Today's post is all about learning from my mistakes! For anyone out there new to mixed media, here are some things you might want to keep in mind! For the rest of you experienced folks, you can just snicker and hope karma doesn't get you! :)
1. Keep a sheet of waxed paper or something similar to that inbetween your art journal pages while working. Really helps contain the mess and drippage to just one spot and will not result in your other pages getting, well, lets just say...ruined!
2. Gelatos and mod podge are not good friends! Maybe because they are both water based! Anyways, when you try and put one on top of the other, they smear together! Now, unless that is the look you're going for, maybe you have to let one totally dry before doing anything with the other! Hmm, must try that. ( And on that note, thick, shiny, glittery paper also doesn't like mod podge.)
3. When stamping with StazOn ink, make sure you keep your fingers, knuckles or other body parts away from your paper or else you end up with black dots everywhere that you didn't want them! Some might say this is artistic though! :) Oh yeah, and if you get it on your fingers and try to work around something else, it will get all black too. Apparently StazOn is a "loose" term!
4. Do not try to color with paint pen around stamped letters until they are totally and I do mean TOTALLY dry!
Ok, so that was the result of playing with gelatos and pitt pens. Lots of fun and lots of learning going on today. It's all a process!