Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly – Inspired by…

This project idea was inspired by a Youtube video by Caroline, “My Home of the Hillside”. In her video, Caroline created 3 Shabby Chic projects featuring Rosette Roses hand-made from strips of scrap fabric. Well, I just had to try making these beautiful trash to treasure roses! And with that, came my Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly project. This creation features an upcycled old frame and other reuse and repurposed materials.

Be sure to watch Caroline’s video on how to make these Rosette Roses as well as my Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps on my project.

My project, Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly

Loris’ Cards and Creations (available Emerald Creek Craft Supply):

Other Supplies:

Dew Drops

Upcycled/reuse/found objects:

  • canvas cloth
  • 7″ x 8″ frame
  • backing board
  • ribbon/string
  • fiber mesh
  • collage materials

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out Caroline’s video and Youtube page! The Rosette Roses are really fun to make and are a great way to use up old fabric scraps. Tune in for more project using upcycled, reuse, and repurposed elements.

Happy day,


A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

DecoArt, Mixed Media, steampunk

After holiday creating

Hello all,

I love the holiday season and all of the crafty projects that I like to immerse myself in. I start in October and run crazy through December 25th. After that, though, I am ready to move on. The jingle bells and glitter are put away for another year and I break out my mixed media stash.

As a warm up to bigger and better mixed media projects, I created this 6″x8″ mixed media art piece on a flat panel canvas. I didn’t really have a solid direction, was just enjoying the whole process. Hence, the title for the piece below is “No Direction”.

A little collage, a little assemblage, a little steampunk and lots of paint. Yes, it is a familiar and happy place! Now I need to start thinking about what I am going to create for the Utah Arts Festival, Unmasked event!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Now lets move our craftsy selves onto the next project!

Happy day!


DecoArt, The Robin's Nest

A little “Peace” at The Robin’s Nest

 Hello all,

Lori here, back as a guest designer over on the Chattering Robin blog to share a fun mixed media project featuring Dew Drops.  I came up with the idea for this project while sitting in my booth at The Utah Arts Festival.  Isn’t it funny how things just pop into your head?  I met a lot of lovely people while at the show and I think this is what inspired me to create this mini piece of art. Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps as well as checking out the Chatter Robin Blog post.

The Robin’s Nest Products:

Other materials:

  • The Crafter’s Workshop stencil – TCW5007
  • Ranger – Texture Paste
  • Craft Smart – Mandala Painting Round Canvas Panels
  • Decorative Napkin
  • DecoArt Dura Clear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint – Charcoal Grey, Indian Turquoise, Lemonade
  • Tombo – Multi Mono Liquid Glue
  • DecoArt Americana Premium White Gesso

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that this project gave you inspiration to create a mixed media project of your own using Dew Drops.

Happy Day!


A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

DecoArt, TCW Design Team, Uncategorized

TCW Prayerful Angel – Steampunk’d

Hello all,

Sharing with you today a Wintery Mixed Media project that I made for The Crafter’s Workshop blog.  I Steampunk’d up the Prayerful Angel stencil with some gears, keys and other embellishments.  It was a fun way to do something a bit non-traditional.  Check out the video below for  the step by steps for this project.


  • Prayerful Angel TCW821
  • Flakes TCW2162
  • White Gesso TCW9001
  • Light & Fluffly Modeling Paste TCW9004
  • Matte Gel Medium TCW9011
  • Shimmery Goodness TCW9012
  • White Pearl Modeling Paste TCW9030

Other Materials

    • DecoArt, Acrylic Paint
    • DecoArt Matte Clear varnish
    • Tissue paper
    • Ranger, Archival Ink
    • Stampin’ Up, Merry & Type
    • Faber-Castell Pitt Pens
    • Gears, keys and other embellishments




Happy day!





Mixed Media Monthly Challege #41 – Color

Hello all,

Sharing my challenge entry for October’s Color Challenge.   I found it liberating to use such a broad color scheme for this project however, I didn’t want the color to overwhelm the page.  My solution, splatters.  I really like the effect of the colorful spots and splatters in the background.  It was the perfect base for the silhouette butterfly stamp images that I used as my focal point.

Featured elements:

  • Acrylic Paint Splatters
  • Masking; to create black vertical stripe in acrylic paint.
  • Washi tape
  • Stamping on tissue paper
  • Metal embellishments

Materials used/links:

Hope you all found some inspiration from my challenge project today.

Happy Day!



Mixed Media Canvas – Be Artistic

Hello all,

Finally finished up the 5 x 7 canvas (treated with Gesso) that I have been working on over the last day or two. This canvas features a texture paste, stenciled background at the top portion of the canvas and old clothing pattern pieces at the bottom of the canvas.

Be artistic canvas part 1.jpg

The entire background was then treated with a combination of chalk paint and ink sprays.  Stencil creme was used to highlight the pattern of the stencil and a script stamp was used to build up the layering.   The paper layers and fibers under the focal point were aged with Distress Ink /Oxides and Pitt pens were used to add shading around the border of the canvas.  For the focal point, I pulled out my stash of sealing wax and used the melted wax as the glue for the beads. As you can see, a few more embellishments were added here and there to finish up the piece.

Mixed Media 5x7 canvas beartistic

I haven’t used sealing wax on my project for years, it was fun to dust off an old product and used it again.  I think it really added some nice interest to this canvas.

Materials used:

  • Art Minds, Chalk Paint
  • My Tattered Angels, Glimmer Mist
  • Various Beads & Metal Embellishments
  • Prima, Decorative Frames
  • Twine
  • Firefly, Ephemera
  • Ranger, Archival Ink
  • Plaid, Folkart Stencil Creme
  • Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide & Distress Ink
  • Club Scrap, Script stamp from Paris Flea Market set
  • The Angel Company, Be Artistic stamp
  • Prima, Stencil
  • Ranger, Texture Paste
  • Liquitex, Gloss Medium
  • Finnabair, Art Basic Gesso
  • Fiber-Castell, PITT artist pens
  • Old clothing pattern pieces
  • Sealing wax

Happy day to you,