Be Mine Mixed Media Canvas


 Be Mine Mixed Media Canvas
(created by Sophia Vida)

I bought the book, “Painting for the Soul” by Isabelle Zacher-Finet. It’s a wonderful book full of inspiration that I love. One of the projects in the book is a heart canvas similar to the one I made. You can see a glimpse of it on the cover below.

I started by picking out my main colors fuchsia, blue, red, purple and yellow. I painted random blocks of color with the acrylic paints on a 19.5″ x 16″ canvas.

It still looked a little plain so I dipped the end of the center of a paper towel holder in yellow paint and stamped circles onto the canvas. I also randomly added a few streaks of light pink and lavender paint and let it dry. Next, I drew the hearts and painted the surrounding area with white paint and let it dry.

I used a Black Posca Pen to write a few Valentine sentiments on the canvas. I highlighted the hearts and some of the words with a Gold Marvy Metallic Marker. I distressed the edges of the canvas with Dark Purple Gelato. I added a little shading to the hearts with a watered down Gray Gelato. Last I added dots around each of the hearts with Blue, Red, Pink and Purple Stickles and Voila! I had a fun Valentine Canvas!

Hope you enjoy!

Supplies used:

– 19.5″ x 16″ Canvas Panel
– Assorted Acrylic Paints: Fuchsia, Blue, Red, Purple, Yellow, Pink, Lavender, White
– Gelatos: Dark Purple, Gray
– Black Posca Pen
– Marvy Metallic Pen – Gold
– Stickles: Blue, Red, Pink, Purple
– #10 Acrylic Brush
– Center from Paper Towel Roll (or any other circular item you have)
– Plastic Coated Paper Plate (for mixing colors)
– Paper Towels
– Container with clean water to rinse brushes

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Dedication Journal Page


 Dedication Journal Page for Life Book 2018
Created by Sophia Vida

I’m so excited to be a part of Life Book 2018 hosted by Tamara Laporte! This is my first time joining a group of this size or even length of time for that matter. The way it works is basically you create a page of art every week and at the end of the year, you bind your work into a book.  There are over 30 artists, crafters and healers who join in teaching this year long course.

I got in at the beginning but unfortunately came down with the flu right after the holidays so between this class and She Blooms in Ink, I’m a bit behind. But that’s okay because you can complete the courses at your own pace.

For more information on Tamara Laporte visit her blog at Willowing.org. This is direct link to Life Book 2018 so you can get more information on this wonderful course!

Any way, this is the first journal page I’ve created and I had such a blast with it. I learned new tips and techniques that I look forward to using on my future art projects! The music notes are copies of sheet music from my father when he studied music in college. It’s something that I love weaving into my creations.

I can’t wait to start the next lesson and hopefully, I’ll catch up, lol….

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Great Journey Journal Pages


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Created by Sophia Vida

Some of you may know Tamara Laporte. She is a very talented mixed media artist over at Willowing.org. Tamara is known for her popular Life Book online courses. She also has a very nice offer. If you join her email list, she will give you access to an online class to create this beautiful girl in your journal.

Since these pages were created from her class I’m not going to go into detail on how they were made. But, I highly recommend you check out her blog and join her email list. Tamara has so much to offer and I had lots of fun learning new techniques and creating this lovely girl in my 8.5″ x 11″ Art Journal.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy!!

 

 

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Gratitude Journal Pages


Gratitude Journal Pages
Created by Sophia Vida

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought this would be a good time to share my gratitude journal pages I made using rubbers stamps in my 8.5″ x 11″ journal.

To begin, I coated the pages with gesso and added a few torn pieces of Tim Holtz’s printed tissue paper to the background with Mod Podge. Once that was dry, I painted the background with watered down acrylic paints in orange and pink. I used a wet wipe to remove some of the paint and allow the background to show through a little. I continued by adding shapes with white acrylic paint to the background.

While that was drying, I stamped my cupcakes on thick white cardstock using black Staz On Ink. I colored in the images with watercolor pencils and Sakura Gelly Roll Pens. I then cut 1.5″ slits in two of the cupcakes. I slid the base of the cupcakes in the slits to stack them and glued them into place. I wanted to add a little bling, so I accentd the cupcakes with Stardust Stickles.

