Thursday, 5 March 2015

"Wings" - The Mirror Crack'd Mixed Media Challenge #7

Servus and welcome to my first post as a DT member of the "The Mirror Crack'd" mixed media challenge blog run by the lovely Lin from Twisted Witch! I love the team's relaxed but profound approach to mixed media so when I read about their DT Call I decided to give it a try...and voila: here I am, bringing to you my first project I made for them!

The theme this month is 


and we want to see anything (apart from cards) you can create with WINGS. 

If you haven't played one of our challenges by now I recommend you read the page about the TMC definition of mixed media so you make sure you enter a proper make (and thus get eligible for the prize draw). It is of course just one possible approach to mixed media (and one I really like).

I created another art journal page (in my finnabair art journal) and started with cutting a pair of wings from fabric using the Sizzix "Layered Wings" die. I then glued them to the journal page using the Decou-Page "Fabric" glue, which keeps the fabric flexible. While the glue was still wet I sprinkled some Brusho colours onto them - which created the stained effect you can see. 

The page itself was first given some streaks of white Gesso (to stamp the image on) and then I added some additional texture with washi tape and stamped dots.

The image was coloured using Faber Castell Artist Pens. To shade in the silhouette I used a black and red Stabilo Marks it All pencil and a fine detail brush. The quote was printed on the computer and then glued to the page and blended in with Distress Markers. Some more white Gesso added with a palette knife here and there - that's it. I hope you like it! 

I would love to see you enter our "Wings" challenge at The Mirror Crack'd soon! And don't miss on checking out the makes of my fab teamies - you will find loads of inspiration! 

Hugs and happy cafting,

I enter this art journal page to:

Art Journal Journey's "Things with Wings" collection

City Crafter Challenge Blog, Week 251 - Washi Tape

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - March challenge


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges - "Just a hint of clover"


  1. This is fabulous Claudia! I love your interpretation of wings and the bright greens really pop on the black background! Stunning! hugs :)

  2. Beautifully done! The wings coming up off the page are perfect (and the color!).

  3. Ganz zauberhaft, gefaellt mir sehr gut. Schoen dich wieder Zu sehen und danke fuers Mitmachen bei AJJ! LG. Valerie

  4. Wow, großartige Flügel in Kombination mit einem tollen Washi tape Hintergrund, ich glaube, der kleine Schutzengel möchte auch wieder öfter die Sonne sehen.
    LG Kerstin xx

  5. Fantastisch ist das gemacht Claudia- bin restlos begeistert ! Perfekt diese genialen Farben im Kontrast zu dem Weiss... einfach super!
    Lieben Dank, dass Du es zur Art Journal Joureny Challenge verlinkst!
    liebe Waldviertler Grüße nach Wien
    von Susi

  6. Brilliant Claudia
    Amanda x

  7. Super idea, I hope Gavin gets on alright. Love his clothes and green hair and your terrific background.

  8. I like the image you have on your creation, lovely work, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  9. Fabulous texture in the background Claudia. Your page is unique, love it!

  10. Totally stunning artwork!

  11. Geniale Komposition liebe Claudia dein kleiner Punkengel,toll auch wieder die HG Gestaltung.
    Liebe Grüße

  12. Oh Claudia,
    Your Man-Angel is so different from mine but no less amazingly wonderful.......I firstly love your wings, as I enjoy working with fabric because it is so tactile. I do not know the Stabilo pens you mention, I do not think I will be able to get them here in NZ. But goodness they are so effective on your little man. He is just fabulous, you always inspire me and I am so happy that you are here on TMC.

  13. Hi Claudia, brilliant journal page and very original. Love the techniques you've used to create this unique piece. happy crafting, Angela x

  14. Congratulations on the DT appointment, Claudia! Your mixed media creation is outstanding!! Thank you so much playing in the City Crafter challenge!! It's a pleasure to meet you and I hope you'll pop over and meet me, too! Hugs, Darnell

  15. I am in Aww to see your beautiful page. It's stunning mixed media piece( as always):))

  16. Congratulations on your DT appointment. I love your art.
    A great page with a distinctive angel:)
    Thank you for joining us
    Love Chrissie AJJ guest hostess xx

  17. Totally awesome! I love how you've done this and its so inspirational. Your creativity is just so cool x
    Sandie x

  18. What a fantastic work of art this is! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

  19. Ok, this is awesome, Claudia. ... Seriously... I love it so much!
    Have a great day!

  20. Congratulations on the new DT gig at The Mirror Crack'd, Claudia!! WOO-HOO for you!! :) :)
    I recognize some of the names of your MC'd team members--I'll be a new follower there for sure!! FAB inspiration projects there!!
    Completely FAB inspirational art journal page here, Claudia!! LOVE those wings!! Very cool effect the Brushos had on the fabric! Love the image--Gavin can be my guardian angel!! :) The depth and 'chaos' of this page is awesome!! You've got some of my fav tissue tape in there (the little black diamonds) that I just ran out of!! :) :) I can't seem to take my eyes off of this page, I'm mesmerized by it!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

  21. Beautifully twisted image and love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  22. Wow Claudia, love your journal page! You always seen to get the colour balance just right. I wondered how you coloured the wings, got to get the brusho out and play.
    Hugs Jan a Hill x

  23. This is a work of art!!! Love the colors, image and texture!!! This is amazing! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!!
    Samra DT

  24. Congrats Claudia and awesome make for your new DT! I love the sentiment and the greens really do make this LO pop. Fabulous job once again. Hugz muffin! ~Niki

  25. Wow, c'est une pure merveille comme j'aime. Beaucoup de travail de couleurs et de texture. Tout simplement magnifique! Merci de ta visite sur mon blog ainsi que de ton commentaire. Je m'inscris à ton blog avec plaisir.

  26. What an absolutely great piece! Those wings are A-MA-ZING and give the character such depth and a sense of incredible movement. The color is to die for, too. I really love how the sentiment matches the image and how the whole thing tells a story. It made me smile to see this kind of artistic and literary skill combined into one fabulous piece. I thoroughly enjoyed your post and appreciate the inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  27. Fantastic piece - love how you've built the layers up with the washi tape and stamping. The quote is just perfect too!! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o) xx

  28. This is art; I am in awe....and a fab take on our challenge. WOW! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  29. Oh that we all feel like Gavin sometimes Claudia. This is a clever piece with layers and so much that is interesting to ponder. Thank you for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

  30. What a lovely piece and those wings are fabulous! I love the sentiment and the texture this piece has! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  31. wow I glaube das ist mein neues Lieblingsprojekt von Dir :-) xoxo SanDee

  32. Weißt Du was ich so ganz besonders an Deiner Kunst mag, liebe Claudia? Den Facettenreichtum! Du bist immer für eine Überraschung gut und legst Dich nicht fest. Und wir Bewunderer hier, auf der anderen Seite, finden immer wieder neue Inspiration!

  33. Fantastic Claudia (as always), love the layers of papers, washi tapes and stamps...Stampotique image with wings...just fabulous!
    All misssed posts are awesome, dear Claudia...i am amazed also with Queen of the Steampunk Angels and Deep sea life tag!

  34. Eine tolle Umsetzung des Themas. Ich liebe das Farbspiel in deinen Flügel und das sie im Kontrast zu dem Hintergrund stehen.


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