Mixed Media Monday: Birthday Butterflies

Birthday Butterflies Art Journal Page

Since my 25th birthday was last Wednesday my pages this week include a variety of things I got. The paper thin wood veneer I bought with a gift card has been really fun to experiment on. In the video I use a mixture I made a loooong time ago for darkening wood. It’s just a can of steel wool and vinegar, the rusty liquid can make a cool effect on most woods. It’s also good for taking the shine down on metal hardware like I did in this project. I want to try so many more techniques on sheets of veneer, I just love wood grain!

With the same gift card I also picked up a heat gun. It’s this one, and it really speeds up filming art journal pages. The tags on the page were made by my sister for my present and they were too pretty to toss out. As for the rest of the layout I use gesso, washi tape, acrylic paint, a honeycomb stencil, my fine tipped Ultimate Craft Pen, butterfly images I bought thrifting years ago, and some labels.

Birthday Butterflies Art Journal Page

This weekend I finally took some time and built a new light box for filming and photography. So let me know how you like the new video!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEKqVWVcTYo?rel=0&w=700&h=475]

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