“Find Your Path” Mixed Media Canvas with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Have you seen our mixed media kit this month? It’s full of wonderful products including the new tissue paper and texture pastes from Prima Marketing! Take a look:

 

And, here’s what I came up with using the kit along with some items of my own.

Here’s how I created the background:

I ripped up some of the tissue paper and adhered it randomly with 3D Gloss Gel that I added to the canvas as a glue, then once again over the tissue paper to seal it.

Next, I added some of the cream texture paste to the canvas everywhere that the tissue paper was not, adding some to the edges of the tissue paper as well.

I added the cool grey and moss texture pastes as well.

I painted the Prima resin frame with the black gesso, and once dry, I also dry brushed the frame with some of the moss texture paste.

I painted the Prima resin frame with the black gesso, and once dry, I also dry brushed the frame with some of the moss texture paste.

In this close up, you can see how the cream texture paste is able to blend perfectly with the tissue paper.

I added some flowers and gears from my stash.

This closeup shows one way to “blend” the texture pastes- the colors go together perfectly. The bee is a piece of junk jewelry I had.

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Your Story Matters Mixed Media Project with Rae

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Today I am sharing a project I made using the March Mixed Media Kit. These AB Studio large chipboard pieces are amazing! I think I’m going to need all of them! Here’s what I came up with:

One of the most impressive things about the large chipboard is it’s durability! I started out with sprinkling the Lindy mica powders from the kit in a random fashion, starting with the light colors and then using the darker ones all over the chipboard, leaving some parts without any. Then I sprayed the whole piece with water, saturating some sections, and not so much in other parts to create a marbled effect. I kept playing with this technique until I got the result I wanted, which resembles a distressed, somewhat patina metal like appearance.

The kit comes with several AB Studio cut out sheets, so I cut several of the images- navy map, music sheets, and an old picture, and assembled them for my focal point of the project.

Here you can see how I let the concentrated part of the micas stay somewhat dry, giving the chipboard a bit of texture.

I added the Prima Marketing velvet charms from the kit to the flower cluster. I used some blue wax paste to the Prima copper flowers to blend into the project. Some items on this project are from my stash- the metal pieces and the lace.

Lastly, I added more of the Prima velvet charms to some jump rings and attached them to hang at the bottom of the project.

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You are Magnificent Layout with Rae

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Today I am sharing a layout I made using the March scrapbook kit.

I adore the Prima Marketing Pretty Pale papers. This piece I used for the background has a lot going on, so it’s perfect for layering. I kept this layout pretty simple to show off the paper. 🙂

I started by adding some stenciling using some crackle paste. Once dry, I lightly added some teal chalk ink to the stenciling in a random fashion. You can see some of this in the closeup below.

And, here’s more stenciling below. I used a bunch of Creative Embellishments chipboard on this layout. The film strips and light bulb are from the kit. The flourish is from my stash. Because I was going for a grungy, distressed look, I just added some archival black ink to the chipboard pieces, letting some the kraft color show through.

I also cut out some of the cream and teal flowers from the Mintay Papers cut out page to stuff in the clusters for layering.

I added one of the doilies and resin clocks from the kit, as well as a few more cut outs from the Mintay papers, and some patina gears from a past kit to complete the layout.

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“Love” Watercolor Panel with Rae

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Today I am sharing a project I made with items from the scrapbook and mixed media kits. This is a small watercolor panel from my stash.

I started out by adding some stenciling, which I let dry completely, then sprayed with water, and while still wet, I added some of the blue Prima Marketing liquid watercolor. The panel was very wet, so I picked up the excess moisture with a paper towel, and hit it with a heat gun.

Next, I painted the Creative Embellishments heart chipboard pieces with  white gesso, then added the red liquid watercolor. Once dry, I added the black liquid watercolor to the panel and chipboard pieces, then quickly wiped it off with a paper towel to get a grungy, weathered result.

In this closeup you can see how well adding the black liquid watercolors created the distressed tones.

Next, I added the chipboard, as well as the rest of the embellishments, all from the kit except the clip. Lastly, I added some of the Prima Marketing metallique wax in turquoise satin to the entire piece.

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Rattan Wreath with Rae

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Today I am sharing my project I made with the mixed media kit, featuring this rattan heart wreath and Prima Marketing liquid watercolors.

Here’s what I came up with:

I started out with using the blue (Bora Bora) watercolor on the wreath. I added a few drops to a spray bottle and added some water. I let each layer dry, and I increasingly added more of the watercolor to get varying shades of blue. Then, I added some of splats of the black watercolor. Lastly, I added some of the wax paste, and some lights from my stash.

Next I added a piece of chipboard from my stash. I painted it with white gesso, then again with the red watercolor. Once dry, I added some clear embossing powder, then added some more of the wax paste from the kit.

I also added some wax paste to a few of the flowers for a frosty look. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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“Stunning” Layout with Rae

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Today I am sharing a layout I made using the February scrapbook kit. I used some of the Prima Marketing Midnight Garden papers for this layout, I started out by ripping the bottom paper and gluing it to the reddish paper, then I added some stenciling with white crackle paste.

