Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Be Accountable (mixed media art journal)

Hi all!

Holy snow days batman!  Pezza is finally back in school today.  I love her to pieces and we have had fun but I am glad to get back to my regular routine.  I do not get much of anything useful done while she is at home.  In fact it is the opposite of useful :P  Yesterday we had a little Minecraft Bingo party with some of her (and my) closest friends:

The kids had lots of fun!  We had little Minecraft figures for prizes.

I HAVE managed to get a bit of time in my studio.  The Mixability Mixed Media challenge last Friday was Static Electricity.  Not only did I decide to participate in the challenge and do a journal page I thought I would do a video for it too!  So if you are interested, it will appear in 2 parts at the end of this post.  I hope to do more so if you want to see them be sure and subscribe to my new youtube channel (my old one is wonderful BUT I have been locked out of it and still can't get access - BOO!)

"Let go of blaming anyone for anything, BE ACCOUNTABLE for your own life."

I think that quote is a great reminder.  It is something I have worked hard to keep in mind all of my adult life.  It was critically important to my recovery from drugs & alcohol.

This project uses a new product from ColourArte (my favorite mixed media line) called Radiant Gels.  You can see in the picture above the gorgeous shimmering textural look when I used the Radiant Gels with a stencil.  The gels are smooth and thick and buttery and the color and shimmer is amazing!  You can get them in 12 sumptuous colors!

I was inspired by the following challenges:

Let me know what you think of the videos.  I am working on trying to improve my lighting somehow....


  1. What a great project. I love the background and the shiny elements. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  2. Oh my goodness, I am going to have to get some of those radiant gels - they were the first thing to jump off the page at me!! And thank you for your videos - I loved the wiping off of the stamp - I never thought to do that and loved seeing the radiant gels in action - I really must get some! Thank you for playing along with us at the Monthly Mixed Media Challenge!

  3. those gels are SO gorgeous! what a beautiful piece you made. and minecraft bingo?!? they look like they;re having a BLAST! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!