Monday, 9 May 2016

Jot Magazine May Mood Board Challenge

As soon as I saw this month's A-MAY-ZING mood board from Jot Magazine, I immediately thought dark, moody and grungy.

I was immediately drawn to the colour palette first and foremost, and my inspiration for my subject stemmed from the song lyric in the mood board. I have scrapped a photo of myself playing guitar. 

As well as crafting, I find that music definitely lifts my spirits - another creative outlet of mine. I'm a big fan of grunge music so I thought this would be a perfect way to scrap that.

I started my grungy, messy mixed media background by gesso-ing the page then started with lines of black acrylic paint (applied with the end of a rewards card) to make big checks. 

I then added a layer of grey gelato applied with the packaging technique. The next layer was navy Colour Shine applied  with a paintbrush, then another layer of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans watered down to make a water colour effect. 

I then added a layer of white texture paste though a stencil, then once that was dry I applied some Colour Blast colour paste in Stormy Weather through a different stencil.

To finish the background I added some navy thread, some white thread and some stamping. I also added some splatters in navy and black.

I liked how there was a tiny touch of red in the mood board, and although not in the colour palette, I felt I had to add just a tiny touch of red to my page for passion.

I finished off with more splatters, including some watered down gesso splatters, some doodling with a red pen, and a simple title.

I really love getting messy and adding layer after layer, and getting my grunge on!!


  1. Ooooh loving that background! Thanks for joining in with the Jot Mood board challenge this month :-)

  2. This is great Rachel!!! Love it.. thanks for joining in with our Mood Board challenge again! Kim