Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Reneabouquets Artists With An Edge Design September 2020 Moodboard Challenge

 Hi everyone! It's September, which means there is a new mood board challenge in the Reneabouquets Artists With an Edge Facebook Group

Beautiful Board (BB)Chipboard will celebrate its 3rd Birthday this year on September 1st!! I've focused on using Beautiful Board on this page. To help celebrate, the giveaway for this challenge will be a large amount of BB.

In case you are new to my blog, we do a mood board challenge every month in the Reneabouquets Artists With an Edge Facebook Group. Everyone who enters a new project using items from Reneabouquets, gets entered into a chance to win a Reneabouquets prize package at the end of the month. 

Here is the kick off project that I made for this month's challenge.

This photo is of Maude Fealy, a famous stage actress from around 1900.

To make this page I applied clear gesso to Blue Fern Jane's Memoirs paper.

  I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. Below that is a watercolor paper mat, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most of the paper from the top of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso.I put two or three layers of cardboard between the layers to add dimension. 

I put the layers with the photo onto the page.

I had already painted the page with clear gesso. I applied Prima Platinum crackle paste with a stencil and an old credit card. I brushed on white gesso on the page where I planned on glueing things on. I picked out Beautiful Board,and sponged on gesso. 

I drew out the shapes and the black and white of the photo onto the layers. I added pale aqua,teal and  gold Shimmerzpaints, and layers of gesso, black ink, and mica powders. 

I painted all the BB with gold mica powder and water, and some Dragon's Eye Spark's acrylic paint from Finnabair.

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, gold leaf,glass glitter, glass beads, pearls,rhinestones, bark and lichen, white tulle,metal from Reneabouquets,Tim Holtz, and Vintaj,flowers from  Reneabouquets,Prima,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents. There are some fussy cut images from Prima papers.
As a final touch I rubbed on Prima wax in white gold over some of the stencil work, and around the borders of the page. I think it gave it a nice grungy look.

 Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

If you would like to join us for this months challenge, you can find the event here...


Challenge rules:

1. Create a NEW project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the Reneabouquets.com store or the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop 

2. Your project can be any style.

3. Renea is providing an even larger prize RAK this year, but please note, we must have at least 6 participants monthly to provide a Giveaway Drawing. The Monthly Winner will be featured on the main page, and if we have 6 or more participants, they will also be rewarded the prize RAK.

4. Add your project to the Reneabouquets Artist with an Edge September Mood Board 2020 event by 12:00 am September 30th ,2020.Check back on the 1st to see if you have won the random drawing.
(Drawing is done on Facebook live or unedited video to ensure fairness) 

5. Challenge is open to U.S. Residents and International

6. Have fun!

And now...I get to show you the prize package!!! 

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