So when I stumbled upon Jenn Shurkus's blog, I ooohed and aaahed and clicked on a bunch of posts and drooled. In that order. I love Jen's blog because she designs much like I do - casting off the "I must be only CAS or I must be only mixed media" mantra. She's spent the last 10 years proving that if you're talented, you can design whatever the heck you want.
Jenn is celebrating her 10-year blogiversary in a BIG way - with lots of prizes and a challenge to CASE one of her past designs. So my design pays homage to one of the awesome techniques I found on her blog and Pinned to explore later.
This is the art journal background that she made with distress paints, a stencil and a baby wipe:
Isn't it gorgeous?!
I CASEd her design by starting with a layer of gesso and then using red gelatos in selected areas.
After I had a thick layer of blended gelatos, I used the STAMPlorations Tribal Swirls stencil and a babywipe to remove a layer of the gelatos.
Once I had that layer down, I added a layer of Black Soot Distress Paint through the Brackets stencil and let it get a little bit messy. Yay for messy!
This project is actually a postcard I made for the Love Notes project - I got paired up with a stranger and for the month of July am sending her one inspirational postcard a week. It's super fun and a great chance to practice my hand lettering.
So happy blogiversary Jenn! Thank you for all the inspiration you've given me!
I'm also going to link this project up to:
Mixed Media World Stencils challenge
Speaking of celebrations - don't forget that I'm celebrating my birthday in a BIG way too! And handing out tons of prizes! For all the details check out my Birthday Bash Linkup party -
Thank you to EVERYONE who left me birthday wishes so far! And for those who have become new followers. I haven't stopped smiling all week! :) I'll post pictures of my party soon, since some people have asked about it.
Xoxo - Becca