Posts tagged ‘mixed media’

November 10, 2014

Paper craft project no. 299: Joy to the world mixed media tag

 

Have you checked out the Twelve Tags of Christmas event?

I’m happy to be part of Loll’s super-fun event. When Loll asked a couple of months ago if I’d be interested in being one of her guest designers for her mixed media tag event, I didn’t think twice about saying yes. It was a no brainer :o)

And here’s my tag:

12 Tags of Christmas Mixed Media Tag

 

I covered a manila tag with several layers of Pink Paislee designer paper (from the City Sidewalks collection),  inking and distressing the edges, and stamping some areas to give it a grunge feel. I also added bits of drywall tape for texture. On cardstock, I stamped the poinsettia and loosely watercolored it with Distress inks. Then I heat embossed the same poinsettia on red and gold vellum, fussy cut them, and layered the 3 poinsettias. I also heat embossed the sentiment on gold vellum, fussy cut, and adhered onto my tag. I finished the with jute twine (I grunged it up by rubbing different Distress inks on it.). Lots of textures on this tag with a shabby, grunge feel.

Please do check out the tags by other fabulous guest designers. And there will still be 4 more guest designers so best to follow Loll’s blog so you don’t miss out! And if you join in and create your own mixed media tag, you could win a $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations! You have until November 16 to link up to the gallery.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see your mixed media tag in the gallery, okay?

~Shery

October 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 276: Life loves the passionate

2014-10-01 Life loves the passionate MMCC

This month at The Mixed Media Card Challenge, we’d love to see cards with a vintage theme with or without the optional element (key)! Easy peasy! You ought to check out the blog and see the gorgeous vintage-inspired mixed media cards that the girls in my design team made! After you’re done looking, how about creating one and sharing with us? The challenge is open until October 25 so you can’t say you don’t have time ;o)

For my mixed media card, I started with this beautiful paper with a vintage ledger design from 7Gypsies. I stamped some sunflowers and artsy words (STAMPlorations) and keys (Stampabilities) in VersaMagic chalk inks before sponging Jumbo Java chalk ink all over. Then I randomly applied rub-ons from 7Gypsies before distressing and inking the edges. For some 3D texture,  I added bits of drywall tape and applied rustic hinge Distress paint to blend it into the background. I took two ATCs with vintage designs (The Paper Studio) and did the same thing — rubbed on rub-ons, stamped, distressed, inked. On one of the ATCs, I decoupaged this lovely vintage girl. I have a couple of containers full of vintage images that I had printed at Staples (color laser copy images are great for decoupaging because the inks don’t bleed and the print is smooth and vibrant) and I found this girl — she was the perfect focal image. The sentiment is a sticker (I cut it out) from Cosmo Cricket’s Tiny Text (I love using them in my ATCs!). I found some scrap ribbon (Pink Paislee), doily (SRM Stickers), and die-cut flower (K&Company), so all I needed to do was layer everything and put this baby to bed :o) Oh, the card base I used is 120# (480 gsm) premium heavy recycled taupe brown card stock. I love this card stock!

I’m linking up my card to these fun challenges: Artistic Inspirations #111 – Anything Goes; Card Mania Challenge #56 – Doily; My Craft Creations – Anything Goes; and The Pink Elephant Challenge #270 – Anything Goes.

Thank you 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)

August 14, 2014

Paper craft project no. 238: Trio of mixed media tags

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Hello! I’ve got a spotlight project over at the STAMPlorations blog. I made this trio of mixed media tags to showcase the newly released Bloom Sketches set. Supplies I used include gift wrapping paper, manila tags, gel medium, gesso, Twinkling H2Os, Distress and archival inks, chalk ink, and scrap burlap ribbon. Pop over to the blog for the step-by-step photo tutorial :o)

I’m entering my tags to the following fun challenges: Mixed Media Mojo August Challenge – Tag4 Krafty Girlz #24 – Anything Goes; The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #76 – Anything But a Card; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Summer; and Through the Craft Room Door.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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