Saturday, September 21, 2019

September Challenge Inspiration - DT Monika Shukla

Hello Crafty Souls,

This month our moodboard was suggested by our DT Monika Shukla and she will be choosing the winner for the month as well ...
She created this beautiful moodboard "Seas The Day" and today she is here with a tutorial to inspire you all with her amazing creativity...
This is our moodboard 

Over to Monika now....

Hello lovelies!! 

Here I am Monika Shukla with my DT inspiration for this month challenge at our Mixed Media Academy blog.  This month theme is “Seas The Day” proposed by me, which is filled with wonderful colours. For me the sea never seems to lose its special touch. The soft sand and rolling waves instantly make us forget about all of our worries and give us immense pleasure. It’s no surprise summer is everyone’s favorite time of the year. I love picking sea shells at the beach; these things are full of beauty. I absolutely love using sea shells while creating sea theme art pieces. 

So here I am going to share two altered pieces using mixed media techniques.

Step by step process:
·         First choose a simple cardboard box and cover it with white gesso and add some textures using different type stencils and let it dry.
·         Spray some water and add lovely shades of Lindy’s magical shakers (Guten Tag Teal, Cowabunga Copper, Bratwurst Brown). Then dry it with heat gun.
·         After drying do some random stamping, add some modeling paste to create more textures on the background. Dry it again.

·         Now use different type of sea shells along with clay elements and cheese cloth. Add mini and mega art stones randomly using Prima 3D gloss gel.
·         Use Finnabair acrylic paints – Opal Magic Blue, Vintage Rose and White Pearl to colour the composition. Again dry it completely.
·         Add some more sea shells and art stones using Prima 3D Gloss gel and Dry it.
·         Add Tim Holtz paper dolls to finish both pieces.

Here are some more closeups of the project:

I hope you will love both mixed media pieces and feel inspire to create something to join our gorgeous challenge. We are eagerly waiting to see your wonderful creations.
You have time to play with us until September 30.

You can also enter to our challenge on Facebook by posting the project photo in the comments of the challenge announcement post on our Facebook page.
On Instagram tag us and add our challenge graphic on your post to participate.
Thank you so much for visiting our blog. Stay tuned my friends, for many more amazing challenges and wonderful prizes.

Lots of love


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