It's time for another Mojo Monday Challenge and don't you just love this horizontal design by Julee?! The trio of circles in the sketch had me going immediately to this pumpkin image from Verve's Bountiful Harvest stamp set. We've had some glorious fallish days in VA and pumpkins are prolific in local farm markets, grocery stores, and on
display in many homes already. I created the background with what I call the reverse smooshing technique. Previously, I would apply 2 or 3 distress inks to an acrylic sheet, spritz with water and then smoosh the paper on the acrylic. This time, I used 3 separate smaller acrylic sheets, applied the ink to the acrylic - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive, spritzed and then smooshed the acrylic sheet on top of the watercolor CS! I heat dried between each of the colors, so there was less chance of muddying the tones. I'm thinking I prefer this method over the other as it gives me more control of color placement. I splattered some olive green and metallic gold Pelikan water colors over the panel. I love combining rustic jute twine with metallic gold sequins and gold ribbon (that peeks out from the sentiment flag) to give it a fun twist.
Need some more inspiration? See what the rest of the mojomakers have created by clicking on their blog links below...or...you can go to the Mojo Monday blog and click on the first nine thumbnails.
Julee Tilman (Owner)
Wanda Cullen (you are here)