Pink, pink, pink!! It's all about PINK this month at the Academy of Scrapbooking and Arts! How exciting is this, right?! It's such a versatile color.

Pink doesn't always have to be used to make pretty works of art. As you can see, I decided to live life on a creative edge this month. Today I hope to get you to go outside your comfort zone and work with some unusual products.

It's not every day you see skull and bones mixed with pink so simply like this. I have accustomed myself to making complex mixed media designs, so, one of my additional challenges is to create more simply.

I hope you will follow along with me today and be inspired.

Product List
- Prima Marketing/Finnabair Studio
 Heavy Black Gesso
 Crimson Impasto Paint
Dusty Rose Impasto Paint
Indian Pink Wax

Heather Hills Wax
Alumilite Clear Casting Resin
Aileen’s Tacky Glue
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz: Chip Quotes “Halloween”

Let's get our crafty spunk going!

1.You will want to begin by laying down a line of both colors of impasto paints
Hint: Using different paintbrushes pull the paint to the edges of the canvas on both sides

2.While that dries begin altering all your castings using black gesso and wax

3. Once the surface is dry, splatter it with some watered down black gesso

4. Distress the edges of the canvas using black gesso and a dauber sponge

5. Begin adding the castings one by one starting with the wings

6.Now lay down the bones to the edges of the canvas
Hint: I used some cardboard to raise certain pieces to keep them stabilized

7.Lastly, find some chipboard quotes and add those to the canvas

It may have been short and sweet, but it was a wicked good time, right?!

Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy

I hope you enjoyed your time with me today.

Until next time, stay creative everyone!

Jessica Larios
Matter of Crafts

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