I lined the edges of the ripped paper with flowers. Some of the flowers are from my stash, from the Midnight Garden collection. In the closeup below, you can see the metal feather that came in the kit- I added gold and black embossing powder to it to match the other embossed elements.

Here’s a closeup of the flowers and flourish that I also added some silver ans black embossing powders to.

I matted the photo with other papers from the kit. The chipboard circle is from my stash. I used gold embossing powder for contrast with the silver jewels and crown in the picture. I added some of the Prima Marketing black resin pieces to the picture as well for added interest.

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Let it Be Layout with Rae

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Today I am sharing a layout I made with the January scrapbook kit.

I started out by creating a mixed media background on the 49 and Market paper. I used a new Prima stencil and chalk paste (from my stash). Then I added some gesso over the stenciling and then added some purple watercolor mixture to make the stenciling blend into the background.

I cut up the Prima Lavender Frost page that had a bunch of the ephemera images, and created some layers for under the photo.

I cut apart the Creative Embellishments rose corner chipboard to place under both flower clusters. I used a purple iridescent embossing powder, then added some white and gold embossing powder over the first layer to create the look. I also added the 7 Gypsies Architextures Ornate Garden stakes to each side of the picture. (I had a pack of those in my stash, so I used one of those so I could use two of the same stake.

I added some doily die cuts under each of the flower clusters as well.

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Chicken Wire Shadowbox with Rae

Hello there. Today I am sharing my project that I made with the January Mixed Media kit, featuring this 12X12 Chicken Wire Shadowbox, A variety of of paints, including a weathered wood crackle medium, lovely Prima Marketing and Darice flowers, and some gorgeous chipboard elements from Creative Embellishments.

Here’s what I came up with.

I started out by using the purple paint on the wood box. Then I added the crackle medium. Once dry, I added the silver paint which gave the texture of random crackle on the box. Then, I lightly added some more of the purple and silver paints, basically giving it a bit of a dry brushing. Before it dried, I wiped off the paint with a baby wipe, and finished it by adding some purple chalk inks for some variety in color.

Next, I took a piece of the 49 and Market paper from the kit and hand drew a heart to cut out. Then I added some faux stitching with a sewing wheel and black marker. I also added some black lace from my stash around the heart.

Next, I used embossing powders to the chipboard quote and glued it on to the paper. Then I added the flowers from the kit. I had an extra pack of the white Prima Marketing flowers from the kit in my stash, so I used a few from that pack as well.

Lastly, I used embossing powders on the Creative Embellishments chipboard doily, cut it in half, and placed the halves on opposite corners of the shadowbox. I used the remaining purple flowers and a couple of the flowers from the scrapbook kit on the doily pieces.

End result:

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Card and Tag Kit Spotlight

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Today we are showcasing our Cards, Tags, and More kit for December. This month the kit features a 6 x 6 paper pad from the Mintay Christmas Stories line, coordinating red and green cardstock, two packages of Creative Embellishments sentiments, and from Kaisercraft, three lovely mini flower packs and some white pearls embellishments. Take a look at the picture below:

And, here’s what the DT came up with using the kit this month:

Kim made a beautiful card and wine holder set:

Rae made a couple of cards, cutting out that darling little deer for the focal points of the cards.

And Rae also made this fun tag set, focusing on the red and blue color combo with those papers.

The card/tag kit has plenty of paper for all kinds of small projects. Even after you use up all of the embellishments from the kit, you will have paper left over to use with your own embellishments! It’s a great deal!

And, we still have a few kits available, so be sure to snag one HERE, if you haven’t already!

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Merry Christmas Shadow Box with Rae

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Today I am sharing the last project I made with the December kit. After making my sketch layout and my stocking bunting, I was down to scraps of paper and bits and pieces from the kit! So, I had to come up with something small, and kind of basic. Here it is:

This little shadow box is made with scraps of the Maja Design paper, and the amazing Creative Embellishments holly frame.

I used one of the boxes from the Tim Holtz vignette box set and one of his metal stands, both from my stash.

I covered the box with scraps of the red Maja paper that I cut to size, distressed, and inked with brown ink on the edges.

Then I cut the red border away from the picture of the Santa, so it would fit in the box, and what do you know? That border was the PERFECT size to the front of the box, so I inked that and glued it on as well. Once all the paper was glued to the outside of the box, I added some white gold wax paste to the edges.

I also added some of wax paste to the metal base that I already white washed with gesso.

After I distressed and inked the Santa picture, I glued inside the box.

I used Stampendous aged green embossing powder on the Creative Embellishments holly frame, then added some of the white Kaisercraft pearls to the small circles. TIP: I always use a heat tool on my pearls after I have place them on my project to heat up the glue- if you press the pearls down when the glue is warm, it will really stick! There’s need to add extra glue or Glossy Accents to each of the pearls if you do this!

Lastly, I added a title cut from one of the bottom of the Maja papers, and added a red poinsettia from my stash.

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