I've tried to encapsulate her style for this challenge, and I wanted to prove (to myself more than anything) that mixed media can be done in a quicker time. So here is what I accomplished in 15 minutes:
Can you see all that beautiful sparkle?
15 min tag to enter to challenge
I wasn't entiiiiiirely happy with the tag at this stage so I did go back and do some more to it but this is it after 15 minutes... Didn't think it was too bad for after quarter of an hour - lol
Desk before - got out all the things I could potentially need.
Straight after - as soon as the alarm went I stepped away and then took a picture before going to the light box :)
Anyway, as I said I wasn't entirely happy so I went away and played some more and this is the finished result:
I applied some extra gesso, which is something I love to do to knock back and then add colour but didn't have time for before. I added some extra paint, some glitter, some buttons and some of those little gem things. :)
I spend one evening every month or so and go die cutting crazy and store them up. So I used two leaves from that stash and I keep my wax paper die cuts so a couple of those got used here. Hope this doesn't go against me for this challenge... :/
- Ensure your glue tip isn't stuck with glue, for quick access.
- You have clean paint brushes to hand
- Use super glue or hot glue
- Make sure your mini misters are already filled
- Have an idea in mind (I was thinking about the style the night before)
- Keep all your products close to hand that you want to use
- Baby wipes out and ready
At one point it was crazy, I had the heat gun in one hand drying and a baby wipe cleaning my stencil in the other!! :)
If I could do this again I think I would have done it on white, I was hoping the gold sparkle paste would pop more on the black, but I think the rest of the design suffered for it. However, I had amazing fun doing this, I love the pressure of just 'doing' rather than umm-ing and ahh-ing all the time over the composition. You just have to run with what you start and it's very refreshing.
I'd like to enter this (15 min tag) over at the Speed Craft Challenge Blog for their Sparkle and Shine Challenge. :) Hope this counts for it!!
Hope you're all having a great start to the week