The adventure begins with Laura Dame
Welcome to my very first Creative Team post! I am so excited to be here and to be able to share with you.
Today I am making a mixed media piece that I plan to frame, which is part of the reason I decided to use this Strathmore Mixed Media paper (the other part is because I just got it on BOGO sale!).
When I start my projects, I like to break up the blank page with something, whether it is collaged papers and bits, some gesso and scribbles, or both, which is what I decided to do here. Either way, it makes the project less intimidating, as sometimes a blank page or canvas can be.
From there, I just began playing with paints and stencils.
I ended by stamping this sentiment, which I really feel is appropriate for the beginning of my adventure as a Creative Team member.
I hope you enjoy the process, and that you will find some inspiration from it!
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 6×8 in
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Americana Premium Matte Medium
Collage papers: farmer’s almanac, book, paper bag, paper tape
Acrylic paints: Lukas Payne’s Grey, Dina Wakley Turquoise & Eggplant, Artist’s Loft Light Magenta & Parchment
Posca Pens Fine Tip: White & Black
Ink: Archival Black and Staz On Cloudy Sky
Tim Holtz washi tape and stamp
Dina Wakley Media Text & Scribble stamp
Black oil pastel crayon
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