The Get Altered Challenge is about exploring your creative journey, about stepping outside of your comfort zone, experimenting with new products, and creating altered and mixed media art. Share a unique card, a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, or any other project where you’ve used paint, ink, paper, and embellishments.
We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration! All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store. So grab your supplies and play along!
Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…
• You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do!
• Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of EP's blog post.
• When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or Get Altered Challenge. Link your creations to the eP blog.
Okay, with all that said, here is the altered canvas I created...
Once you pop over to the EP Blog, you'll see that Kim and I were on the same wavelength with the butterfly theme. I've created only one other altered canvas a while back so this was a good challenge for me, trying something new and products that were new to me.
I've seen these Gelatos in action before and finally decided to try them out. But first, I gave my canvas a light wash of Shell Pink paint around the edges.
I grabbed this honeycomb stamp and rubbed the Gelato stick over the surface, then started laying down imprints here and there on the canvas. I'm pretty sure these Gelatos arn'te really intended for this purpose, but I figured I would just give it a try and see what happened.
Then I started to clean the stamp with a baby wipe and saw the pretty vibrant color coming off and thought...
Why not rub that wet color all over and see how that looks? I was pleased.
Now it was time to start embellishing.
Paper, fabric, buttons and metal. Now that's some mixed media.
Ink distress, sewing, filmstrip ribbon and a tiny key.
Stamping and wire.
Lace, twine, flowers and more metal.
A fun learning experience for me.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you take this challenge and explore your creativity.