Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Winter Love - Mixed Media Layout

Hello, Crafty Friends... I have been taking a really big interest into the mixed media world and have  been dabbling a lot with different techniques. Like my mom always said, " you have to try everything at least once to decide if you like it or not".

And, with that, I'm going to dive right in! No hesitating. No turning back. 
 Let's get ready to rumble!! Yup, Mixed Media is about to go down!! 

This just got real! I'm about to get dirty...Oh no!! I hate getting dirty!!


Oh well, here I go!!

Supplies Used
Spritzers Dye Ink Sprays- Glacier Lake, Mermaid  (Clearsnap)
ColorBox Petal Point Ink Pads- Aurora, Enchantment (Clearsnap)
Art Screens- Bloom (Clearsnap)
Teresa Collins Pocket Die- Love- Memory Collection (Craftwell)
Winter Wonderland- Blizzard, Shiver, Flurries, Chips(Pebbles Inc)
Natural Corrugated Stack (DCWV)
Vintage Sheet Music
Gesso (Liquitex)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Ad Tech)
Winter Glitter Sprays and Flower Pick (Celebrate It)
Mini Picture Frame (Michael's)
Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Paper Mart)
Gauze/ Cheese Cloth
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
Sponge Daubers (Tsukineko)
Heat Tool (Marvy Uchida)
Die-cut Spatula (Cricut)
Button Shank Remover or Wire cutters 
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool (Tonic Studios)
Micro Beads- Seamist ( Buttons Galore)

First, I took a mini frame
 and remove the backing from it. It is easy to do with the help of your die-cut spatula. Just slide between and across. Try to remove as much excess cardboard as possible. This helps minimize the bulk of the frame.

 Now, I painted my whole frame with gesso and let dry. You can use a heat gun to speed this step along.

Then I sprayed my gessoed frame down using Clearsnap's Mermaid Spritzer. Once dried I used a sponge dauber and the darkest color from my ColorBox Aurora Petal Point to rub the raised areas. Dried the ink using my heat gun and then applied silver from my ColorBox Enchantment Petal Point to go over the dark color I just rubbed on. 

The silver over the black really makes the silver pop!

Then I heat set again with my heat tool.

I set my frame aside and custom colored my poinsettia flower. I love buying just white flowers and embellishments for this very reason. I can custom color everything to fit my needs. Because this is fabric, it takes a much longer drying time than paper. You can help it along with a heat gun but will still need quite a bit of drying time still.

Be careful when using your heat gun at all times! Objects get very hot!

While I was waiting for my poinsettia to finish drying I moved onto my paper. I cut an 8"x8" sheet of Pebbles Shiver paper and  distressed the edges. Then, I sponged on a huge flower onto the background using my Bloom stencil and the teal colors from my Aurora ink pad, I also went along the distressed areas with the same ink.

Then I ran that piece through my Xyron Creative Station. I also cut out random strips from more Pebbles paper and inked the edges of those strips as well. Then I tore a ripped out pages from an old book of sheet music and inked the edges of those as well. I distressed all the edges on my pieces with the same teal colored ink. Once all my pieces were dry they all took a quick ride through my Xyron Creative Stations and Sticker Makers.

I used a 12"x12" sheet of corrugated cardboard by DCWV as my base of my layout and randomly dry brushed gesso onto it.

Once dried, I just peeled and stuck my different panels onto the corrugated cardboard base. 

I added some Pebbles Snowflake Chips onto my layout using Diamond Glaze.

And then, made splatters using my spritzers. I just simply removed the covers and tap the cap to make the dye ink drip off the straw. OOhhhh, I likey!!

For inside my frame I cut out 3 die-cuts of the word "love" from craft cardstock using my Teresa Collins pocket die. Glued and stacked them all together and then inked them... again using the same dark teal color from my Aurora Petal Point ink pad.

For the final touches, I tucked and glued cheese cloth for a bit of texture. To add more texture I used more Diamond glaze and made strategically placed swirls and then covered them with micro beads.

And here is my finished layout...

And then the easiest part was just hot gluing all my pretty elements.

I can't tell you how much I am in love with this frame!!

And I love how the micro beads almost look like an extension of my glittered spray stems.

I am soooo in love with this layout! And, I hope you are too!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, that is simply stunning. I love the blue and all the details.
    Happy Crafting!
    Creative Crafting Designs