Thursday, January 22, 2015

eBrushed Mixed Media Layout

Hello Crafty Friends... For today's project I went waaaay out of my comfort zone and did my very first mixed media layout. I've always wanted to give mixed media a try but was too scared to, but after this I can honestly say that it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be. I learned that any mistakes I thought I made were easily forgiven with more distressing and a lot more color. 

Supplies Used:
eBrush by Craftwell with the Spectrum Noir (SN) & Sharpie (SP) adapter heads
Spectrum Noir Markers (True Black, TN8, PP2)
Sharpie (Gold Metallic)
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils- Splatters & Measured
Sizzix Dies - Jelly Frames & Decorative Accents 
Hero Arts Stamp- Raindrop Background
Moment Ink Pad- Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black)
Mod Podge
Cheese Cloth
Patterned Paper (Fancy Pants- Fancy Free Collection)
Flat Back Pearls
Assorted Paper Flowers (Prima Marketing Inc.)
Bling (Prima Marketing Inc.)
Homemade Modeling Paste

I started by adhering a piece of patterned paper to a 12"x12" piece of chipboard. This will help prevent warping and keep my work surface flat. I then tore random pieces of coordinating patterned paper and glued and sealed it with Mod Podge onto the page.

Then, I stamped my layout using my Hero Arts' Raindrops Background stamp in Momento ink.

After stamping I created texture with my modeling paste and my Tim Holtz stencils in random areas around my page. Then I ebrushed over those same areas in my Spectrum Noir markers PP2, TN8, and True Black. The absolute best thing about ebrushing color onto my page is that there is virtually no drying time on the ink. So I can move right to the next step! 

I cut 3 frames from my patterned paper with my Sizzix Jelly Frame die and saved the centers on the side. I ebrushed the frames using my Spectrum Noir Marker in TN8 in the Spectrum Noir (SN) adapter.

I used my Sizzix Decorative Accents die and cut this regal shape out of chipboard. I then painted it with gesso then sprayed it with my eBrush with my Sharpie (SP) adapter and Gold Metallic Sharpie and then with my Spectrum Noir True Black marker again in the (SN) adapter around the edges.

I also used my eBrush to spray silhouettes from my Sheena Nature stencil onto the centers of my two of my 3 frames. For this I used my Spectrum Noir marker PP2 in my Spectrum Noir (SN) adapter head. 

I adhered all my frames and their centers onto a sheet of craft paper. Then I cut them all out creating solid pieces.

I also ebrushed my cheese cloth in Spectrum Noir TN8 to give it a more worn and aged look. Again no drying time!! Yay! 

I adhered lace and cheese cloth to my page with Mod Podge and then added all my finished pieces die cuts over top with more Mod Podge. This ensures a very strong hold. 

Lastly, I added my Prima flowers topped with flat back pearls and bling to the page. 

I hoped you like this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

Thanks for stopping by!!

~ Mitsy

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