Sunday 29 May 2016

Mixed Media Place- You were meant to SHINE

On now at Mixed Media Place is this FAB mood board

And here is my take:
This page uses some new designs i have been working on, very vintage and decorative.  I have added them to my etsy store
Bumble Bees
Chicken Wire Texture
Lace Edges
Carte Postale

The other thing I have been playing with is cutting banners, plaques, texture etc.. with my silhouette for layering. Loving these for layering unfortunately all that cutting kills my cutter blade.  Oh well the effect is worth it. Then i have found some FAB vintage ephemera from etsy that i can print at home.  Love the final effect vintage, grungy shabby chic.

I started with cutting 12x12 paper down to 12x6 and sewing the two half together, i also added tape along the seam on the back for extra strength.  I mixed rust mica powder to modelling paste and applied through a stencil.  I used Carte Postale from crafter's workshop 12x12 stencil.
Next (once dry or at least partial dry I dont have the patience to let things dry) added some color to textured areas with Lindy's Delphinium Turquoise, tiffany blue, and gecko green.  Also used prima color bloom tea stain and worn leather.

This is my favorite part, I made sure i didn't cover up this part.

My layering elements, some cut with silhouette and some printed ephemera.  Distress and ink edges

This is my favorite texture- circle mesh.  Takes forever to cut and the noise drives my family crazy but it is worth it.
I cut up all my texture paper and chipboard, its a waste to leave them whole since you wont see it under all the layering.  I dont have to cut as much and i can tuck into several spots so the cluster can look fuller.

layering cluster, once all the elements are in the cluster you don't see everything but thats how the nice full cluster happens.

Next i grunged up the chipboard.  I added some mini stones to modelling paste, and some plain modelling paste and applied to the chipboard. Spray with worn leather, then added some more color with alchemy sepia and opal rose gold. Did this to all the chipboard pieces.  Final look is fun, i will be doing that again.

Final cluster, my favorite part is the texture pieces chipboard and paper.  I love that you can see through the bits and they cast shadows.  When i layer together i don't glue the entire piece down just added a small amount of glue to the center or along edge, this way things kind of curve at edges and have a little movement.  Not so flat, I guess i could use pop dots but i like glue.  Usual my pages or albums are for kits and get man handled a lot, glue holds better.

Finally i splattered everywhere with white acrylic paint that i diluted with water first.

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Now i am off to make bread.  Happy Sunday.


  1. Love everything about this LO! Pure awesomeness ❤

    1. Thanks Sandra high praise coming from you. Your work is FAB i use it for inspiration.

  2. wow lovely texture wow wow wow thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place

  3. Thanks everyone for the good words

  4. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at MMP!! xx