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Take a look at Anai's story...
Lately I've been thinking a little about my creative adventure.
Years are passing by and I still find it hard to say what are my most favorite techniques, products or types of works. I started from cards and very simple works, then started my scrapbooking adventure, then came the mixed-media stuff. ;)
From time to time there are some new products which I fall in love with (paper flowers, mists, die cuts, stencils, PanPastels, lately all kind of "project life" cards - the list could be much longer ;) ) and I feel the urge to try many of them, to expand my techniques, to learn new things. :)
No wonder that my style in constantly changing. But on the other hand - I think my real style, my estetic feeling is still the same. :)
For the last few weeks I've been experimenting with layouts a lot. I've been trying to apply many techniques I've been using on my canvas panels. I'm playing with backgrounds a lot - with PanPastels, stamps, paints, stencils, gel medium, mists and so on. Later I cover most of it with paper and embellishments, but I really like the results. For me it's a perfect combination of my two artistic paths - as a scrapbooker and as a mixed-media artist. ;)
I decided to make a layout with a photo of my friend Zosia and her two daughters. These women are so amazingly strong, funny and friendly... I just love spending time with them.
For the base I used a paper from the "Illumination" collection (oh hey - here's the third path of my creative journey - I actually designed the paper ;) )
On the close-ups you can see small parts of my "working on the base" phase. It takes a lot of time to play with media like that, but I really love it.
Have you already seen these new doilies die-cuts from Prima? They look so nice! And although Zosia is not a scrapbooker - sometimes she goes with me to scrapbooking meetings and conventions and I know for sure that there's always one particular design she's looking for - a doily. :)
I want to give her this layout so it was a very important part of this composition.
And how about a bit of glitter? You probably know by now that I'm a huge fun of all sparkly and glittery stuff. :)
My favourite way is to mix glitter with gloss gel medium and use it with a stencil. It makes amazing effect - it's sparkly, dimensional and no glitter is falling off!
And how about you? How does your creative journey go?
Are you more on the scrapbooking or more on the mixed-media side?Hugs
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