Wednesday, 9 December 2015

HLS Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes {I chose to Finger Paint!}

Hi there! Over at Happy Little Stampers this month we have our new Mixed Media challenge up and running. I'm not on the DT for this challenge but decided I wanted to play along and just spread the word about the challenge.

I got down and dirty today!

I created a canvas using Oil Pastels and my fingers :). What no stamps??



I started with applying gesso to the surface of my canvas. I scribbled my oil pastels around and blended with wet fingers. I kept repeating that until I was happy with the coverage and the colours.

I gave it all a quick dry off with my heat gun. Using black, I started to draw the circles for my flowers, then the stems and lastly the leaves.

I coloured in all the circles and leaves and with a wet finger I went around the outlines of everything just to soften it up.

I used a stencil and archival ink for the background texture.

Just to define things more I used a white gel pen as an outline. 

Lastly I sprayed the whole thing with a gloss sealer.

I have never attempted this sort of mixed media before so I was very happy with the result.


I am going to link up at



613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


Thanks for popping in today xx

11 comments:

  1. Oh yes! I like it even more now that I see it close up! Thanks for linking up over at the HLS MM Challenge and for advertising for us! :) Melissa

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  2. So colorful and happy Kylie! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ ATG / or Bags, tags, boxes twist]
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  3. What a gorgeous blend of colours Kylie...love this. Carol x

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  4. You know I love this! I'm so excited you used oil pastels. I have some but haven't gotten around to using them. Thanks for the kicks in the pants!

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  5. AWESOME!! LOVE this fun and colourful canvas. Great job Kylie! xx

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  6. Love the colours Kylie
    lilian

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  7. Oh Kylie, what a beautiful card! I love its colourfulness and so interesting background.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  8. Oh Kylie, what a beautiful card! I love its colourfulness and so interesting background.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  9. Wonderful colours and inkiness! It must have been so much fun to make. And it is such a happy card (especially for a dreary Vancouver winter day!).

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  10. WOW! what a great canvas my friend. I just love those little flowers - might we see them in stamp form...lol?!! TOO cute! This would look awesome hanging on any wall - so happy and bright. I'm so glad you jumped in and played along with us this month! :)

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  11. WOW!!!! What can I say .... this is amazing. I love how it's all hand drawn and I'm with Ingrid ..... these would make fab stamps! Linda xx

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