Hey everyone Kim here. I’m back today to share my project from the Mixed Media Kit. I love this kit because it’s unlike other mixed media kits, where you just get the mediums. This kit gives you a project to complete, so you can use the mediums in the kit right away.
Let’s take a look at this month’s kit:
It’s got alcohol inks (the colors make a nice rusted patina effect), texture paste, bling and a wonderful resin butterfly project to use all your mediums on.
Here is what I created using one of the big butterflies in the kit:
How about a look at the back of it:
I first mixed the texture paste with a fair amount of the 13@rts Magic powder. This will get very thick, and it won’t spread smoothly (that’s the whole purpose). It will give lots of texture.
Once the paste dried, I randomly added the alcohol ink. I started with the browns, then added the patina color.
Here is a close up to see the texture:
For the inside of the wings, I used some wax from my stash and just melted it on the inside.
I took the glass beads that were in the kit and used those to add texture and depth to the body of the butterfly:
I used the same techniques on the base, and then wrapped it with the bling from the kit:
Hope you liked my little explanation of my Mixed Media Monday project.
Here is my weekly tip: When layering your color mediums, always start with your lightest color and if possible, dry between layers.
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Thanks for stopping by. Our designers will be back this week with more of their amazing projects form all of our June kits.