3rd Quarter Challenge and a Notebook
I’ve finally made a start on a couple of pieces for Karen’s 3rd Quarter Mixed Media Challenge. I chose two different types of background, the first one is a 7 x 5 inch art board, I think it is meant for watercolour paints. These are boards with a textured paper surface.
I covered this with Weldbond glue then added some cotton scrim, I added some Golden gel medium and added some more scrim, making creases, gathers and folds. Then I covered it in Gesso.
The next background is hardboard, the same kind of thing pegboard for workshops is made out of. I got some 8 x 6 inch pieces cut years ago for making polymer clay mosaics.
I covered this in Weldbond glue, added a layer of scrim, then glued another layer of scrim on top. I covered this in Gesso too. They are both almost dry, waiting for me to forget to finish them 😉
I finished another fabric collage notebook cover last week. This is a small A6 one. This is the front:
I used some flowery fabric to line the inside, and used the sewing machine to attach the flaps, then hand-stitched blanket stitch around all the edges.
It’s probably not quite as effective as zig-zagging with the machine, but it’s helps stop the fabric fraying.
13 thoughts on “3rd Quarter Challenge and a Notebook”
Well, congratulations on making a brave start on your Mixed Media. I do love the journal cover. My challenge is almost finished. Waiting for me to have a couple of days at home.
Thanks, Judy 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing yours.
I can’t wait to see your finished MM. The journal cover is so much fun! I’m still trying to figure out how to make my MM idea to work. If I can’t figure it out, I’ll just wing it and see what happens 🙂
Thanks, Marilyn 🙂
I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to do yet, either but have a few ideas. It’s going to be interesting seeing what we all make.
A lot of surprises to come! ;-).
The journal cover is wonderful! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your mixed media pieces. I can’t believe how the time has flown by, I’ve got to get mine finished!!
Thanks, Ruth 🙂
Time has flown! I have to come up with my challenge soon!
Love the journal cover – it’s so ‘sunny’ it makes me smile.
Do you have a plan for the MM or are you winging it?
Thanks, Lyn 🙂
I know it’ll involve acrylics, and maybe some prints of other artwork I’ve done. I think you gave us all the boost we needed to get on!
Great start to the mixed media. I have an idea but haven’t started yet. the book cover is great….as usual. I love all the extra dangly bits.
Thanks, Ann 🙂
Only 10 days to go…will we all finish? 🙂
The cover looks great zed, cant wait to see your mixed media piece. only 10 days, omg that’s flown by lol
Thanks, Kaz 🙂
Yep, it certainly has.