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All of the cards, layouts and other handmade items displayed on this website are copyright to me, Lynne Mizera. Of course I would be flattered and more than happy for you to use any of the projects as inspiration. However, please respect my work and do not directly copy my projects or enter them into any magazines or competitions without my express written permission. All my cards and layouts and art projects are not to be used by any commercial enterprise for any financial, marketing or commercial gain.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I fell in love with this wee doggy digi, which I colored with my Copic markers and then added furry details with my brand new Prismacolor Pencil Crayons. (I purchased this 60-crayon set on-line from Amazon.ca for only $20 and the colors are beautiful and the soft leads blend as well as the expensive set - Swoon).
These pencils layed down color so beautifully that I filled in my books using only these crayons. Of course I fussy cut out both the books and the Doggy and used foam pop dots to mount them onto a card base, and I enhanced the sparkle in his eye with Some Close To My Heart Liquid Glass.
So why not join us this week over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers? You have until midnight, September 2nd to link up your doggie-related project for a chance to be selected as the Queen of Snark or one of her Princesses... Blog Candy is to be had!
As always, thanks for popping by to see what I am up to, and please do leave me a comment if you like what you see!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera
for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
|Our Front Yard with Cherry Tree in Full Bloom|
|And the back of the house (I am standing in our vegetable garden)|
|Create Your Day|
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
And just a note to all of YOU, my wonderful followers, this was so much fun I will be doing it again!
Scrapbooking, Card Making, Mixed Media Artist, Lynne Mizera
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Every Sunday over at the STAMPlorations' blog the design team will provide you with some inspiration featuring "Stencil Play". Today I am showing you two tags I created using the new CUTplorations Luggage Tag Nesting Dies, ARTplorations Stars Align stencil and the STAMPlorations Big Bloom Factory stamp:
What a lovely way to adorn a gift and make it personal at the same time. I like to make several tags at once and have them on hand so all I need to do is add the appropriate sentiment.
On a package or a gift bag these tags look great and a personal message on the back will turn them into a card or keepsake.
These tags came together quite quickly, as I cut the tags from one sheet of purple card stock; used Dylusion inks dabbed on with a paper towel through the stencil and added just a smear of some of my white mediums to create some sparkle and texture.
While my tags were drying I stamped several flowers on solid colored card stock in coordinating colors using ColorBox purple pigment ink, which I then cut out and mounted on the tags.
I chose my sentiments from another STAMPlorations set called Birds and Blooms and I added a bit of embellishment to the flower centers with my Ranger Liquid Pearls.
So the next time you want to increase the WOW factor of a gift you are giving think about using a tag!
|Products used on this project.|
|August Mixed Media Challenge Link|
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera
for the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
STAMPlorations products used on this project:
|CUTplorations Luggage Tag Dies|
|ARTplorations Stars Align Stencil|
|STAMPlorations Big Bloom Factory|
|STAMPlorations Birds and Blooms|
Friday, August 12, 2016
Happy Day Everyone! Today is my Mixed Media Tutorial day over at the STAMPlorations Blog and I am going to share with you one of my favorite mixed media techniques using stencils and masks. I will walk you through the steps to achieve a wonderful mixed media background rich with textures and patterns and colors in this simple four-step process that delivers amazing results. Here is my completed Art Journal page:
And here is a close up to show you some of those yummy details:
Now before I get started I would like to share this personal observation with you: "This simple, four-step method requires that you trust in the process, because this project will change drastically from what it looks like at the start to what it looks like at the finish. I encourage you to not quit before you get to the end of the process. I have discovered there is at least one point in every mixed media project where you won't like what is in front of you, but that only means you are Not Finished Yet, so just keep going (Smile)." These are the products I will be using for this tutorial:
|Step 1: Apply random paper scraps in a neutral color using a fluid medium.|
|Step 2: Apply paint through a stencil using a sponge applicator|
For this project I chose the ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil, which I taped down so it wouldn't move (painter's masking tape is great for this because it comes off the page so easily.) Designer Tip #1: Using only one stencil but lots of different colors will give your piece great energy without being too busy.
I chose to use Tim Holtz Distress Paints because they are sheer enough that my words still show through the paint and I like how quick they dry. Design Tip #2: Choose either a warm or a cool color pallet so that all the colors will blend beautifully when they overlap.
Next, using the same stencil, I added some white chalk paint to break up the colors a bit...
At this point I am totally trusting in the process because this is not the page I had envisioned when I started... Gulp!
|STEP 3: Using a Mask and paint or gesso cover it all up|
for this next bit. This is a Mask rather than a Stencil the difference being with a mask I will see my background whereas with a stencil I cover it up. Black gesso is my prefered medium for this step because it covers everything in one coat and it is so beautifully matte that it accepts any other medium overtop.
First I applied the black gesso, moving my mask around, turning it over and using its edges and corners until I had my general layout...
Then I cleaned the black gesso off my mask and repeated the process using my Maya Gold paint by Viva - this paint covers beautifully and has a wonderful shimmer.
So I just covered up all that extra gold with more black gesso until it looked like THIS... LOVE IT!
I did pull out my black waterproof ink pen and re-outline my butterflies to make them really pop... Design Tip #3 Using Waterproof Ink is important in mixed media because you don't want your marks to run all over your page if you add more layers.
I chose the ARTplorations Fearless Large Stencil and I used painter's masking tape to mask off the areas of the stencil I wasn't using. I decided to use my Ferro Gold paste by Viva; it contains a very fine sand and works especially well on stencils with words.
And that's it - a wonderful spread, rich with color and patterns that looks NOTHING like the steps along the way! This Shower of Flutters mask worked so beautifully for this technique that my art brain is already full of ideas for a canvas... Happy Sigh.
For the ARTplorations Mixed Media Design Team
STAMPlorations products used on this project:
|ARTplorations RETRO CIRCLES Stencil|
|ARTplorations SHOWER OF FLUTTERS Stencil|
|ARTplorations FEARLESS-LARGE Stencil|