Friday 14 July 2017

Mixed Media- Altered Embellishment

Here it is my first project as a design team member at Mixed Media Monthly for challenge #38 Altered Embellishment
This month's sponsor is
"UmWowStudio is an innovative on trend chipboard, flair & stencil manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with other companies & now amazing designers our line is always expanding. Our chipboard is extra thick with a beautiful rich kraft finish ready for any medium. Our stencils come in a convenient 4x6 size & our flair is flat backed for easy application to any art."
The owner is offering a $30 gift certificate + free shipping to their site as the prize

And my creation
An under the water scene

The best part the jellyfish created using chipboard, liquid applique and alchemy paint.

I started by covering the jellyfish body with liquid applique.  I was digging around in my tool caddy and found this little gem- an oldie but goodie. Allow to dry overnight for the best result.

First thing the next morning (my eyes were barely open) zap with a heat gun and sit back to watch the magic.  The heat makes it bubble/ foam and puff up.  Looks so cool exactly the effect I was looking for.

Next I painted the jellyfish with alchemy paint- rusty red, orange, and gold.  I painted him darker around the outside edges, its looks more realistic to blend colors then one solid color.

Create a background, Lindy's spray, white gel pen, and crop a dile.  I used the crop-a-dile to punch a large cluster of holes- like bubbles under the sea.  I used blues and green and highlighted color variations with a white gel pen.

Add cluster of chipboard, painted and embossed for more sparkle and a net of natural sisal.  Now you notice most of those holes i punched are covered... or are they

I built a shadow box frame and added lights now all those "bubbles" are visible and glowing.  Makes me think of The Little Mermaid loved that movie.

Here I used alchemy purple metallic paint my friend Wendy challenged me with purple paint- she knows I do not like purple.  I embossed with Lindy's angel wings- gives it that iridescent coloring.

Added some melange clear bubbles as a final touch.  
Now what to do with it my friend Jen said it would look good in a bathroom.

Happy Mid Month.

Whoo hoo follower count- 78  I just may make it to 100 by the end of year.


  1. I love this project! That liquid applique is so cool.

  2. What a cool and special project! I'd love to know a bit about how you achieved this effect and what products you used.

  3. All the chipboard used in project are available on my etsy store
    To create the 2D effect on jellyfish I used liquid applique, here is a link
    I painted chipboard with Alchemy Paints (Prima/Finnabair) I like the metallic finish. Te background was created with Lindy's color spray, I dribble the color on the edge of paper and lifted paper vertically then spray with water and allow to drip down, I started with one color, dry then add the next color. To highlight the color variations i drew around with a white gel pen. I used 3D gel to adhere everything so it has dimensions not flat. The lights behind are the mini lights from Prima, I build the shadow box from chipboard this i just winged. Hope this helps

  4. Your jellyfish is amazing and so clever. Love your creation.

  5. This is amazing. You are so talented.
    Thank you for sharing your technique with us. Love it