Okay, my friends, I can't tell you how excited I am to share today's post. This was truly one of my favorite collaborations and it absolutely stretched me out of my comfort zone in creating. You know when you first started stamping and you felt giddy as you made your first card? Well, that's how I felt as I created this project. :)
So without further ado, here we go!
Fellow Penny Black Designer Elizabeth Allan and I have teamed up for a collaborative art challenge!We both share a love of stamping as well as mixed media collage art so it was only natural for us to combine the two in a “Mixed Media Mash Up”.
Before beginning, we decided to incorporate these five elements into our projects:
1. Focal point created with a rubber stamp.
2. Media Base: Wood Board (3/4" x 5 1/2" x 12")
3. Text paper from a book.
4. Texture created with stamping (We agreed to use at least these three sets-- Crystalline 30-018, Salutations 30-014, Pointille 3860J)
5. Penny Black Cardstock or Madison Designer Paper
Here are the details...
Mash Up Element One: Focal point created with a rubber stamp.
For my focal point, I used Penny Black 40-091 Victorian Homes illustrated by Mo Manning and 30-035 ...In a Pear Tree.
Mash Up Element Two: Media Base--Wood Board (3/4" x 5 1/2" x 12")
As opposed to a canvas, a wooden media base allows for easier stamping. Plus, it's much more cost effective. Thanks, dad, for cutting my board for me! :)
Shared Element Three: Text paper from a book.
I covered my board with text paper (nothing fancy, just pages torn out from an old novel) and I also used it for the doors of my houses.
Shared Element Four: Texture created with stamping (We agreed to use at least these three Penny Black sets-- Crystalline 30-018, Salutations 30-014, Pointille 3860J)
I also used Penny Black 40-139 A Flight of Thread as I love the textural pattern in this image.
Shared Element Five: Penny Black Cardstock or Madison Designer Paper
I wanted a little less detail to the houses so I cut rectangles from the polka dot Madison papers to cover bottom of the house images. I also used Madison Designer Paper for the sun.
This project used so many different types of media including Mod Podge, gesso, acrylic paints, tons of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft product, and Ranger archival black ink to name a few. All stamps used are by Penny Black.
And now here's the really fun part!! Be sure to pop over to Elizabeth's blog by clicking HERE to see what she created using these same five elements. It's so fun to see how different each of our projects turned out. Here's a little peek at the magic Elizabeth worked on her Mixed Media Mash Up creation....