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Friday, May 20, 2016

TWO WAYS NOT TO WASTE tutorial by Asmah

Hello everyone!
It's me again Asmah sharing a simple and sweet mixed media tutorial. Now, I wonder
if you ever produce a background for a project on card stock or probably thick drawing paper and at the end of the day, you don't like it?
This is what my tutorial is all about.
 My intention was to make this background for ATC's.
Let me show you how it was done.
I applied modeling paste through tribal triangles ARTplorations stencil to create texture. Then I realized I did it the other way round because after applying texture paste, I torn some papers and adhered randomly on the textured page. Next I noticed I didn't prime the card stock with gesso in the first place like I always do. So after I have applied modeling paste, adhered torn papers and gesso towards the end, I figured this is art anyway; no mistakes for sure.
Finally I painted the surface with pink and let dry.
Then I realized I forgot to make it crack with crackle medium as planned. Sigh!!
My eyes narrowed down to the PVA glue and that's it...experiment time. I dropped some PVA glue and with damp brush, I brush off the glue with hope it will crack somewhere; if not much but at least some cracks will do. At that point I had blurry vision of the technique I watched at you tube.
Can't help laughing at myself then {ha..ha..ha}. I turn off the light and went to sleep!
 The next morning, I investigated my pink background. Found some little tiny cracks here and there. Not to my liking. I changed my mind about making ATC's. I was not happy with the background and keep the piece of artsy away for some hours. 
Putting my thinking cap on because I didn't want to waste anything, I decided to use it for a tag instead.

Here are the two ways not to waste:
 #1. I cut some flowers with sizzix machine and made two roses.
 #2. I adhered the left overs on the tag for texture.
 This time I didn't do it the other way round. After I fixed some patterned papers and left over 'pink background paper', I applied gesso straight away and modeling paste through tribal triangles ARTplorations stencil.
 Feeling very happy this time, I started playing with watercolors until I feel satisfied.
I let dry under the sun for a while and started decorating with gauze, punched leaves, seed beads, hearts and added a quote. I used green tulle instead of string; unsure between the two. Tulle at last.
I also stamped trendy butterflies on the tag as well as fuzzy cut one butterfly to let it fly freely.
I am that butterfly feeling free after finishing this tag from want not waste not art work.
 I hope you will like my tag and get some inspirations from my project this time.
Thank you for dropping by and happy creating.

Hugs and smiles,

6 comments:

  1. Loved the makeover of the artsy bg ;)Tag looks beautiful with bold bg and pretty flowers ! I have few bgs which did'nt turnout the way I wanted now I need to revisit them ;)Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  2. Loved the makeover of the artsy bg ;)Tag looks beautiful with bold bg and pretty flowers ! I have few bgs which did'nt turnout the way I wanted now I need to revisit them ;)Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  3. Haha i know that frustrated feeling from spending so much time on something and it doesn't turnnout as you want.
    The tag is beautiful though! Great inspiration! I keep EVERYTHING too.

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  4. Haha i know that frustrated feeling from spending so much time on something and it doesn't turnnout as you want.
    The tag is beautiful though! Great inspiration! I keep EVERYTHING too.

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  5. Haha i know that frustrated feeling from spending so much time on something and it doesn't turnnout as you want.
    The tag is beautiful though! Great inspiration! I keep EVERYTHING too.

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  6. Haa...haa....this is really a good read and very inspirational. Thank you for sharing your idea about not wasting.

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