Boy is she taking me out of my box.
I've done 3 LOs so far, and only really like one. Not because of the techniques, but because I don't feel successful with them yet. It's like when I look back at my first scrapbook pages and just shake my head. I've come a looooooooooong way since then. And I know that with practice I will get better at this new style, too.
Until then, I'll just share the one I like. :)
We used gesso and Faber-Castell gelatos to create the background. The gesso primer allows you to do a reverse stenciling technique and lift the color off the page. I'm really loving the gelatos -- there are a ton of ways to use them, and they blend so nicely. This LO is pretty much a total scraplift of the one Mou did for class.
I challenge you to try a style completely different from your own. And do it BADLY! I mean, really make a stinker of a LO. Because I believe that making mistakes is when learning really happens. Then take that LO and cut off the parts that you like and throw the rest away. Even if it's just a section of background that you could punch some butterflies out of. That's what I did with my modeling paste LO.
It was TERRIBLE. But I liked the actual modeling paste parts. So I cut them out and will try to use them on something else. I still learned how to use the paste, and what colors of gelatos just shouldn't be on a page together.
In case you're interested, the class is Get Artsy at Big Picture Classes.