Monday, July 21, 2014


Continuing from last week's Mixed Media playing, I think this one is my favorite. This is one of those I really think needs some hardware. Maybe a birdcage charm or something. But since these posts for now are all about the technique, I'm happy with it for now.

I started with something like this:

That is an up-close look at the condition of my Papier Paints by Folk Art. I've had them for about seven years so I guess they are allowed to be clumpy. But as you can tell from the finished product, they still work. I took the fine tip out of the bottle and squeezed out a blob. Then I spritzed it good with water. A junk mail credit card spread the color around in a haphazard fashion just as if I'd used a good acrylic. I'm determined to use up these gunky paints and get them out of the studio so they'll be my base medium for awhile.

Ink: Memento Black & SU Perfect Plum
Stamps: SU Nature Walk
Paper/ CS: SU Rich Razzleberry & paper scraps
Accessories: Folk Art Papier Paints – Baby Pink, Cobalt, Sunflower


  1. I like the mix of colors you used for this. Very pretty outcome.

    1. Thanks, Nancy. Who knew goopy paints could create at something pretty?

  2. I need to play more with the mixed media. I have all the supplies, now just need to use them. Very pretty artwork, Kelly!

    1. Hi Sharon. Yep, just a little late popping in :-) You'll have more time to play once you're back from your trip. Bon voyage!