Thursday, 1 October 2015

Mixed Media Word search

Hello lovely friends and visitors! Welcome on this fine October day!
This is my second post for today, you can find the first one HERE
For this post I am sharing a project for Mixed Media Monthly challenges.

Our theme this month is a fun Halloween word search. Just pick one or more words from the graphic below and create your project around that in mixed media style.
You can find words by reading horizontally, vertically, left to right and right to left. Just make sure to read all the challenge rules on the blog.
Our wonderful sponsor this month is the art firm GRUMBACHER

Here is a quick step by step of how I put my project together:
I used some fabulous Grumbacher acrylic paints on my gelli plate and pulled a number of prints. Here is the one I used:

I used various stencils on the plate and red, yellow and black acrylic paint.
Next I used the red and the black paint to do further stencilling and stamping. As these paints are quite thick and rich in pigments, this worked like a dream.
I added a few strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape and then stamped and fussy-cut my focal image on a separate bit of card (the stamp is a collage stamp from La Blanche).
I coloured the image with a wonderful set of woodless coloured pencils also by Grumbacher. They blend to perfection!
As the gent has a sort of steampunk feel to him, I decided to add a few gears and sprockets as embellishments, altered with a mix of embossing powders and more of the acrylic paint.
Here's a close up still of the finished card
As you can see, my card is not purely Halloween themed but it certainly uses several words I found in the word search. Can you guess which ones they are?

Well that's it for now, hope you will check out the challenge and see the fantastic projects my teamies have created, and of course we would love it if you played along with the challenge. Like always there is a fab prize to be won, all the details are on the Mixed Media Monthly Blog
Hope you'll have a super creative month and happy crafting!
Thanks for your visit like always



42 comments:

Diana Taylor said...

This is just stunning - I love the beautiful rich colour palette and the wonderful background texture the gelli print gives - I've never heard of Grumbacher acrylic paints so I'm off to investigate!

Inky and Quirky said...

beautiful creation Astrid, the colours are so rich and deep too
hugs
Donna xxx

Redanne said...

Astrid, this is beautiful, I love the richness of the orange and black (two words from the puzzle), the bat (another word) looks suitably eerie! Apologies for missing some of your wonderful posts whilst I have been taking a break.... Hugs, Anne xx

Candy C said...

As always, Astrid, this is a beautiful piece. Love how you've layered the background. It paves the way for the wonderful design you've created with the embellishments.

Lisa Winnard said...

Love your stencilled background Astrid. X

Lisa Winnard said...

Love your stencilled background Astrid. X

Joi at RR said...

What a rich and intricate gelli background Astrid. Your project is really nice. The colors are lovely. I'm not sure wish words you chose but it turned out just SUPER FINE in every way. j.

butterfly said...

Love the wordsearch idea and your panel is amazing. There's a real glow to the colours and I love the chap at the centre - fab grungy steampunk.
Alison xx

Dorthe said...

Your gelli background looks so fantastic, dear Astrid, and the stenciling making it even more rich and beautiful.
The words fits wonderful, to your Gentleman , and his butterfly wings !!
xo, Dorthe

Kerstin F. said...

Your background is really fab and inspiring, beautiful!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful rich colours and I love the composition; I love it all !
Corrie x

Joan said...

Fabulous project Astrid, love the rich colours and the great textures. I'm hopeless at word search ,can never find anything other than three letter words LOL

Juliz Design Post said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE, fantastic Astrid.
Julie x

A Pink said...

What a fab idea for a challenge and what an equally fabulous card Astrid that definitely does include a good few of the words that can be found in the wordsearch . Love the richness of the background colur and the stark black stamping to contrast . I love the butterfly behind the steampunky gent and those gears and sprockets are fantastically grungy . Hope I get time to play along x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card, love the rich background and wonderful textures.
Avril xx

rachel said...

stunning colour astrid - this is a real beauty - love it -hugs Rachel x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The colours are astonishing. I don't know how you do it but your colours always appear as though they have an inner glow! Love the wings on this gentleman and the texture created to surround him.
Beautiful!
Wishes
Lynne

Patty O'Malley said...

Amazing card, Astrid. I love the butterfly wings behind the man.

Urban Mermaid said...

Love the textures in this piece, especially the grunged up gears! Fantastic.

Joan said...

after my earlier mutterings about the word search I have been back and found quite a lot of words and now I can see some of them in your fabulous piece of art !

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous Astrid, I love the russet tones with the black,

Lucy x

Tia Otto said...

I absolutely love the background! I must try using a gelli plate to print the background. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Mifsud said...

WOW!! ... just WOW!! This is stunning (no surprise there) The bg is awesome!! I've never used a geli plate so have no idea how they work but the result is stunning!! Looooveee the rich colours and the touch of steampunk .. brilliant!! hugs xx

Sara Barker said...

Fabulous project, Astrid! I love those rich colors, and orange and black are favorites of mine, so extra brownie pints for that! Bat, purple...pumpkin, if you think of the color. I forget what other words I found in the puzzle. My brain can only remember 4 things at a time! I love your gears and those stunning butterfly wings! Gorgeous make!

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW another outstanding project here Astrid. I love the structure and the rich colors on here, and all together it just makes a perfect result, that is so beautiful as always hun. You are just sooo clever to make the different components sing along and this is just perfect. I LOVE it, and I really wish, I could make anything like this, but now I´ve just signed up for a Mixed Media class, so I hope to learn a lot more about creating such wonderful things.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead here now and lots of great fun too.

KarenB said...

So many gorgeous layers! I love the rich orange tones.

JackieP Neal said...

Loving those gears!!
off to give a look at the challenge!
xo

chrissie said...

Wonderful use of all the different products and beautiful rich colours.

Love Chrissie xx

PiHi said...

Great work with lots of details. Love the colors you have used.

Esther said...

Hi Astrid - love the gelli plate print you used, and I especially like the pop of colour from the butterfly wings...great card...Esther xx

danneward said...

Your use of gelli plate is amazing. The vintage inspired project is terrific. I see this piece displayed through out the year. Nicely done.

Laura said...

The layers give this piece a lot of great depth and visual interest. The black paint provides a lot of contrast. Very nice! :-)

marie-christine denis said...

Oh, i love that you done with this challenge!!!!

Riswana Fathima said...

Awesome mixed media card.! The gelli print looks amazing & so are the elements :)

WendyK said...

Gorgeous colours and layout, love the overall effect.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

How gorgeous is that! Amazing layer upon layer of mixed media goodness, topped off with that fabulous stamp and those wonderfully grunged up gears. Thanks so much for sharing this card Astrid, love it! Deb xo

Binty said...

beautiful work. love it.

Jean said...

Such a great piece. love the background and all the details!

Lisa H said...

Oh, I love this!! Those grungy gears are the best!

Lys Scrap said...

A wonderful panel! Sure I have to take my gelli plate out right now again! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Price said...

Well, Astrid - I don't know how this one got away from me! But am visiting so late to post a comment as an entry to the Mixed Media Monthly Word Search Challenge.....this is stunning, and I absolutely love the color and the gent! As you know, you always inspire me! xxx Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Love the layers you build up on your beautiful art! This has so much depth in color and then the fun image and those gears! Fantastic!

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