Friday, February 19, 2016

Weekend Junket #04

Please take this for what it is - simply some inspiration to get you creating!  There are no hidden agendas or objectives, no I have to or else, just some simple prompts to hopefully inspire you to create!

Remember, how you choose to interpret the prompts is totally up to you! You can apply them to an Art Journal, Mixed Media project, Scrapbook Layout(s), ATC's or even Cardmaking, you choose!  Perception is how YOU see things, not me (or anyone else for that matter).  There is NO right or wrong way to take these prompts.

If you choose to partake in the 'prize' part of this challenge, I do have a couple requests/rules.  I need to be able to find them.  So you will be asked to either link it to this post via the links button at the bottom of this post on the blog or put it on the W2 Scrapbooking Facebook page under the coordinating post.  If you choose to post on Instagram, please use the hastag (#) #w2wj_ _ along with the week number.  For example, this week will be#w2wj04

At the end of each month I will randomly draw with all the participants post(s) and they will be awarded a store credit to W2 Scrapbooking! Please note that prizes are only available to participants in Canada and the Continental USA (where the shop currently ships).

Here we go...February's set of prompts:


Colors that Inspire...FAMILY

What color do you think of when you think of family?  Use that as yet another inspiration for you for your project(s) this time around.


add character - literally, add a character!
tool - use a punch or a die
inspired by/muse - include a quote

At times I may find it interesting to put a twist on the prompts is to use the term....

Use something NEW, something OLD something BORROWED and something BOLD!

Now understand that I may not use the above on every challenge, but  I sure am gonna try!  

Here is my take on the challenge prompts:

The character prompt got me right away - I knew I wanted to include "Julius" - he sits on my desk and he makes me smile.  The one here taking a peek is an extra I printed off last year when I was trying to work him into a Mix Ur Media kit reveal.  Julius is a character that Brian Miller created last year while attending one of Donna Downey's workshop.

I took a sheet of Jillibean Soup Kraft paper (loads on clearance on the site) and pulled out my seldom to never used pinking shears and cut up random squares & rectangles.  Enough to cover both sides of the journal spread.

I adhered them all down using Matte Medium

Now I pulled out my Sizzix dies from Stephanie Ackerman In Bloom Alphabet Framelits (#659953) and Hearts #4 (#659962).  I also printed off another Julius as I wanted him  to stand out more than the kraft one I had on hand.  Again, all was adhered using Matte Medium.  

Now it was time for a glaze - I mixed DecoArt Media Transparent Red Iron Oxide and Golden Glazing Liquid and covered the page. I added a layer of Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso over the hearts and Julius so they were sure to come clear and white when done.

I let it sit for about a minute, then wiped it off using a baby wipe.

I repeated it one more time as I was not happy with the colors that were left behind.  You can see that Julius got a tad sh*tfaced so I had to add a layer of paint on him to brighten him up.

I took one of my Sharpie Chalk Paint Pens and wrote out the verse I had wanted.

Again, using my Sharpie Chalk Paint Pens, I added color to my heart balloons and smudge/blended the colors using my finger.  I also gave Julius a heart!

Then I added some nice grass below Julius' feet using a variety of paint and markers (Faber Castell Stampers Big Brush Pens, Sharpie Chalk Paint Pens and DecoArt Media Green Gold paint). 

Added some color to Julius' shirt using Faber Castell Pitt Pens 

He was looking pretty cute, but he still needed a little something something!

I added shading using my Faber Castell Pitt Pen (Black) to the heart balloons....

....and Julius!

and the die cut letters of 'adult' - just what it needed! 

Here is the final spread.  It is a cute one - a little bit of my twisted sense of humor put in for good measure.

Don't forget to either link them here or post on my Facebook Page under the  #04 prompt post.

Next set of prompts come out March 4.

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