Thursday 30 November 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43

This is an exciting challenge for me, my little shop Boozybear is this month's sponsor YAAA!
Here is the mood board for December at Mixed Media Monthly- sparklely, shiny- screams Christmas

Sponsored by ME
As December's sponsor Boozybear is donating a $25.00 gift card to the winner to use at etsy store.

So i was lazy this month and didn't take step by step photos but honestly this was super easy only took a couple hours.  I used Mechanical Wings, these are a steampunk wings that has a mechanical chipboard layer on top.  I have a few ( a lot) of layered designs, this way i can get in more detail and dimension in a design.

I started with an old encylcopedia that i had cut out the center- yes by hand with a sharp knife this took forever.  Lucky i did this months ago and never used.  I painted the background with prima alchemy opal magic blue gold paint.  Well the paint was still wet sprinkle on some glitter.

Along the bottom is some bottle trees, resin deer, Christmas balls and snowflakes.  The finishing touch was adding crystal mica flakes for snow, I used gel medium to get the mica flakes to stick.  This is my favorite part- the deer and trees.  Shout out to Melissa for giving me the deer.

The wings were painted with white acrylic paint, then a coat of prima alchemy white pearl, then a light dusting of gold acrylic and then (and finally) embossed with Lindy's angel wings powder.  Can't really tell in a photo but the embossing powder add an iridescent finish that changes color/tone when shifted in light.

The resin face is a prima product painted with white acrylic paint then coated with alchemy opal magic champagne.

I glued the face and wings together with a makeup sponge wedged between them and also one between the bottom of the book and face/wings.  All around is Christmas Ornaments i found at the dollar store cut up into smaller pieces and glued around finally i glued on some clear beads.  Then of course a bird.

Overall it turned out good, but as usual i already gave away.  I like to create but not keep lol, can't wait to see what you make.

I forgot of course i added twine at the bottom, needed to add a little something to make it look old.


  1. I would love to see this in person--I know all that shimmery goodness has to be gorgeous. Helene

  2. beaucoup de détails délicat elle est merveilleuse cette scènes de noël , à bientôt
    NATE http://nate.over-blog.org

  3. A fabulous scene, such tiny details to see. Wonderful!

  4. An absolute stunner, I'm in awe of all the yummy details
    Donna xx

  5. Love this, it screams out, magical winter

  6. I agree, Carol. It does scream, Magical! The steampunk wings are awesome, as well as all the glittery elements. Very creative. Love it!