Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #1 - Spray Inks

The day has finally arrived! The first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is now live! There is an amazing challenge happening now through June 30... use spray inks! Make anything you want, just use those spray inks or mists you have lying around. June is Donna's month and she has some fantastic tutorials on the MMMC blog, be sure to stop by!


I created a mini canvas that measures 4"x4". The technique is called a Mixed Media Collage. I was inspired to create the collage by another design team member, Lynn Kopas, who creates some amazing collage tags.


I covered the canvas first in DCWV Corrugated paper and Canvas paper. Then I added the sentiment stamp from Unity and added all the other bits and pieces around that. Once you've glued all your trinkets (I used hot glue and E6000) cover the entire thing in gesso. This gives a nice white base for spray inks to hold on to.


Once the gesso dried overnight, I started spraying with inks! I used Dylusions inks in 'Bubblegum Pink', 'Pure Sunshine', 'Vibrant Turquoise', and 'Fresh Lime'. I then sprayed the entire canvas with Color Shine 'Primrose' to give some shimmer. To finish it off, I sprinkled some clear glitter around the canvas and added dots of black India Ink.



Some of the trinkets I included were bottlecaps, paper flowers, ribbons, wood veneers, shaped paperclips, and metal charms. You really can add whatever your heart desires!


Now go visit the Mixed Media Monthly page for more amazing inspiration! You have until June 30 to link up your spray ink project! Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge! Woohoo :)

<3 Rachel
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12 comments:

  1. Hopped over for the challenge blg to say I love the vibrant colours on your fab canvas.

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  2. This is amazing!! So gorgeous!! I need to try this!!

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  3. Love your canvas! The colors are, well, yummy! Love all the textures and layers!

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  4. This is SO cool! What a great way to recycle some old craft supplies as well as found items!

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  5. WOWZERS! This is FANTASTIC!

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  6. A fabulous creation, Rachel! I love the colors and all of the added texture from the bits and bobs you included. Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to try some of the ideas you gals have shown us!

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  7. This is so cool, I have a million ideas on stuff to gesso onto stuff and to spray with color. Beautiful!

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  8. I love this it is amazing! I love the small size, so much fun for experimenting. Have a great day! ~kim

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  9. Color and vibrant color. Wow! So excited to see a challenge I can enter! Thanks for sharing. ~€

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  10. this is such a great way to use ANY kind of trinkets and have it all work cohesively. I love this idea and those wonderful vibrant sprays you chose!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous ♥
    I've only just started using sprays, and you've totally inspired me!

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