I printed the sentiment on my computer using thick cardstock.  I glued the sentiment and cupcakes into my journal and used distress ink for shading. And Voila! I added 2 more unique pages to my journal.

Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

– 8.5″ x 11″ Art Journal
– Gesso
– Tim Holtz Printed Tissue Paper
– Acrylic Paints: Pink, Orange, White
– Large Cupcake Stamps
– Strathmore Mixed Media Paper for Stamping
– Distress Ink
– Sakura Gelly Roll Pens
– Mod Podge
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Black Staz On Ink
– Star Dust Stickles
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Autumn Mixed Media Girl


Autumn Mixed Media Girl
Created by Sophia Vida

The vibrant colors of fall are just breathtaking. I created Autumn trying to capture the feeling of fall. Let me know what you think.

I painted this lovely girl using watercolor paints. I added highlights to her hair with a gold Marvy metallic pen. I’m having a hard time using punches on watercolor paper because most of them won’t work on this thick paper. Luckily the Martha Stewart punches work well so I was able to create the smaller leaves and butterflies from watercolor paper that I painted.

The larger leaves were made from watercolor paper using thin dies and my Cuttlebug. Once everything was glued into place I added shading and highlights. Last I accented the butterflies with a green metallic Gelly Roll Pen and Stardust Stickles and Voila! I had a new whimsical girl.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by!

This original painting is available for purchase on my Etsty Shop – Color Explosion Studio: https://www.etsy.com/listing/568192523/autumn-watercolor-mixed-media-9-x-12?ref=listing-shop-header-0

 

 

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Happy Halloween Vintage Decorations


Happy Halloween
Created by Sophia Vida

I love fall and the cooler weather it brings. It’s just wonderful!! I wanted to share with you a few real easy Halloween decorations I made from a sheet of vintage cardstock I purchased at a craft show.

I started by drilling small holes in the corners of the two larger wood plaques and then sanded them where needed. After brushing off the dust, I applied a good coat of gesso to all three pieces, front and back.

While the gesso was drying, I cut out my images. I then painted each piece with 2 coats of coordinating paints and let it dry. Next, I sanded the edges just a little and brushed off the dust.

I purchased black coated copper jewelry wire that I used to hang two of the plaques with. Once the wires were in place, I glued the images onto all the plaques with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Last I added torn harvest fabric as an accent and also used it to hang the third plaque. And Voila! I had three unique vintage Halloween decorations!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy!

Supplies used in this Project:

  • 3 Vintage Halloween Images
  • 3 Wood Plaques fitting your images
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic Paint: Black, Orange, Red
  • Black Copper jewelry Wire
  • Drill for hanging
  • Harvest Fabric scraps
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

 

 

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Amazing Life Journal Page


Amazing Life Journal Pages
Created by Sophia Vida

I love summer and mermaids and this was another journal page I made using rubbers stamps and stickers in my 8.5″ x 11″ journal.

I started by coating the pages with gesso. I added a few torn pieces of Tim Holtz’s printed tissue paper to the background with Mod Podge. I also added texture with a stencil and fiber paste. Once that was dry, I painted the background with green and blue acrylic paints. I used a small sea sponge to create the dark blue border.

I stamped the mermaid and treasure chest on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and colored them in using watercolor markers. I added highlights with Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens. and then glued them into the journal with Mod Podge. The small schools of fish on the left page were stamped directly into the journal with Black Staz On Ink.

I used my computer to print the sentiment. I cut out the words and distressed the edges with a metallic blue Gelato and then glued them onto the background.

In my scrapbooking supplies, I found some underwater stickers with shells, seaweed and fish which then added to my pages. Last I added Star Dust Stickles and Metallic Silver Pearls to the stenciled seaweed for a little bling and Voila! I had 2 new pages in my journal.

Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– 8.5″ x 11″ Art Journal
– Gesso
– Tim Holtz Printed Tissue Paper
– Palette Knife
– Vine Leaf Stencil
– Blue and Green Acrylic Paints
– Fish, Mermaid and Treasure Chest Stamps
– Strathmore Mixed Media Paper for Stamping
– Metallic Silver Perfect Pearls
– Metallic Blue Gelato
– Underwater themed stickers
– Black Staz On Ink
– Star Dust Stickles
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