Monday, February 23, 2015

Mix Ur Media February Kit!

It's here! This month's kit is very different from last - this one will challenge you to create layouts/pages with a series of unique papers, tags, ephemera and tape!

This adventurous kit includes 35 pieces all to boost and aid in your creative process.

Get them only HERE!  These kits are priced to sell only $10.00 for local pick up!- simply select your buying/shipping option below and kits will start shipping Tuesday February 25! 


This month I asked Anita (Anita B Crafty) to be my guest designer.  She was given the kit early so she could create some wonderful pages and projects for you to take inspiration from.  Here are some of her wonderful works of art!

For first project - Anita went Project Life - 'Color it up for PL'! Took some of the paper from the kit added it to a 4x6" card and added color and texture!

'Feeling the Teal' - she used dictionary pages, zipper the a hat check tag.

This next one was simply genius - taking art journaling to the level all journalers should!  Anita used one of the stamps on the envelope the kit was sent in along with dictionary pages, washi tape, stamp then stepped it up yet again with using items from the January Mix Ur Media (MUM) kit to add texture. 

'Playing with Texture' using tags, stickers and washi tape as her base and then adding texture with the mesh piece from the January kit.

'Taking a Chance' by using product somewhat out of ones comfort zone and making the most of (I'd say she rocked it) - measuring tape, tag, zipper and washi tape.

'Using too Much Color' I think not!  Using tags, ephemera, zipper, papers, and a lot of paint!! I think you knocked this one out of the park Anita!!

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I did a few as well.  I will be totally honest with you - I struggled!  Why you ask?  Probably because I don't work well under 'structure'!  For me, I need MY art to be free and not have any limits and or timeline.  When I am forced to get something done on a timed schedule...I tend to put a wall up!  Could be the stubborn side of me showing it's face!

The following photos are all from my journals - I used a ton of layering and textures on these pages.  The zipper is one of my favorites! Using Modeling Paste, Super Heavy Matte Gel and of course Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paints.  I did try and use some different paints and sprays along the way depending on my mood(s).  Here are some images of six different pages I worked on.

modeling paste through stencils over a mix of the ephemera in the kit.

layers of Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays applied after each one has (somewhat) dried...

layering paper, tags, measuring tape and zippers!

cutting up zippers and using bits and pieces of paper over a base of gelatos.  Adding modeling paste for more texture.

trying to create watercolor over a washed gesso dictionary page and diluted Distress Stains

last one - used up most of my remaining bits and pieces of paper and ephemera. Topped with modeling paste through a stencil then an acrylic wash (or two) then some finger painting to finish it off!

I totally enjoy seeing someone else's take a kit - how I use it or how you choose to you it is totally up to you.  Like I have said many times before - there is no right or wrong way to create! When sharing your work using these kits on social media, use the hashtag #w2mumkit so we can all enjoy!
Thanks so much for your interest and support on these kits - can't wait for you to see what I have in store for you next month!!

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