

Wowzers Melisa!! Lovely job on this and such a fabulous mix... What an exciting class this must be.

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous project, Melisa! I got a laugh from Patti J. "squealing" but it's a perfect reaction!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome creation dear. I love it.

Marcy said...

Oh, Melisa! Not only is your creation stunning, but the topic is so dear to my own heart. Wonderful!

Amy Johnson said...

wow! What a beautiful work of art! Love it!

MaxineD said...

Love your work of the heart - the art and the words too - awesome!!

Cass said...

Hi...I just found your blog through Christian Paper Crafts! I read you were the guest designer and I LUUUVVV your creations, they are so my style and what I myself love to create! I would love to take this class and learn more about mixed media, going to go check it out! Welcome to CPC and I very much look forward to seeing all your pretty art!

Have a great day!

Heather Jensen said...

This is amaizing Melisa. I would love to make a journal. FAb job girl! :)
Hugs~

Darcy said...

She is so pretty! Love this girl Melisa!

Matt said...

This is absolutely wonderful Melisa!!! Beautiful

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