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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What's On Your Workdesk #363

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am participating in this week's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday's around-the-world peek into other peoples creative spaces that has has been going on for almost seven years. That's right, next week on May 25th is the 7th anniversary of this awesome weekly blog hop event started by Julia Dunnit over at the Stamping Ground.  You can go HERE to read all about the What's and Why's and How to's of this event.
Here is the corner of my studio that I am sharing today, I call it my mixed-media corner and it's the space I set up to do all the messy stuff like using my sprays and stencils and pastes. (note the paper taped to the back of the wall? grin) I have discovered when I am in the creative zone that I am a messy worker and having my sprays all mounted on the wall above my work space makes for both easy finding and even easier putting away.
I found this grey shelving unit at my local Winners store and it is perfect for keeping all my pastes and gesso and gel mediums out of the way but within easy reach.  And I finally found a use for this old fashioned receipt holder that was gifted to me - I keep all my tissues and bubble wrap and mixed media "other kinds of papers" here - again out of the way but where I can see them and remember to use them!
On this paper-covered work surface you are seeing a whole bunch of backgrounds that I am creating for ATC (artist trading cards) and ART swaps with people I know all over the world.  
You are also seeing the results of my first attempt at carving my own stamps.  I really love the impressions I get when I used them with paint and with the new Susan K. Weckesser metalic ink.  These backgrounds remind me of East Indian batik fabrics... Swoon!

The other technique I was trying out was using a makeup sponge to blot white gesso ontop of this mask which I placed overtop of my brightly colored sprayed paper.  THIS is a technique I will be definitely doing again.  Now some people out there know these bits are coming and some do not so Shhhhh... Smile.  And if YOU would like to swap with me please contact me by e-mail at scrabooklynne (at) hotmail (dot) com and let's start the dialogue.
Thanks for popping in today for a visit and please do leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!
Scrapbooking Artist 
Lynne Mizera


  1. wow, great storage shelf for your mediums. love the desk too. Happy WOYWW Helen #1

  2. Lots of crafty work going on at your desk . Jill #7

  3. So taken by the great shelving solutions.. Happy WOYWW BJ#15

  4. I love your work area Lynne - how bright and breezy is that? Your work is so colourful too - do I get the impression that you're not one of life's shrinking violets?? LOL. I'm not either, so we'd be good company!
    Thanks for your support today,
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  5. Love all that storage, Lynne. Great idea - cover the wall with paper to avoid "spread" of all those yummy looking sprays and paints. Your colours are great, vibrant and fun. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

  6. WOW - you are one serious crafter :-) love the storage and the lovely work you have there. Happy WOYWW Anne x #24

  7. Beautiful pattern and colours on your work.
    Enjoy the WOYWW!
    Sussie nr 17

  8. Your "messy corner" is bigger than most of our entire art spaces, Lynne! Love your storage solutions - good tips for me when/if I finally get some space for myself. Love the wine bottles and glasses art piece - have I seen that before? It looks fantastic, as do your prints. Indeed, they're reminiscent of batik! Happy Wednesday! zsuzsa #37

  9. OMG! You are sooooooo organized! I'm in total awe. I'm always looking for things. I can see that you having a wonderful time!
    Michelle ♥

  10. Hi Lynne, I do love how you have all your sprays stored! I've just moved all mine into a drawer in my desk, in the hope of reminding me to use them! Gorgeous, vibrant artwork, love it. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 xxx

  11. I LOVE your mixed-media corner. What a great space to get messy and creative in. Very nice background pieces. It sounds like you participate in a lot of ATC swaps. I admit to not making one before but am making some for the anniversary.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #46

  12. Lovely to have a dedicated corner to make a mess spraying :-)
    Super storage ideas too!
    Happy WOYWW

  13. Brilliant workspace all set up for your messy crafting! Loving those backgrounds. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #36

  14. Loving your workspace and great shelving, everything ready for use. Hope you have a great woyww and a happy crafty week too, Angela x 20

  15. What a lovely tidy place to work, and the lining is a great idea. I love the batik effect, and the colours are fab. Happy week, Chrysalis 58

  16. Hi Lynne, I love your backgrounds and that beautiful piece of art on the right of the first photo (wine bottle and Glasses).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #18

  17. I love you little messy corner. What a good idea. I don't dare use inks and sprays because they are so messy. And everything will be covered in colour in no time, knowing me.
    What a wonderful stamp you have made. I also like your sponge and gesso technique. Must try that...
    I have just spent some time looking atyour slide show of layouts and cards at the side. Lovely.
    Thanks for visiting,
    I have sent you an email re ATCs.
    Have a good week,

  18. Ha, ha, I DID buy twice as much! You just can't see it all :)
    I LOVE your shelving with all your sprays. So convenient! Mine are very inconveniently in boxes.
    Love your backgrounds, especially that red/orange one. Gorgeous!

  19. Love your backgrounds! I'll have to show you some of mine I did in Dyan's class. I actually loved my backgrounds (on the second day). You have some great storage ideas, too! I don't know if I could carve a stamp. It would have to be know how I am. I hope to be able to get crafty again soon....after all this condo stuff is over with. I hope I can come visit your space this summer. We'll talk...Lots of hugs!


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