We are so excited to introduce our Naturals Mixed Media Guest Designer Liz Hicks. Liz is an artist who has been working in the craft industry for a long time and we thought it would be fun to feature a few of her projects that will inspire you to get out your paints, mists, glitter and other art supplies to alter and add our Naturals to many of your own projects. But first, let's get to know Liz a little bit before we take a look at her wall art idea...
LYB: What are your favorite types of projects—pages, mini albums, cards, altered projects, etc?
LH: Canvas or altered art
LYB: Any unique tips or techniques you use?
LH: I love layering in a peek-a-boo style… this offers visual interest and keeps my crafting interesting.
LYB: How long does it typically take you to complete a layout?
LH: An hour or so… depends on how organized my studio is.
Children's Wall Art by Liz Hicks
My daughter helped me come up with this concept as a fun canvas to hang on her wall. I kept the design simple with a few spots of color from the Just Because collection. I also thought it would be fun to use foam stickers as the background for the paper hearts.
Tip: Don't be afraid to use spray paint on your projects. I spray painted the hearts white and used the patterned paper along with Silver Inka Gold by Viva Colour to accent the canvas. I also used smooch glitz in silver to accent as well. The LYB canvas alphabets also add great texture and can be easily painted to compliment your project.
We'll be back next week with a few more projects from Liz, but in the meantime please visit her blog for more of her inspiring ideas and techiniques.
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!