Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mix-Ability - Graph Paper

This week's Mix-Ability challenge is to incorporate graph paper into our projects! It was nice to finally finish up my class kits, and have some time to play.

I started with a gel print from my file, and randomly brushed on some gel medium.  I stuck graph paper onto the print and burnished until the medium began to dry, then pulled the paper away. Some of it stuck, including the graph design. Not sure if that's a true 'transfer', but it worked! I did the same technique with a small scrap of reddish paper in the lower left corner.

I stamped the poppy (Unity Stamp Co.) onto graph paper, then pulled out Prismacolor Pencils... I worked from dark to light, beginning in the areas that I would have shaded first if coloring the poppy traditionally. To complete the poppy shape, I scribbled in a stem and leaf with a ballpoint pen.

If you haven't played along with the challenge yet, I hope you will! If you don't have graph paper handy, there's a download you can use - no excuses!

Hope you have a wonderful week!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, this is amazing. I love the graph paper flower.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Holy awesomesauce and all things that are right with this wold. I am in LOVE! This is incredible. I'm definitely going to put this in my bag of things to try.

  3. Looks almost pixelated! love that look!

  4. Holy cow!!!!! This is the best yet....who would have thought of doing this? You, that's who. You are my technique hero and inspiration guru.

  5. This is awesome Dina! Love the background and love how you did the flower.

  6. How awesome and beautiful,Dina. I know anyone who is an artist just knows what they're your coloring!

  7. Gorgeous! What a great idea for a new art piece. Love it!