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December 2, 2014

Paper craft project no. 310: Mixed media Christmas card

Hello! It’s my turn today to share a spotlight project the STAMPlorations blog. I made 4 mixed media Christmas cards. I used Distress paints, Distress inks, watercolor brush pens, PanPastels, washi tape, and drywall tape. Pop by the blog to see how I made this card and the other 3…I put together a photo tutorial here.

I’d like to link up my card to the current challenge at Virginia’s View Challenge, where the challenge is “all things distressed” and Simon Says Monday Challenge (Holiday Cards).

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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December 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 309: Season’s greetings mixed media card

Back with another card — and this time it’s for The Mixed Media Card Challenge, where our theme this month is “HOME” and the optional element is “LACE”. I hope you’ll stop by the blog and check out the beautiful mixed media cards that the design team made. And we’d love it if you’d play with us too!

I did the background of my card using the same technique I did to create this card with some modifications. I stamped the newsprint in coffee archival ink then applied a thin layer of gesso. Then I painted stripes with Distress paints (mowed lawn, festive berries, mustard seed), added some splatters with Distress inks (blue sapphire), stamped the poinsettia, mixed Gelatos (gold champagne) with whipped spackle and applie it through a TCW reverse chicken wire stencils, and made the border by running the side of a green Japanese watercolor brush pen around the edges. I cut out the house, windows, and door from patterned paper and paper-pieced them. I stamped the Christmas tree in green archival ink on patterned paper and cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on scrap paper and swiped some peeled paint Distress ink over them. I adhered everything on my card with gel medium and I used a black marker to outline the house and trees.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: (1) Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #53 – Anything Goes; (2) Sister Act Card Challenge #85 – Anything Goes; (3) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; and (4) Aud Sentiments Challenge #120 – Use a Sentiment for Any December Holiday.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

December 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 308: Merry Christmas mixed media card

Hello! Well, it’s been ages since I’ve posted! Chalk it up to a super-busy week last week with the Thanksgiving holiday.  I’m now playing catch-up with my to-do list! I’m sharing a card today for the December challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo. This month, the theme is “Winter Holidays” with “Ornament” as the optional twist. I hope you’ll come check out what my teammates created and then join in on the fun :o)

I skipped the twist and went with a quick card. I created stripes and dots on my card base with Distress paints (mowed lawn, festive berries, and mustard seed). I splattered shabby shutters Distress ink and stamped the poinsettia in mustard seed Distress ink. For the border, I just used the side of my Japanese watercolor brush pen and ran it along the edges. I added drywall tape and torn patterned paper then dabbed them with a bit of PanPastels. I mixed silver Gelatos with modeling paste and applied that over a stencil. I adhered a piece of burlap ribbon then stamped the poinsettia again on pre-cut diecut and colored it with Chameleon Color Tones. Last, I stamped the sentiment in jet black archival ink.

My card’s also a reminder for the current challenge at Time Out Challenges. The current theme is “embossing” with the optional twist of sparkle. There’s still a couple of days left to play. Create a project with the twist and you’ll be in the running to win a stamp set from our sponsor, Avocado Arts.

Linking up my project to these fun challenges: (1) Addicted to Stamps #92 – Lots of Layers; (2) Addicted to Stamps and More #123 – Holiday; (3) Just Us Girls #269 – Anything Goes; and (4) Sentimental Sundays #235 – Lots of Layers.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 275: Autumn paints…

2014-10-01 Autumn paints in colors MMM

We’ve got a new challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo. We’d love to see projects with a Halloween or Fall theme, with a twist: use fabric. Do stop by the blog and check what my teammates created and then come play with us!

I went with a fall-inspired project. I started with a 7.5″ by 9″ watercolor paper that I had used a few months ago to do some Gelli plate printing. I had about a dozen backgrounds done and I picked one where I used autumn colors. I simply built up my layers from there — alternating between stamping and painting. I stamped the sunflowers on tissue paper, cut them out and decoupaged them using gel medium. I used Distress paints and white PITT artist pen on the sunflowers to make them blend with the background. I used drywall tape for added texture. On tissue paper and with a black Big Brush pen (Faber-Castell), I wrote the quote. I decoupaged it the same way I decoupaged the sunflowers. I added burlap ribbon on the top and bottom before matting the whole thing and framing it. I took it out of the frame to take a photo.

Hooking up my project to the following fun challenges: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes and All Crafts Challenge – Anything But A Card.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back later today to share a mixed media card for The Mixed Media Card Challenge!

~Shery

 

September 26, 2014

{SRM Stickers} Autumn Mixed Media Door Hanger

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Hello! It’s my turn to share a project over at the SRM Stickers blog. I’m still on a home decor kick and this time, I did a mixed media door hanger with an autumn flavor. Fall is my absolute favorite season and I wouldn’t mind at all if it were fall all year!

As I was rummaging through my craft drawers, I spied this rather plain door hanger and knew just what to do to mix-media it up! I love the sentiments and stitches in many SRM Stickers sheets. They’re perfect for any project, especially mixed media projects! I used several fun ones: Sentiment/Fall, Sentiment/Life Is GoodSticker Stitches/BlackSticker Stitches/Halloween, and We’ve Got Your Border/Halloween.

I’ve got a photo tutorial for this fun door hanger projects so stop by the SRM Stickers blog because that’s where you’ll find it!

Other supplies I used: Liquitex modeling paste and gesso; Distress paints; STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches; and ColorBox Mix’d Media Inx Chox.

