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Oops…I Went Too Far with My Mixed Media Play

Using a stencil to fix a messI went too far. I was just playing around on cardboard and was really becoming very very happy with what was developing. So I kept going…and then I went too far. Does that ever happen to you?

mixed media layers

Was that a mistake? Nope, not at all. It was an Oops, an Outstanding Opportunity that Presented Suddenly. The gift came directly from me not loving this anymore.

Yes, not loving it is a gift! There was no stress about ruining it. I didn’t care because I didn’t love it. And that meant I could just play and enjoy.

Now I have more words to use in my mixed media play and still plenty of cardboard left over for whatever else strikes my fancy.

Watch Oops…What I Did When I Went Too Far on YouTube.

Verbage stencil is available here.

Luckily, I have a camera and one of the early stages is loaded with fun drips so it is the next Spark of Art-spiration. What’s that and how do you get one? Sparks go out to my newsletter friends. Find out all about Sparks here and get one now!

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  • Cathy Nichols February 23, 2015, 3:20 pm

    ooo! I really like the way the gray and colorful portions complement each other! Turned out so well!

  • Jean Marmo February 23, 2015, 8:11 pm

    Hi! Such fun colors and I love how you played with it!

  • Raine February 23, 2015, 10:52 pm

    Fun video! By the way, what type of scissors are you using? They look like they’ll hold up to anything!

    • Carolyn Dube February 24, 2015, 7:57 pm

      They are some kind of fiskars…the word Amplify is on them…so maybe that is the style? They are very useful and sharp scissors!

      • Raine February 25, 2015, 11:23 am

        Thanks, Carolyn!

  • Ruth L February 24, 2015, 11:41 am

    Carolyn, I just love your oops, you know the whole background looks great, it is so inspirational!