Getting Messy with Paint & Ink!I love all the mixed media pages that are about at the moment but as much as I love them I struggle to get too messy. Last year, I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone and had a go at a mixed media page - I did enjoy the process and also liked the result.
I thought I would have another go and as I had some white paint and some Glimmer Mists to hand decided to limit myself to these. If the truth be told, I was tired and didn't want to go hunting through my stash for other potential messy items.
I started by painting the white paint onto a piece of black card with a 1 inch paintbrush. I then watered some of the paint down and sprayed this over the unpainted area.
Once that was dried I used pink and blue glimmer mists - getting quite a lot on my hands!
This needed to dry before I could continue so I took the opportunity to have a good soak in the bath to remove any evidence of ink on my hands.
The next day I layered patterned paper, journaling blocks, stickers and chipboard elements onto my page with my photos and the page was finished.
I think I am a controlled mixed media scrapbooker but who knows - this time last year I would have laughed if you had told me I would enjoy messy play so maybe this time next year I will be getting very messy - I do doubt it but you never know!
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. Enjoying messy play.
2. The opportunity to take a nice hot bath to remove the messy play from my hands.
3. David hasn't noticed where I dripped Glimmer Mist onto the wooden step by the back door - yet - shhhhhh!