Mixed Media Message

My very first mixed media project!

It´s official. Ím addicted..

Now I understand why everyone is going crazy for junk journals, bible journaling, bullet journaling, and paper piecing!

This was sooooooo very satisfying to make!

I wasn ´ t actually trying to do a mixed media piece. I was bored and drew the central head, then added color to it with Inktense pencils.

I started the initial drawing in my sketch book so scribbled color swatches and samples all around her while I was having fun. She wasn’t supposed to be anything more than a way to keep my brain busy.

I thought, well, why not cut her out and paste her to a new page like Íve seen other people do? So I did.

And then I kept going.


I scribbled some scratchy roses.

Some of my color samples were bleeding into the top of her head, so scribbled roses up there to cover it up, otherwise she looked like a Russian babushka with a headband, lol.

I wanted to try and add some other different things to the page so scribbled a word, added hearts, scribbled lines and color them in.

Then got a great idea: I could make a mixed media piece for my boss who loves this kind of stuff!

I wasńt quite sure what else to do to it, but grabbed some paper from the library trash can (reuse and recycle!), cut out some hearts, put sticky tape on the back of them and randomly placed them all over the page.

They needed some color and shabbiness, so I hit them with some blues and reds in a watercolor type wash, plus some scribbles, then bent and cut the edges so they looked like they were coming off the page, which they were, and trimmed the outer perimeter of the whole page.

I showed it to the girls on my design team, and now they want to do it! So I’m going to redraw her on my iPad, but now I can’t find my Apple Pencils.

And that’s how she came to be.

INGREDIENTS:

Canson Black Hardcover Sketch book

Mechanical pencil and eraser

Sakura Pigma marker

Derwent Inktense pencils

Water brush pen

Scotch tape

Cardstock, from the trash bin

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