Friday, 5 March 2021

Creative Artiste March Challenge ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

 Hello Creative Friends, 

It's the first Friday of the month so let me 
our theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes. 

Today i'm sharing my 
Everything Spring junk journal cover. 

As March see's the start of Spring it's written that 
the Green Man is a symbol of rebirth, new growth and 
an environmental guardian amongst many other things. 

Here's those how to do's and how he came to be... 

Pouring melted UTEE onto an old book cover, I used clear embossing 
ink to protect the large Lavinia Green Man stamp, pressing the 
image firmly into the hot UTEE transferring the impression. 

With a pair of Tim Holtz creepy eyes, i'd planned to paint and
simply add die cut oak leaves but I could already sense this 
was not going to give the result I was really hoping for..

So using the outer oak thinlit from Tim Holtz leaf print die set 
I used it like a cookie cutter pushing into paper clay to cut out the 
leaf image, forming those leaf creases with a ball tool and knife. 

Making those branch lines more prominent by tracing with a glue pen 
I painted the surface when dry framing the face by gluing down those 
cut and formed oak leaves, leaving to dry until the following day. 

Pushing beads into the clay adds extra detail as the whole 
leafy area is painted with acrylics and a dab of gold paint.

With texture paste dragged down the spine stippled in bark brown 
paint, a junk jewellery book mark adds a little more to it's design.

He's a mighty statement feature, makes me want to preserve him 
and keep him in the garden, he looks very much at peace there..

So if you have a passion for mixed media we'd love 
you to share your creations with us over HERE

Pop on over and see what the Design Team 
have created to inspire you this March 

Look forward to seeing your mixed media makes.. 

Stay safe & creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

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  1. Wow, Tracey, what a treasure you have created here - absolutely fabulous! It looks like a precious antique! Well done you! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. A breathtakingly beautiful work of art !!!
    How you came up with it, I'm excited about your creativity. You are a great artist!
    Have a good weekend, hug Elke

  3. Truly amazing piece of art!!! You must be so please with it. Thank you so much for your wonderful words. Hugs Anesha x

  4. Thanks very much for stopping by my blog. Great piece you have created here - like an old treasure you might have found in a flea market and congratulated yourself on your good fortune. I will look forward to seeing more of your work.

    I really can't think of another word!
    He's alive and I expected him to blink ...
    Thank you for visiting!
    Ebjoy your weekend! Hugs!

  6. Hi this is a stunning project. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #85 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is Polkadoodles Ltd. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

  7. Wow... how you started this cover and how you ended up is absolutely amazing Tracey x. I so enjoyed reading the process and what fabulous techniques and creativity x.
    He is so textural and amazing and yes looks at peace in the garden....but he is so fabulous I would hang the book on the wall!!! I love it x.

  8. The amount of work on that single piece of art is astonishing. You must have tremendous patience and application. What a result - singularly unique and very beautiful. Lovely job Tracey

  9. OMG!!!! This is magnificent! Seriously magnificent!

  10. Wow, wow, super wow. This is stunning. I love reading about how you transformed this stamp into a work of art with so much dimension. I had to laugh at the googly eyes because it reminded me of the time my Son-in-Law found the kids' stash of googly eyes in their craft space and proceeded to put them on everything. Imagine opening the fridge door and seeing jars and containers of all sorts staring out at you. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

  11. Tracey,

    This is amazing! I love the details!! And adding this an old book is super clever. You rock! Thanks for visiting my little niche yesterday. Have a marvelous weekend!

  12. Stunningly beautiful... I love it

  13. That's a lovely Green Man! He'll make your garden grow in abundance! Thanks for popping by my blog today!

  14. This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  15. Brilliant, love it. Gosh I haven't used UTEE for years, you did a fantastic job.

  16. You created a forever piece that is beautiful and so creative.

  17. Wow is right ~ Awesome Green Man creaton!

    Living moment to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. This is amazing Tracey!!! I love your Green Man!!! He could be Mother Nature's husband:) I have Utee but haven't done anything with it in years. You're an inspiration. Happy PPF!

  19. Wow, what a stunning journal cover! I so enjoyed seeing how it all came together with all the layers you added, the design is amazing and those eyes are mesmerising - beautiful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy March! Take care and happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  20. wow, I am amazed. Had no idea you could create this kind of things. It looks like ceramics. I love what you created. It is beautuful and suits the book cover. And, it suits the garden too. :)

  21. My goodness, you are quite the creative one ... your Green Man Book Cover is nothing short of amazing. Thank you for walking us through the process, it gives us a great appreciation of your creativity and talent. Well done ...

    Andrea @ From t he Sol

  22. Fabulous project! So eyecatching with this look. Now Spring can come!

  23. Tracey this is amazing!!! What a great tutorial too, I would so love half an hour inside your head lol. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  24. Every time I come here, I find more and more jaw dropping beauty. This turned out great. Your use of UTEE and paper clay made this an absolutely stunning entry. You have truly captured the essence of this Green Man.

  25. THis is amazing, looks heavy :)
    Have a good week!

  26. How much more talented can YOU BE?????? Oh Tracey...this is wonderful. I must admit, his eyes DID creep me out lol...but you made this Green Man look absolutely fabulous!!! :) Thanks so much for joining in!! :)

  27. Holy cow, Tracey! This is amazing! How fun to see how this truly inspiring work of art came together. I'm so happy you went with the paper clay leaves that gives this so much life and dimension. I would love to have one of these hanging on my garden wall! Again, I'm delighted you shared this with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

  28. +Holy cow, Tracey! Your imagination is unmatched! I love this and would love to have one hanging on my garden wall! The UTEE base, the (not so)Creepy Eyes. and the paper clay leaves make for a beautiful relief sculpture--a true work of art! I'm so happy you shared this with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog! Apologies if you got more than one comment. It looks as if Blogger gobbled up a few comments I thought I left. Feel free to delete any duplicates.

  29. You've completely captured the Green Man here Tracey with so much depth and dimension. Love how you created the leaves. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xxx

  30. Tracey, you are such a wiz with clay...and everything else you create! This is just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Craft Challenge. We hope you continue to play with us!  XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  31. Wow Tracey, your Green Man is just awesome!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for March 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions


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