Thursday, August 9, 2012

Aussie Scrap Source Mixed Media Techniques

 Here's whats up over at the Aussie Scrap source Blog

We’ve had such a positive response to this new mixed media series, we thought we’d turn it into a readers challenge!    Our design team has included some stunning projects below using several different resist techniques – there's heaps of different ways you can use resist techniques in your projects from wax crayons to clear embossing areas of your page, and even tie dying as Leeann shows below.
We've got prize packs to give away - if you want to give it a try we’d love to showcase them in a blog post next week.  Email pics of your resist technique project to by next Tuesday 14th August for a chance to win one of our fabulous prize packs! 

For Leeann mixed media is made up of so many amazing layers using so many techniques at the same time. One technique that Leeann shares with you from this piece is Resist! Which when you think about it, there are so many ways in which you can use this technique. Leeann shares an old favorite tie dying using colored dye sprays on fabric.
As you can see the first part of this artsy piece is all about making up that first layer. From there we continue to build each of the layers up using an assortment of paint, printed tissue paper, decoupage mediums. To help create texture an assortment of sponges, stippling brushes, bubble wrap and masks are used also in a layering type fashion. The finishing details are using black and white pens to highlight images and words along with using rub-ons very randomly.

Leeann want to show you how she created her first layer. Using this tie dying technique. Immediately  you can see how the resist works. Simply by scrunching and tiring the fabric  with hair ties it has restricted  areas of the fabric from the dye thus acting as a resist.

 Using SEI orange tumble dye on a damp piece of calico.

Leeann added a small amount of SEI green tumble dye by simply twisting areas of the fabric and then sprayed.

The end result and the base for Leeann's artsy piece of she art!

Ok... so i hope i have inspired you and now you want to play... make sure you check the blog out as there are a few different ways you can use this resist technique!

 and remember each week there's a different technique so you better keep up on the play!

thanks miss wally xxx


Melinda Spinks said...

I bet you got messy!!! Looks absolutely wonderful and heaps of fun... think I'll leave that to the experts like yourself. Love the inspiration!

amanda73 said...

omg looks awesome ...... im only just starting wanting to get a bit into mixed media on my scrapping..... love this tie dye idea......dont think i would have time to do it before next tuesday though...but definitely will try it in the near future......and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog,made my day

Blossom inch said...

absolutely a brilliant idea and lovely and beautiful canvas piece you have made! Stunning!

Chris Millar said...

This project is absolutely brilliant Leeann!! I was just having a thorough look through your blog and I just adore all your work and your girls are absolutely gorgeous! xo

Lizzyc said...

HI.. Oh this looks amazing.. you really are taking mixed media craft to a new level in creativity.. this is fabulous..I hope you keep posting your creations as they are so appealing and look like great fun as well as a stunning end result...
and thanks for coming by my blog, I get such a buzz to read your comments.. have a crafty weekend!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh I love tie dying! This looks so cool!! I love the colours too! Stunning, Miss Wally!!!