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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI 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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI 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 πŸ˜‰

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI finished another fabric collage notebook cover last week. This is a small A6 one. This is the front:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this is the back:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI 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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s probably not quite as effective as zig-zagging with the machine, but it’s helps stop the fabric fraying.

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13 Responses to 3rd Quarter Challenge and a Notebook

  1. 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.

  2. Marilyn Nelson says:

    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 πŸ™‚

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      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.

    • Marilyn Nelson says:

      A lot of surprises to come! ;-).

  3. ruthlane says:

    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!!

  4. Lyn says:

    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?

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      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!

  5. 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.

  6. Karen says:

    The cover looks great zed, cant wait to see your mixed media piece. only 10 days, omg that’s flown by lol

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