It’s Friday, another week down. The summer seems to be flying by, doesn’t it? This week, I wanted to make something pretty to go into my craft room. I found the word “Create” (done in wood) as well as a Chip Decor Arrow at my local craft store and thought that this would be a great place to start. I then added some paint, texture and flowers to finish up this decor piece. Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!
Today, I am over on the TCW Blog with a new project. This project features a technique using tissue paper to transfer a stencil image onto an uneven or heavily textured surface. I love this technique and I hope you will too! Click Here to visit the TCW blog and check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video for the step by steps.
Posting today to share with you a Mixed Media Art Panel made with lots of bits and pieces paired with great texture and layers. The frame was painted with home made patina mediums (made with acrylic paint, texture powder and sand). Of course, you could always use a Patina kit, rather than making your own mediums. Kits are a great option and decreases the tension of trying something new! Be sure to check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below for the step by steps.
In celebration of World Watercolor Month, I have created this pretty Lavender Sprig card using watercolors and rubber stamps. Watercolors seem to go so well with the lavender images from the Club Scrap Inc. 2018 Lavender Fields set. I love lavender everything so, of course, this is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets. Check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below for the step by step details.
Hello all, Adding found objects to my mixed media art work is one of my favorite things to do. For this project, I am using a ceramic cherub face that I found at a second hand shop. The cherub face worked so well against the lovely textured background created with the TCW Big Flower stencil…
For today’s project, I drew my inspiration from a colorful Mexican blanket, like the ones pictured below.
I love the bands of color with strips of white in between. So pretty! With the bright and beautiful colors of Mexico, it is so easy for find inspiration. Again, I hope you will find inspiration from this photo as well as my Fridafest Day 2 card below!
Apply chalk ink to cardstock panel in bands of color, as shown below.
Stamp Doodle Flower Background stamp with permanent black ink.
Sketch lines and dots with white pen.
Stamp Floral Frida image onto white cardstock with permanent black ink.
Cut a square out of black cardstock and sketch a border with a white pen.
Trim doodle flower panel to card size, wrap in center with twine and prep with double sided mounting tape. Prep black square panel with mounting tape as well.
Assemble panels and adhere to card base. Add additional white pen sketches and embellishments.
Sketch coordinating colors of watercolor pencils around Frida image and blend. Color lips. Sketch border with white pen.
Adhere Frida image to card front and embellish with flower button and sticker gems.
Be sure to go the the next blog for more Fridafest inspiration for more Fridafest inspiration. Also remember to leave comments for a chance to win (see Lost Coast Design Blog Hop post for details). What a wonderful way to celebrate the amazing works of Frida Kahlo!