I had bought an awesome Doorways Chipboard Set from Maya Road knowing that I would use them in a house mixed media piece. I then came across this “Behind the Art” tutorial from Christy Tomlinson using her September mixed media kit which incorporated those very doors.
It is so crazy to me how similar mine and Christy’s style is, anyway, I decided to do up a piece just like it in my art journal. Here is what I came up with. I even had a couple of the Sew Stampers that I have been dying to use. I used different papers of course and added a chipboard tree that I inked up with a Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam called ”Dirty Martini”.
I didn’t have any of the Tim Holtz number plates so I made my house numbers myself (I kind of prefer that they are all different). For this first one, I used an oval chipboard piece I painted white and added number stickers and two silver brads on each side. I also used paper strips for the roof on this one instead of the washi tape.
For this one I used a linen tag, greens brads and number stickers again. I did apply a layer of matte medium over top to make sure the numbers would adhere to the fabric. I am in love with this polka dot washi tape. The “Home Sweet Home” rub-on is from Seven Gypsies.
I pulled out a couple of my Unity stamps to add some depth. I used the grass stamp with paint instead of ink to make the grass all along the bottom. I also dabbed my Reverse Punchinella stamp in black to create some texture on the page.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was definitely too short for me!!!
PS. Take some time for yourself this week and get creative, it is good for the soul!