Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Art Notes and Announcement

Recycle...Re-Purpose & Re-Invent     A Once A Month Challenge

First, my big announcement is I've been accepted on the design teams of Recycle...Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and Art With No Boundaries. I'm very excited to be part of these very talented teams and to be working with Chris the designer from CS Designs.  I know you can hear me clapping all around the world.
Second, the new challenge for the month of July is up and running today for Recycle...Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. Your mission is to create something with those 3 goals in mind. The cool thing is you've got a whole month to search your recycle bins, closets, ask friends for their cast offs, you get the idea. 

For my project, a friend gave me this little notebook and said see what you can do with this. It's been laying around for a few weeks so when Chris gave me my new assignments my mind went automatically to this notebook for this challenge. I thought a face lift would be in order.
I choose the 60's Splash design from CS Designs sized it to fit the left corner, printed, and colored it with Copic markers then added the tiny metal dots. The title of the digi gave me the idea for the background that I wanted to do for the cover of the notebook. 
I got out glossy card stock, some bright alcohol inks, and a straw. You're really supposed to use a can of air for this technique, but I was to lazy to go buy one. I know I'm a big enough blow hard to make this work.
I cut the pieces of glossy card stock to the size I wanted and put them close together, dripped the alcohol ink and blew the splotches. Attached these to the notebook, then the focal image, and the chip board letters, and for the final touch I added the beads and ribbons to the binder rings. 
I've got the perfect notebook for my mixed media art notes.
Click on the links above and come over to Recycle...RePurpose & Re-Invent to play. We'd love to see interesting projects you come up with for the month of July. It's an anything goes challenge this time so I bet we see some red, white, and blue projects. 
Happy 4th of July--we wish the whole world had the freedoms that we enjoy. 

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

1 comment:

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is so cool. I love the alcohol ink technique on the background. It's so funky and colourful. You've done an amazing job colouring the Splash Montage image. Talk about a facelift. Your notebook is a work of art.