Hooking up my project to these fun challenges: Eclectic Paperie Challenge – Fall; Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #4 – Color Challenge (2nd entry; I mostly picked up on the reds, oranges, and yellows in the photo); Crafting for All Seasons #86 – Colors of Autumn (2nd entry); Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge – Real or Faux Stitching (I’ve got faux stitching in my project); and All Crafts Challenge August/September – Anything Goes But No Cards.

Oh, and I hope you’ll come play with us at Mixed Media Mojo, where we’d love to see autumn/fall themed projects that incorporate paste (embossing paste, modeling paste, or any kind of paste). The challenge closes in 4 days so you’ve got time!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

 

September 18, 2014

Paper craft project no. 269: Dream Believe Imagine mixed media block [with video tutorial]

2014-09-18 Dream Believe Imagine Autumn Mixed Media Block-wm

My projects the last couple of weeks have either been with an autumn or Christmas theme. Because I am so done with summer! :o) Anyway, I have a container full of wood blocks in varying sizes and this week, I dipped into that container and got a little crazy with them. Here’s wood block #1 (it’s 7″ tall, 4 1/2″ wide, and 3/4″ thick). I’m not so much into layers and embellishing, and this mixed media autumn block is just that — simple and without a lot of layers. Designer or pattern paper is wonderful to use as a background or base, as it’s an easy way to create texture without a lot of work. You can simply layer paints and other media over it, and depending on how you apply your paints, you can have the pattern showing through. (I used paper with a newsprint and grid pattern and you can see the pattern showing faintly through the layers of paints, inks, and stamps.)

Ingredients:

  • designer paper/pattern paper (The Paper Studio)
  • gel medium, gesso, modeling paste (Liquitex)
  • stencils (Plaid, The Crafter’s Workshop)
  • mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and barn door Distress Paints (Ranger)
  • midnight and sparrow Mix’d Media Inx Chox (ColorBox)
  • black Stamper’s Big Brush and white PITT artist pen (Faber-Castell)
  • tiny text stickers (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Bloom Sketches, Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds, and Vignette: Artful Flutters stamps (STAMPlorations)

This is one of those projects where it’s a lot easier for me to show rather than tell. So I’ve got a video showing how I did it from start to finish. It took me me about 45 minutes to create this mixed media block, but I managed to edit the video down to just under 8 minutes. The video is in my signature style: in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart. (If you don’t hear any music, it means YouTube isn’t done adding it.)

 You can also watch my video directly on YouTube here.

 

I’m linking my project to these 4 fun challenges: Virginia’s View Challenge #7 – Pattern Paper; Crafting for All Seasons #86 – Colors of Autumn; Creative Moments #51 – Anything Goes/Fall Colors (entry #3); Simply Create Too # 70 – Fall/Autumn (3rd entry); and Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #4 – Color Challenge (I used orange, red, and yellow — colors found on the lovely inspiration photo).

   

My project is also a reminder that there is still time to join in the Mixed Media Mojo challenge, where we have a fall theme + use paste (embossing paste, modeling paste, texture paste, etc.). The linky is open for 12 more days so plenty of time to come and play with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Shery

August 27, 2014

Paper craft project no. 247: Love mixed media layout [with video tutorial]

2014-08-26 Love mixed media layout

Hello, friends! It’s a brand new challenge over at Time Out Challenges! This time around, we’re doing the Inspired by Words challenge. Ready? We’re going with a quote from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: “If music be the food of love, play on.” What does that phrase trigger for you? It can be the entire phrase, one word, or a couple of words. Music? Food? Love? Play? If you’re at all inspired by the phrase, we’d love you to share your project with us! We’ve got a wonderful guest designer joining us: Rosemary from Hey There…rosigirl. And do check out the projects that my teammates made — see how we each got inspired by Shakespeare!

I went with a mixed media 12″ by 12″ layout for my project. (You’ll see me doing plenty of mixed media layouts in the next few weeks.) I wanted to combine “music” and “love” but since I couldn’t find any papers with musical notes on them and I was too lazy to go through my stash to find the music sheet wood stamp, I settled on just “love”. Now, the photo I used in my project is one of my favorite photos of my husband and me. It was taken in 2003, a year before we got married. [It was a selfie — way before Facebook made it popular haha!] It was a wonderful day and I knew then that I was going to marry him (didn’t matter when…I knew he was THE ONE).

Anyway, rather than describe how I put together this layout, how about I show you how I did it from start to finish? I used a number of techniques and I wouldn’t want to bore you with a long description. (I listed the supplies I used below.) So here’s a video done in my usual style with a wee bit modification: it’s in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart my voice-over narration :o) I know your time is important, so this is a shorty — just a little over 13 minutes. Enjoy!

You can also watch the video directly on YouTube here

I’d like to enter my project to the following fun challenges: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3 – Stencils with Modeling Paste; Crafty Creations Challenge #270 – Use something old from your stash (I used old rub-ons); Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #50 – Anything Goes; and Tuesday Throwdown #210 – Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Shery

Supplies: inks (Archival by Ranger; VersaMagic by Tsukineko), paper (The Paper Studio), paints and sprays (Distress Paint and Perfect Pearls Mist by Ranger; Twinkling H2Os), watercolor pencil and white PITT artist pen (Faber-Castell), gesso, modeling paste and gel medium (Liquitex), stencils (Heidi Swapp; Plaid; The Crafter’s Workshop), rub-ons (7Gypsies, a couple out of packaging), stickers (We’ve Got Your Border/Wedding and Sentiment/Love by SRM Stickers), and stamps (Bloom Sketches and Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds by STAMPlorations)

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