Janelle's Mix-Ability challenge for us this week is to create a project using a décollage style. Here's her description: "Create with your favorite mixed media techniques and then take away from it. Try tearing away paper layers or wiping paint away from a stencil layered on top. (Try using rubbing alcohol to take off paint layers) Use candle wax before you add acrylic paint and then heat and rub away for the "peeled" paint look."
If you've been around me for a while, you know that I am usually ahead a week or two on projects. In all kindness to myself, I'm just not there right now, and I have to keep reminding myself that that's ok! Family medical issues, an intercontinental move, and culture stress are sort of a big deal after all... *sigh*
So I made this card last night! The base started as a spray painting experiment with layered stencils (started a few months ago), and it took a couple more layers as I played... I brayered white acrylic paint, then spritzed with water and dabbed to remove some of the paint. I added a little stamped texture using stamps from Impression Obsession.
I stenciled some Inka Gold in the corner, and since it's wax-based, I thought I'd try spritzing green shimmer spray over it, then melting it away. I've done a similar technique with Micro Glaze but I wasn't sure where that was, and I thought the Inka Gold might act the same. Well... it didn't remelt. It actually got a little crackly and flaky. Not what I was going for, but sort of cool too. I scraped parts of it off for a more imperfect look.
You'd think I'd know by now that things can be beautiful, even if they don't go the way I planned. ;)