So,my title says,"Truly a Mixed Media Sari Journal Cover",because this piece has had almost every mixed media product thrown on it! lol
Let me begin this Tribe post with how this journal cover came about...
We are going to California to see my youngest son Lindsey and his girlfriend Hannah. Hannah and I share a love of art,but she says she wants me to teach her some stuff. So I pulled out one of my many "extra" Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journey Journals"(yes, heavyweight paper for mixed media) and went to town dressing up the front page!
After gessoing the initial page with black,I wasn't sure which way to go;when I looked down at my scrap pages and saw this one. You know,those scrap pages that you drew faces on and didn't like, then scraped on extra paint,gesso,modeling paste, glue,wiped off stencils on,left over sand paste, fiber paste,more paint and ink...okay,so you get the picture! heehee
Anyway,this paper had great color to begin with and just needed one of Gwen's stencils!
To be precise, Gwen's 6x6 Decorative Flower Stamen Medallion.I just love the delicateness of this design!
What I really LOVE and I do mean LOVE,about Gwen's stencils is that her designs are totally unique and look nothing like the millions of other stencils that are out there!I mean just look at this flower stamen-gorgeous! am I right?!
Okay on with my page,my thoughts are to show Hannah that mixed media can be used anywhere and any way,and so this page holds a bit of everything!
First up we have one of Gwen's hand block-printed Thai mulberry papers. (Thailand is where Gwen first rode an elephant and was so inspired)
Have you ever ridden and elephant?I have not,but would like to!Lucky Gwen!!
I tore two of the elephants off of the paper and saved the others.The elephant papers were then applied with DecoArt Matte Medium gel.
My elephants have been "dressed up" using vintage sequins and seed beads from my Tribe Sister Linda. Thanks Linda! and of course they needed a bit more decoration of Stickles and Liquid Pearls !
Here Gwen's stencil was applied with acrylic paint and then adorned with Stickles and bits of Irresistible India Embellished Sari Scraps from the Fuchsia collection
and...this gorgeous end piece is Irresistible India Sari Scraps-from the red collection-actually the reverse side was just as beautiful,so I had a hard time deciding which side to use!
Washi tape from Gwen's shop-this one is called Proud Peacocks
and then these circled pieces are cut from a page of one of the Exotic Orient-Japanese Paper Packs
such beauty and color these papers have-I covet them all! ")
Sari piece adorning the center of Gwen's stencil.Isn't it amazing that you can find all of these gorgeous elements in one place?
these white pieces of Irresistible India Sari Scraps from the Neutral collection
again this gorgeous piece of Irresistible Sari below is from the Neutral Collection
don't you just love the blue beading on the white?! What a beautiful design!
most of you know I have a love of Sari!!LOL
the Sari pieces were attached using heavy body matte medium gel.
bits of Sari here and there and more Stickles and sequins and beads-Oh My!
and this lovely Beautiful Butterflies Washi Tape
Overall this cover knocked my socks off!(real modest right?)
I hope Hannah likes it just as much!
I hope you liked it as well and found some inspiration from my post and your visit- perhaps you need to go shopping now at Gwen's store?If you do and create something,make sure to let me know,I'd love to see!
As always,I so appreciate your visits and lovely comments. You truly make my world a brighter place!