Mixed Media Book Pages August 19, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: book pages, mixed media, oil pastels, Prang, Watercolor
Today, I’m branching out again into the world of mixed media. I was inspired to give this a try after watching Shemi Dixon’s YouTube videos.
For these pages, the idea came from this video. She used inexpensive watercolors from Michaels. The ones she used seemed to have quite a bit more filler, and her colors came out much more chalky. I was using my set of 16 Prang watercolors. They are not artist-grade by any stretch of the imagination, but they produce nice, bright, translucent colors. Even with the darkest colors, you can still see the text beneath the paint. I used a combination of paint and metallic markers to do the designs on the stripes of paint colors.
These are some flowers. I had a lot of fun creating them. Again, they were inspired by another one of Shemi’s videos. I did mine a little differently, and the petals aren’t as curled. Again, I used book pages to make these. I cut out some wonky circles and then I drew on them with oil pastels – the kind that are not water-soluble. For the most part, they did a good job resisting the watercolor that I layered on top of them. Shemi used brass brads, but I did not have any of those, so I used some yellow gingham covered brads that I have had for ages as the centers. I’m not sure what I will be using these for, but I had fun making them for sure! Hope you enjoyed my projects today.