Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

A new year has begun and I begin a new journey with the Mixed Media Mojo Design Team! An awesome way to start 2017! 
Mixed Media Mojo January Challenge
Theme - New
Twist -Clocks

I found the new part to be very easy, I used new craft supplies! I think we can all do that! And for my twist of Clocks, pocket watch image and cogs of a clock. I love timepieces and I could sneak them onto just about any project I think! :)

I started with a 6X8 canvas board, gesso'd it, then painted it black. I then added the Dylusions Tempting turquoise and the Deco Art Crackle medium. I used a air dry paper clay and molds for my flowers and the Emerald Creek pocket watch stamp and Archival ink to make the image, also on the paperclay.

I painted in the flowers and leaves with Dylusions paint in Tempting Turquoise and Dirty Martini and also just a hint of silver for a bit of shimmer.

The flowers made from the paper clay were painted with alcohol ink in turquoise and a dark dark red, just to grunge them up a bit.

Found some old watch faces and clock hands and inked them with the same colours of alcohol ink so then blonded in a bit better and again, because i wanted them to look a bit old and worn. I love the alcohol inks for being able to add some colour and aging to metal. also a new to me thing as I really had never used my alcohol inks much before.

My 2017 was done in purple wire using my NEW Twist & Style Tool from Eileen Hull. First time ever using it, so it is going to be a learning curve. I can't wait to have practiced enough that I can do names and words, going to make for some great personalized gifts and projects!!

Here is quick snap of all the products I used for this project, except for my Twist and Style, which I completely forgot about in the other room.

Thank you all for stopping by and I can't wait to see what mixed media mojo you share with us this month! Please make sure you head over to the Mixed Media Mojo challenge and see all the wonderful projects the Design Team have created to show you!

Happy New Year and be safe out there tonight!



  1. This is stunning Cathy! The wire twisting looks great, is it tricky to do?
    Wishing you a very healthy, happy and creative 2017!

  2. Welcome to the team Cathy! What a wonderful way to start your DT 'duties' love the wire twisted 2017, think I am going to have to get Eileen's Twist and Style tool now! Deb xo

  3. What a fabulous piece, wow!! Love all the embellies you have added.


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