Friday, August 7, 2015

New Release Time at Aurora Wings!

It’s almost the weekend and I hope that a lot of you find time to be creative. Aurora Wings has a new release today. With that new release we have an Aurora Wings Designer’s Showcase blog showcasing a brand new sprite. We can never have too many of Aurora Wings' sprites.

Are you ready to learn a little about my creative process? This is post is photo heavy, of course, but hopefully you will learn something new.

Meet the latest addition of Mitzi's growing collection of sprites...Ice Cream Sundae Sprite
My first course of action is my Copic coloring of this cute little sprite.

Photo 1 will show you my first step getting my substrate ready. I added DecoArt’s Matte Medium to my watercolor paper. After that was dry is where I started adding DecoArt’s Modeling Paste and Tim Holtz layering stencils Bubble and Hearts.
I let this dry overnight and added more matte medium the next morning.

Photo #2 is my beginning of adding some fun new spray paints.
The paint shown here is Pink Cherry Fizz. I love the way it dripped and dried.

Photo #3 is my last layer of paint. This one is Peacock Teal Shimmer.
I love the blue of the pink and teal combination.

Photo #4 is all about my doilies. Doily A is a combination of Vivid Violet and Peacock Teal Shimmer. Doily B is Peacock Teal Shimmer only. The shimmer in this Peacock Teal is unbelievable. (If you would like the links to these amazing paints,
please email me at The subject line should read “paint links.”)

These last two photos are really close ups of more embellishments. My sentiment is computer generated. 
"Happiness" is a wooden embellishment from Prima and painted with DecoArt’s Black Gesso. 

Before I go any further, I would like to say that I will be creating a 6” journal dedicated to Mitzi’s sprites. My inspiration for this adventure comes from a dear friend of mine, Bonnie. Check her blog, Artful Digits, for more mixed-media goodness. (Yes, Bonnie, I am using your technique of fussy cutting the image and layering. Thank you!)

Below is the final piece. You can see the glass reflection of the Fun Stampers Journey Glaze that I added to the sprinkles and glass dish. My flags were created with Fun Stampers Journey's 2" wide Sweet Tape. I placed the tape on watercolor paper and drew the flags on the back, cut them out, and added them to the piece. The candy dots are Fun Stampers Journey's Candi Dots. Take a visit to my Fun Stampers Journey site and check out the new catalog, lots of fun stuff this year.

Did you know…?

That including our Aurora Wings Showcase Blog, we have a Stamps by Aurora Wings Facebook group, There is a contest/challenge for you to join every month.

At our Aurora Wings Challenge Blog, a new challenge begins every third Monday of the month. This month our theme is “Things with Wings.” You know Mitzi has many images with wings, so why don’t you join for your chance to win some images. Those using an Aurora Wings image may enter up to three times. I would advise you to use an Aurora Wings image.

How about a Stamps by Aurora Wings weekend sale? You have a chance for even more savings checking out the “sales” section and use your sale code along with those savings. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you head over to our Aurora Wings (AW) Showcase blog and check out the fantastic pieces of art created by all the AW Showcase designers.

Aletha Jane


  1. Loving you mixed media background for this cutie, Aletha! Thanks for the fab tut. such a fun project! xxD

  2. Wow...lovely creation Aletha...great background and of course lovely image and colouring.

  3. I love your walk-throughs! Your work always have so much gone into it, the only way to fully appreciate is by seeing all these step-by-step photos and reading your words. This mixed media piece is spectacular, Aletha. I'm really psyched about the whole book you're going to be making with the Sprites! :D It's going to be amazing!! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration for this new release today.

    Mitzi xxx

  4. You are so creative and have a fantastic eye for design. Please come share with us for Pink Saturday.♥

  5. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Aletha. This is absolutely amazing. I love the rich background with the fabulous texture andyummy colours. That image is so adorable and really pops against the background. Your colouring always is a delight. Wish I could sit beside you and watch and learn. I cannot wait to see more! What a fabulous idea for a journal. Love Mitzi's sprites and your art.


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