Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mixed Media Art Journal Crab

We are inspired by the summer and challenge you to create with summer theme this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. For some people this time of year means pools, beach time, and warm weather. Some love to travel and enjoy vacations. Other people just soak in the sunshine. What do you make to celebrate it? Are you inspired by the colors? The themes? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

I created an art journal page with a sea creature on it since summer reminds me of our family vacation, sunshine, ocean and sea creatures.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Tim Holtz Crab Simon Says Stamp 600

On this art journal page, I started with applying Gesso on the background then sprayed the background with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain and ColorBox Art Screen Stencil. The edges of the page were distressed with Distress Paints using ColorBox blending tools.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Tim Holtz Crab Simon Says Stamp 2

Some Tim Holtz embellishments were pasted on the page. I also decorated the page with Tim Holtz rubs using Tim Holtz Rub Tool Stylus.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Tim Holtz Crab Simon Says Stamp 3

The crab was stamped with Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Crab Sketch and colored with Sakura Koi Watercolors. The Crackle Paint was added on the crab for some texture. 

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Tim Holtz Crab Simon Says Stamp 4

I hope you like my page and are inspired to create something with summer theme. 


Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Art Journal Tim Holtz Crab Simon Says Stamp 1

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Thank you for stopping by, my dear friends. Have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^







9 comments:

  1. Fabulous art journal page Meihsia..love the seaside theme, colours and details..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Such a neat page! I love the detail in your backgrounds :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  3. That bright red crab is the perfect focal point on this lovely summer page!

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  4. What a stunning page, Meihsia - the ocean colours are just beautiful (I could dive right in!) - and I love how you've echoed the bold glow of the crab as a framing colour too.
    Alison xx

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  5. This is a great piece and I love the way you made the edges look like sand mixed with water. And that crab is fantastically vibrant! Amazing blending of colors and textures, as always.

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  6. This is stunning Meihsia and I love how you've captured all the colours of a beautiful summer's day! Just gorgeous... :)

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  7. Great work! this page is absolutely "sunny"! BArbarayaya

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  8. Love the crab! Cool summery journal page! Fabulous colors!

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  9. Beautiful colors & just screams summer!

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