Kim Price: I absolutely love creating art in my spare time, and I’m a huge fan of modern color intense art styles. A quick look through Pinterest always gives me a starting point and even when I’m not feeling very creative this is a great way to jumpstart your motivation and enthusiasm.
This wonderful piece of art by Erin Ashley really caught my eye firstly because the colors stood out to me loud and clear, but also because the simple design blocks appeal to my sense of balance. I decided to use this piece as my starting point to build a mixed media style page and the resulting layout is one I feel I could hang on my wall as a work of art.
This was an easy piece to create – simple splashes of paint smoothed over a piece of chipboard with an old plastic card and allowed to dry between layers is all it takes. If you’re not a fan of paint or messy creating then blocks of patterned paper taken from BasicGrey Adrift collection would be perfect. I would suggest Ahoy and Sailor papers would work really well.
I’ve then added torn strips of coordinating papers from the 6”x6” Adrift paper pad to build layers, adding some contrast with a strip of Starboard.
A few added stickers tucked in between my paper layers contributes to the layered look along with a star element from the Die Cuts & Transparencies pack and a sticker for a title. The finishing touch is a row of brads cut from the Brad & Resin Combo pack and rather than remove them from the packaging I’ve chosen to add them as is across the top of my photograph.
Thanks for dropping in, I hope this inspires you to get creative!