Apr 4, 2017

DIY Chipboard Words for Mixed Media

 I'm playing again with the current topic at PaperArtsy, blue and ochre.  Slowly, I will be adding pages to my mini album.  The album construction tutorial can be found HERE.

For this set of pages, I gessoed my chipboard pages with white gesso, then began building layers of Infusions, Distress Inks, and Distress Oxides until I was satisfied with my background.  I used a new stencil and Prima texture paste.  The paste absorbed the colors from the DI, which is a really cool effect.  The yellow half turned yellow and the blue half turned blue.  Love that!

I stamped a Lynne Perrella image onto scrap inky paper and layered her with paper flowers, cloth washi tape, and an embossed wreath.  The white dots come from an embossed stamp.

This embossing powder is so beautiful!  It is Cobalt Tapestry by PSX, discontinued.  I used Tim's tiny attacher to staple the wreath in place.

I had in mind to continue the theme of doors, passages, paths in this album so I printed some favorite song lyrics on cardstock.  I dipped the page in watery DI, then used Mod Podge to adhere to mat board.  I cut the individual words out for impact.

They have quite a lot of dimension, which is hard to photograph but very cool IRL.  Again with the paper flowers and white embossed splats.  Here you can see how the pages look side by side.  Yes, there is a gap between the pages.  I don't mind it at all.  The gap is how I accommodate so much bulk on each page.  Of course you could use a patterned paper and it would be less obvious, but I wanted to use black to really make a dramatic statement with each set of collages.  I hope you like it!

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  1. Wow, Autumn, your pages are amazing!! I love, love the colors!! The layers and texture are fabulous!! The details are perfect, as always!! Spectacular, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Beautiful work Autumn! Awesome colors, textures and details! Stunning as always!
    Sherrie k

  3. This is beautiful Autumn, the colours and texture look amazing, and your album is stunning. Thanks so much for the tutorial xx

  4. Beautiful pages, gorgeous blues and I love how the stencilling looks in the background. The LP image is so lovely and the words are great too! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. This is gorgeous Autumn! I love the colors and layers! I love all of your mixed media projects!

  6. Super additions to your mini album Autumn, such a fabulous colour palette. Always so much to take in when you showcase a new creation and your words are so spiritual.. Hugs Tracey xx

  7. Beautiful and the textures, colours and words are fabulous.x ♥[aNNie]

  8. WOW Autumn this is a stunning pair of pages - you make mixed media and layers of layers on layers look so dramatic, and easy!

  9. Super journal pages Autumn and I always love blue and yellow together, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations April challenge.

    B x

  10. Yes! Wow, Autumn! Love these pages in your mini-album. The collage of words is wonderful. I love it all! Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge for April.

  11. I love the dramatic accent in your gorgeous black mini album. The texture is just amazing {as always} and definitely the colors and image blended so well with one another. You always inspire me Autumm! Glad to have you playing along with us again at STAMPlorations April Mixed Media Challenge and thanks for sharing the tutorial :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  12. Gorgeous blues which really pop off the page, perfect with the yellow as a foil. I really like the way you treated the words individually with the subtle inky background. Beautiful.

  13. Your pages look fantastic Autumn. Lovely colours and design and I like the sort of vintage look. A lovely sentiment too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  14. Beautiful style. Beautiful whole.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  15. love the sentiment and the embossed wreath - thanks for sharing your fabulous project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

  16. Wonderful project, I love the bold colours. Thank you for joining us at Petal Lu xx

  17. Fabulous inking on this project. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. We are midway on our current challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which tells us, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." Have an awesome week.

    JO ANN

  18. Oh, this is one that I missed...so happy you referred to it in your album cover post, so I had a quick way to access. Love how those colors took so well to the paste. What a fabulous mixed media pair and as always your collage is awesome! Lessons??? Hugs!


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