Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hook, Line, and sinker

I first need to apologize for not posting the last few days! I've been busy creating in my New Personal Art Journal. I've seen many fellow crafters with these and thought it was time I give it a try. I created my handmade journal using the Copic Stitch method. The front and back covers are grunge paper and the inside signatures are created using Acrylic paper. This Journal will be for me as a personal release and stress free art form. I'm choosing not to share my pages at this time but maybe down the road I will share a few. 

Enough Rambling Right!
Yesterday I seen a SUPER cute project on Wendy Vecchi's blog for the August tutorial for Ranger. As soon as I seen this I knew I wanted to Doop it and make my own. So today I did my best to re-create her beautiful piece of art. You can find the product list and instructions HERE at Ranger's site.
I had so much fun making this and I got to use a lot of my mixed media art products.
Here's my take on the project:

I learnt how to use some of my Golden Gel Mediums which was Super cool!
The base of the project is a 6x6 piece of medium chipboard covered in Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas. 
First I sealed the canvas with Gesso then I covered the canvas in Ranger distress crackle paint-white picket fence.
I colored with broken china distress ink and highlighted with several Glimmer mist colors. (bubbles, Sea glass, and a hint of sweet clover)
I edged the entire canvas with Archival Lightning Black Ink.
The sand was created using the Course pumice gel, then highlighting with Clear tar gel medium mixed with light and dark brown acrylic paints.
I hand made my Faux fishing net using hemp twine. It doesn't look as cool as what Wendy used but I love how it turned out.
I embellished the Canvas with Studio112 embossed fish stickers covered in crackle accents and Glossy accents, a Tim Holtz foliage metal piece and a swivel clasp cut to appear as a hook. A Tim Holtz philosophy tag and spinner.  The kelp is actually a piece of stem I stole off a flower arrangement in my home. I finished off the project with 2 fasteners that I can use to hang my masterpiece or just leave as an accent.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Happy Crafty Day.


Dawn-Marie said...

That is cute Dawn! I was going to do this one as well...but fish just aren't my thing! lol

Tracy said...

This turned out fantastic Dawn! Great job with ALL the different medias you used. Love the colors and the way you created the scene. Your books going to be wonderful! TFS!

Felicia said...

OHHHHHHHHH MY I love this!! You could just stare at it for hours trying to figure all the different things you used in it. Have to admit I am a Studio490 junkie myself.

Have a great day!