Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tracy Weinzapfel February Creative Dare!

I know. I know. I've been a bad blogger and haven't updated every project just like I said that I would. 
BUT. I do have a bunch of projects to share with you and the first one is the February Creative Dare from Tracy Weinzapfel . This woman pushes my creative limits THAT'S FOR SURE. :) I participated in my first swap through her and our Mixed Media Facebook Group is a great place to meet new amazing artists and friends (even though I'm the baby of the group!). Okay. Enough with the mushy gushy blahblah. Haha. Here's what I made for this month!

The prompt was to make something using something on your bucket list. So here's my page in my Big Mama Journal (she's 11X14). 
Go to Seattle, WA

For this page, I kept it simple. Sometimes that's the best medicine. I gessoed the pages, mod podged the picture of Seattle (printed from Google) and embedded it in the background with gesso around the edges to make them disappear. Then I took my giant bottle of black Tempera Paint (Not DecoArt! Sorry!) and started started to circle the picture with a mixture of white paint and the black to get a gradient effect to it. 


The blue is "Bahama Blue" by Americana that I squeezed into a little bottle that has a fine point tip (got them from Hobby Lobby. 3 for $2.99) and just started to make the circles and make them drip. I blotted them with my wash cloth and got another effect!


I used the same color to write "go to seattle, wa"



Overall, I'm satisfied with it and I'm starting to get used to this sketchbook for my mixed media. I'm determined to fill it by the end of the year and so far so good! :)

I hope you take the challenge or join our group to become inspired and take a chance and push your limits.



10 comments:

  1. I really like your pages they look fab.. Love the way you did the circle with that lovely blue around your picture..
    Sandy :)

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    1. Thank you Sandy! I'm starting to like it more each day. :)
      xo sarah!

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  2. Great job embedding the picture, you cannot see the edges to the photo at ALL! Love the blue circling everything, overall a great design Sarah! Did you join my blog and enter in the give away? Drawing is on Friday! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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    1. Thanks Sandee! I was surprised with how well I embedded it too. And I did join your blog (thought I already had!) and entered as well<3

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  3. Love it! You created such a great atmosphere. Well done.

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  4. This is a great journal page, Sarah! Love the "dreamy" appearance (and appropriately so) of Seattle! Well done!

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  5. Sarah what a wonderful page! your did a beautiful job with the gradient affect of the paint,and I love the blue against it!
    great work! Thank yo so much for sharing with us! Hope you are having a great week! :D

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  6. Absolutely love it Sarah. You did an amazing job.

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  7. i love how this turned out!!

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