I got this page done for my monthly blog post
up at Scrapmatts HERE last month.
As STAMPING was the current CHALLENGE in the forum I decided to
incorporate that too!! I began this page by creating the mixed-media
paper using the black wood-grain paper, gesso, black & yellow mist
(flicked on to make splats) & a Kaisercraft bubble-wrap stamp.
Mixed media is NOT difficult but it is TIME-CONSUMING & you WILL
mess it up if you don't dry off your layers between the application of
different mediums. A good, strong heat gun is your closest ally!
Once I had my background paper made I decided it was too "heavy" & not Summery enough so I used a white cardstock base instead & tore my black, mixed-media base paper then adhered it to the white cardstock at the top & bottom, tearing the edge & inking it with yellow. Thus began the whole composition of my page!
I had fun with the butterflies too as you can see :) I used the CB1006 Butterflies 06 set which sells for only $3.18! Bargain!! I sponged with white acrylic, inked with black & yellow then sprayed with spray adhesive & dipped in microbeads - delicious!!