Saturday, December 26, 2009

Challenge 58: Make it messy

One of my favorite things about creating is experimenting with different mediums. For this challenge I want you to do just that. Choose a wet medium (acrylic paint, glimmer mist, watercolors, ink, tea, even children's bubbles with dye in them works!) and then drip, splash, or splatter that medium on your project. Have fun making a mess!!

Jennifer: I mixed water with acrylic paint (equal amounts) and dripped some of the mixture onto the layout. Then I took a straw and blew the puddles in different directions. It looks a little like a blood bath (oops!), but it sure was fun to do. :)


I mixed water, distress ink, and perfect pearls to mist my background paper.

Kimmy: I used this technique on the cover of a mini album I made my dad for Christmas. I spritzed the background with red & blue glimmer mist (over the skyline mask) then I used an eyedropper to drip the same color blue glimmer mist on the top of the book. I blew through a straw to make them look more like stars and added stickles in the middle of each, then layered the title on top.

Michelle:I went a bit crazy with this one and got very messy (so did my table top!). Starting with a bare piece of canvas, I layered lots, and lots of acrylic paint. Once dry, I added some graffiti-style lettering with a black sharpie. And if that wasn't enough, I used a few squirts of spray paint. A machine-stitched border finishes the page. I have to admit this style is a bit out of the norm for me, but it was very freeing to let go, get messy, and have fun! A play-by-play is blogged at Life Made Creations.

You've got 2 weeks to link us up to your creation. :)


yyam said...

I had fun with this one!

Here's my entry

penny said...

I don't have any mists, but I grabbed my kids' "Sprayza" markers. I think they used to be called Blowpens. Anyway, that's about as messy as it gets for me!

Deanne Burton said...

I wish my Glimmer Mist would turn out like all of your awesome creations!!! I don't know what I do wrong but I just can't seem to get it to work, but I used it...
You can see it HERE. Click on the pic to see it larger, if you wish.

katie said...

this challenge got me scrapping again for the first time in ages! I messed around with coffee and coffee grounds to age and distress my cardstock! :-)