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Are you a messy painter?



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So the other day I was chatting with M, a friend who teaches at my LSS and she explained to me that she was not into the whole mixed media trend because it was too messy for her. I guess that's what people associate mixed media with when people share their dirty painted/inked hands on social media. *LOL*


I am a surprisingly neat painter. I don't even need to wear an apron and my hands and nails stay pretty clean. Even when using my fingers to paint this art journal cover. :)


My secret? A wet rag on hand. I just clean as I go along so my hands don't get stained and my things don't get dirty. :)


Still love the amazing textures one gets from wrapping tissue and paint.


And my current obsession with chipboard in my art journals. Love that they add so much visual interest without the bulk.

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26 comments:

Tone-Lill said...

Looks fab what you have done here, and with no mess at all lol. A fantastic result with your mixed media, and thanks for the wer rag tip. I'll keep that in mind :)
Wish you a fun and creative week :))))

Lizzy Hill said...

Loving that mist on Australia ...so sparkly!! Gorgeous work...I'm CONSTANTLY having to find embellies to cover the smudges I make on my work cos I get sooooo filthy it's ridiculous...even with an apron....oh, to be you!!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AMAZING! WOW WOW WOW!!! I get my hands stained with mists ... but then you have seen how I make my canvasses! LOL! So it's no surprise they get messed up when I am 'squishing' the paint and mists together! :)

Cindy deRosier said...

This is GORGEOUS! This might be my favorite project you've ever done.

Rose said...

AWESOME!!!!! :)
i for one like being messy!! lol

Annette said...

Wow this is stunning...great texture and love the design...

Linda R said...

I have to admit I am a messy painter. I try not to make a mess but I just get busy and before you know it there is paint everywhere. Love your amazing creation here. Such wonderful texture..

Hugs~

Juhi said...

Oh this is so pretty Yvonne, i haven't tried mixed media yet but I am pretty sure I will be a messy painter if I did, cause I get inky fingers with distress inks itself!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow Yvonne ! I lo...oo..ved the bg with tissue n paint !The chipboard text looks fab and the window is beautiful !I have tried using tissue to create bg but it never turns out like this :( !

Hussena said...

This looks so gorgeous Yvonne!...I love the mixed media projects that you do..Especially the way you create your backgrounds and incorporate the chipboard on it..Never tried my hand at Mixed Media yet!...But will definitely do so in future! :)

Kishley said...

This is awesome! I love all your mixed media projects. Though i cant make out how the windows look in the real journal's pages! Do you glue them all together as well?
And I think I am at a mid level on the scale of messiness. I dont need to wear an apron, but i do get my nails smudged with paint! :D

Ali said...

Wonderful texture....I love this Yvonne!! I'm with you ..... a neat freak ....who needs mess?!!! LOL

Deepthi said...

Wow!! Everytime i visit your blog, I want to try the mixed media.. especially tissue and acrylics. Love this project of yours :)

Dr.Tanvi Sheth Shah said...

Love the texture u have created. Simply awesome!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Awesome! Love how you get such a great mix of colour then tone down with white. My apologies for not getting my Lessology post up on my blog yet - always have to post MCS as soon as it's ready and now the internet was down all weekend. I'm a very neat painter - my studio is spotless - I keep a packet of wetwipes on hand and slit open plastic bags for on top of my mats - then fold them up for future use or discard if very messy...

Naomi Edwards said...

Oh yes I get messy!!! Cleaning under my nails for days! I will have to try the wet rag....... I love your journal page, so vibrant and beautiful, I would love to know what kind of tissue you used because I tried it with the tissue used for wrapping and lets just say I am not showing it to anyone, lol hugs

~amy~ said...

I can't believe you don't get messy....I'm a mess just stamping a card!

This is wonderful! You should link up to Paper Issues...the theme is Up In The Clouds :)

Charlene said...

I always look at Mixed Media videos and say to myself...I can't work that messy lol But, when I've tried it I don't get messy either...I clean as I go...

I love this and the creative tissue paper you used, awesome!

Emily Keaton said...

I love your tip and your super textured creation, too :-)

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful design! I really love those clouds!

Mitra Pratt said...

mmmm! Tissue paper has such a nice texture! Your book is amazing! You friend might become addicted to mixed media, I know I am! And then a tissue paper hoarder....and then finding cool recycled items...She should give it a whirl!

Katy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all of that texture and the window!

Denise van Deventer said...

LOL...you are so right...mention the word mixed/media and it's assumed it's messy! I like your idea of keeping a wet rag on hand! Love the album cover...such beautiful texture! Super job! ;-)

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is simply gorgeous!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh this is so fabulous

Alice Wertz said...

i really want to reach out and touch this! amazing colors and textures. gorgeous work of art, Yvonne!

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