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Blue Without You by Denisa Gryczova

Do you realize how lucky we are living in such peaceful times? I know it´s not like this all over the world  and lately there have been some awful terrorist attacks all over Europe but I´m happy to say the place where I live doesn´t struggle with such disasters (so far). Looking back to the history of my country it wasn´t always like this.

In my today´s art journaling episode I was dealing with such cruel times a lot of families experienced during WWII in Central Europe. Many families were separated with no mercy. Desperate parents sending their beloved kids over the ocean to foreign places, just to save their lives. Knowing they might never meet again. Just a thought of such terror sends shivers down my spine.

Here´s a brief description how I made the spread. I started off by applying a random coat of heavy gesso on the paper. When dry I did some stamping with archival ink and glued down some bits of tissue paper using soft matte gel. When dry I painted the entire surface with heavy gesso again and let it dry.

Now comes the fun part. I grabbed ecolines, mists and various sprays just to drop the paint on the paper , spray it with water and let the drippings do their job. Do not forget to dry the piece after each colour used. As I was adding more and more colours, stamping and stains, the spread got its desired depth.

I wanted to illustrate the long distance between the poor family members so I went for tiny city stickers and glued them down. When I was happy with the background I attached two focal points. These are the vintage pics of one torn family. The wire I used symbolizes the family bonds and the damaged circle stands for the broken family one.

Hoping to make you stop, think and realize the luck we all have and bring some inspiration for your art journaling.

Happy crafting!

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Live it up by Sylwia Gryczuk

Hello Arty Friends! 

Sylwia here with my last project for Mixed Media Place! It was an amazing journey with fabolous team. Thank You Anna, Andrzej and Tusia for this opportunity!

For my last project I received a kit, which shop put together for me. In the kit there were: two stencils designed by Kasia Krzyminska, gold foil and rub-ons by Prima, Gelatos, Perfect Pearls and Izinks.

The kit was very colourful and inspired me to create funky art journal page. I also loved adding gold rub-ons to it:) Thank you for supporting my art work and for all your comments! I will see you around for sure !

And here is the video:

Love, Sylwia

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March challenge

Feel free to be inspired by theme, shape, pattern, color, quote or anything you will find above, and join our challenge :)

Inspiration from our Design Team:

Hello dears!

I'm in love with this mood board! The colors, the quote, the mood of freedom…

I decided to create a small motivation canvas and focus on the quote. So, I found this optimistic sentiment in my stamps and stamped it on the journaling card by Prima. I cut the frame from plain chipboard and covered it with a white heavy body gesso. 

The background texture I created with a lot of Art Stones, Soft matte gel, Black gesso, Art Alchemy metallique paints and Lindy's mists. The flat flowers are white embossing + watercolors. To create these native style feathers, I covered them with a layer of soft matte gel and painted with white marker.

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I love art-journaling - little by little I fill my big art-journal with new pages. For that spread I have used Ecoline Pens, Acrylic Paints and also Letraset Aquamarkers and Big Brush Pens from Faber-Castell. 

I started with priming blank pages with clear gesso. Than, using a pencil, I sketched a bear and its owner and also stars, that were shining for them.

I have added some stamping and handwriting. In my art-journal pages you will always find deeper meaning and my own emotions.

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I created a page in my Art Journal of pregnancy !! I was inspired by colors, and by chevrons which we find on feathers!

I used black gesso and some Art Alchemy acrylic paints!!!


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I decided to interpret the challenge in a form of layout. Here is my creation. Remember to look down for video

Today I really enjoyed the rainbow of colours.

First I used paints with texture powder, I love these products to make pastes and use with stencils.

Then I used 7 Dots Studio papers and their tags at the back of my photo.

I love adding fabrics to make the dimension and texture below my picture.

Finally I add color with my droplets.

Enjoy the video:

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Hi folks here is my piece for this month’s challenge. Love the colours from this board, seems magical and dreamy. I used lots of art stones and cheese cloth for texture, but one of the best bits is the crackle - Art Basics White Crackle is just super awesome!! I used Lindy’s Sprays for this and 7 Dots Elements.

The substrate is an empty Prima Wood Icons box - perfect!! Here are some close ups of the yummy textures:

Happy crafting

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Join our new challenge! We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until April 19th. 
Simply add a link to your work using the inlinkz tool below. 
Our Design Team will choose their favorite piece and its author will win a discount coupon to be used in our Mixed Media Place Store
Winner and features will be announced by the end of April.

And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer for May!!

Have a great day!