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Play Along With Erin - Part 2: Mixed Media Techniques (Guest Design Team)

Welcome back to part two of our mixed media play along.  I hope you had a chance to play with yesterday's techniques and that you found yesterday's video of me working on my project helpful!

Rooted and grounded in love frame

Today I have some fun techniques to show you and I created another video of my work in progress, so check that out here:

I love to use old book text in my mixed media projects.  In fact, that's all I really use "real" books for anymore now that read books on my e-reader!  

The flowers I made on this piece were done with book text, I used stamps, Gelatos™ Colors, and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens all randomly over a page or two I ripped out of an old book and then cut it into varying heart shapes.

Rooted and grounded in love -3

I then used some of the Gelatos™ ColorsStamper’s Big Brush Pens, and PITT® Artist Pens to create the stems and leaves on the flowers and add doodling to the flowers.

Next, I went to my computer.  I whipped up some word art to use and made sure I reversed the text so that I could do an image transfer technique with it.  I'm even sharing the word art with you in case you want to use it on your project....click here to download the word art!  Check out the video to see the technique!
Rooted and grounded in love -1

And here's how it looks once the image has been transfered....
Rooted and grounded in love -1
Such a fun and easy way to get cool computer generated text (and photos) onto your art!!

I hope you enjoyed this two part blog post!  If you were able to play along with us please leave a link to your project in the comment section below, we'd LOVE to see your work!


Supplies: Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Laser Printer, Printer Paper, Gel Medium,  Color Gelatos® 4ct - GREEN Color Gelatos® 4ct - RED (#770156), Color Gelatos® 4ct - YELLOW (#770157), Stamper's Big Brush Pens: RED (#770050), Essential PITT® Artist Pens: BLACK (#770075)



ErinbErin Bassett  Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day.  She shares her love of all things artsy on her blog and in the classes and events she teaches at.  Erin is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books.  She considers it a blessing to be able to call her passion "work".



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I LOVE,LOVE this piece and that sentiment is wonderful...thank you for sharing .
Just love these mediums, and have to play

Renee VanEpps

Wow this is beyond gorgeous!!! Really enjoyed the video and seeing the whole process, didn't know I needed Pitt pens but I know I do now! I went out and bought Gesso after seeing this.. tried to find the Aquarelles at Michael's but they only had the Art Grip colored pencils :( Anyways, if I end up making anything with the limited FC stuff I have on hand, I will definitely link up here. Thanks again Erin!

Erin Bassett

That's awesome Renee! Have fun! Can't wait to see what you do! If you can't find them in real life you can always order them from the Faber-Castell online store at http://www.fabercastell.com/design-memory-craft/products

Erin Bassett

Can't wait to see what you make Dawn!

Cathy A

This is really cool, I am so going to try the image transfer technique

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