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HOP - Tone on Tone

HOP - Tone on Tone

Hello everyone!! Welcome back to our blog, to our Hop. Our Mixed Media Team is using our Brutus Monroe products to make a tone on tone card!!! If you have not seen them yet, hop over here to see them in our store

We hope that you find some inspiration in the projects our team put together.

To start this project hop along, BreAnn has created a project using our products to make ATCs:

I started by putting Gesso on this B that my husband cut for me. Once it was dry, I sprayed Surface Sprays in Aubergine and Locomotive in layers to give dimensional color. Next, I made rolled flowers and sprayed them with the same colors. As a final touch, I mixed locomotive surface spray with alabaster glitter glaze. I used that mixture through a stencil for added texture.


Next up on our hop, Jeanne has used Brutus Monroe's tone on tone projects:
Hi friends! Hope those of you who are Mother's had a wonderful Mother's Day! For this week's project the Mixed Media team had to create "Tone on Tone". I wanted to create something different so these tags are what I came up with. I used some of the mixed media tags from Brutus Monroe, covered the entire tag with white Gesso, applying 2 coats. I then used the Brutus Monroe Alabaster Glitter Glaze onto the Brutus Monroe Feather stencil. Heat dried that then brushed on some of the Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment in Pearl. I then embellished it with some vintage photos from Tim Holtz backed on some design papers as well as the sentiments. I used black ink on the pics and sentiments before adhering to the paper then used foam dots to adhere to the tag. I had some design paper with some beautiful black & white flowers, I fussy cut and adhered with Tacky glue, added some white paper flowers and some dark gray sequins and some Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles. I added some pearl lace trim on one of the tags on the bottom for added interest and black seam binding . Lastly I added a little bit of water with the Pearl Aqua Pigments and made splatters on both tags. I do hope that you like what I came up with this week! Till next time!

Lots Of Hugs~ Jeanne


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For our next inspirational post Jenn  created a clean and simple card:

I started with a card base made using a turquoise cardstock. The base measures 5" X 6". Next, I used watercolor cardstock and a waterbrush with Turquoise aqua Pigment to create a background with an ombre look. I cut the Stained Glass Die from Glitter cardstock in turquoise and adhered it to the water colored background. I then adhered that to my base and added the Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles and a stamped sentiment. I chose these colors because they are my favorite!



This next project Nicole used our stamps and stencils to create her card:

This weeks theme was tone on tone and it has to be my absolute favorite!  I love working tone on tone, especially when I get into a creative block. It takes the thinking out of the embellishing process! I began today's project with a piece of watercolor paper.  I painted rays of colors using the Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments.  This is probably my #1 most favorite product.  There's just so much you can do with them! I like to use them like watercolor paints.  Once the pigments were dry, I stamped the ferris wheel onto my tag.  It took a bit of strategic alignment, but worked beautifully and was fairly easy to do! I then stamped another ferris wheel on to a plain piece of watercolor paper so I could paint the little buckets, fussy cut them out and then adhere them on foam adhesive to add dimension.  I then took my white gel pen to add details, added coordinating enamel dots, and lastly, I added my favorite sentiment from this set. That was it! A beautiful, colorful addition to my tag art journal!




Our last project on our Mixed Media hop is by Liz:

This week we were to focus on any project we liked, but using tone on tone. I will admit - I struggled with that a bit because I need - NEED - multiple colors in my work. I managed to do it with only adding black and white. I had found these cool envelopes at a store about a year ago and never figured out what to do with them. After making this, I think it would be fun to store like receipts in it, etc. 
I started with choosing a color to work with. I wanted something that felt fun as lately I've been under a lot of stress, so I choose pink. I also wanted something that screamed Spring at the top of its lungs. The weather here in NH does NOT seem to know what she's doing. Using Brutus Monroe stencils; Peacock and Chevon and pairing them with a Gelli plate to monoprint the background. Then took modeling paste through the stencils to create some dimension. I used the Aqua Pigment Pink to give that color. I drew some flowers in as lately I've been on a drawing kick. 
Thanks for checking it out! 
Liz Oswald
The Distracted Crafter
Liz Oswald
The Distracted Crafter


Thank you for stopping by. Remember to "Create Your Own Ending" and keep creating!!!

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