Book of mediums... does that sound fancy? Or Eerie??! Well it was a project I came up with after Aussie Scrapsource asked their team to create upcycled projects. I save a lot of the fabric clothing tags and the backing sheets of papers and I wanted to use those.
I love mixed media, and I have a tendency to hoard these stuff. Some I get to use, some end up as display items on my desk. I would try it on a few times on scrap paper to see how it looks, then I throw it away! Next time I want to use it, I already forgot how it looked. So I thought to create a tag book from the backing sheets I have been saving, turn it into tags, and cover it with some nice 7 Gypsies paper. After that, I just painted, smeared, splattered, embossed, layered etc etc the art mediums I had on storage. This is the outcome...
the lovely fabric and twine you see are from clothing tags (Bessie you gave those to me! Thanks!!).
And this is how some of the inside pages look like.
A few close-up shots of the texture finishes I was able to make...
now this is my favorite... I love distress embossing powders... I embossed each butterfly with diferent embossing powders. Now I can tell excatly what colors I have and how it looks once heat embossed.
This project was so fun to do! You should try it. It's so liberating! No design principles to think of... just pure creativity and fun!