Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

 Hey Peeps,

Here's another inspiration for the current theme challenge at the IMAGINATIONS blog- OUT OF THE BOX!!! We have had some amazing entries this month, do check these pretties at this link.
This post of mine was scheduled to be out on 25th, but due to illness, I was not able to make this earlier, well, better late than never!!!

So here's what I made for the inspirational post, there's a long tutorial with it too so you might want to grab your fav cup of coffee and enjoy it while you enjoy this tutorial also.

This is prob my second attempt at making MIXED MEDIA, my first one can be viewed here .
Here's what I made !!

This is exactly  what I had in my mind before I started on this one and I'm very happy that it came out this nicely and very much the way I had imagined.

Lets see how was this pretty thing created. Here's a step by step process.

1. I took a MDF frame that I had and since I only had the outer frame structure, I used an thick cardboard to fit inside. I had the cardboard covered with Gesso and also painted the frame with the shade of blue I wanted.
Then I randomly stuck some torn pieces of paper with Mod podge on the cardboard to give it a little rugged look. After that, I had the cardboard painted with the shades of blue and green and then had it stuck up firmly on the inside of the MDF frame that I had.

 2. I then applied a little homemade texture paste to give it a little dimension. You can check out that pretty looking stencil design. After that I randomly dropped some droplets of green color and have it run down the length of the frame by holding it upside down, you can see that little seepage of the green color within the stencil frame.

3. Then came a coat of orange color to add more color and vibrancy to the frame and I kind of loved the way the yellow shows from beneath the orange color. I then added a little lace at the bottom to give a little more depth and more feel about the green in there which should be associated with the flower bed. I also added a little light green color over the lace to give it a little more bright and shaded look. Then came a little Lindy Mists which I sprayed randomly on my frame. So far, so good :)

4. For the flowers I used the circle die to cut out circled of 4 different circles with an alternate of paper. I wanted a little pink shade, so I used the pink plain pastel sheet and another Pattern paper for the same. Spritz the circles with a little water and let the paper soak in a little water. Then scrunch up the circles. After giving it that little rough texture, I layered them over one another.

5. Once the circles are layers in the correct sequence, I added little beaded circles to make the center of the flowers. For the stems, draw random lines on the green color paper and use some charcoal pencil to give a little of that black lines. For the leaves I used a leaf die and seperated all the leaves and again used a pen to define the lines.

Now, is the time to put up everything together. Ohh yes, I needed a SPARKLY message, so what could be better than 'Dont let anyone ever dull your Sparkle'. I had it stamped in big bold letters and then distressed it with yellow and brown shades.

Ohh yes, before I glued on everything together, it's very important to see if your placement of all the elements combined togehter goes fine, So put it out all together and see is all goes well.

So here's my first and final try of how I wanted all my elements to go together.
Satisfied with the results, I glued them all and then sprayed a little Lindy mists all over.
Ohh yes, I added a few butterflies tooo ...

Here's a little more closer look of the sentiment, which also happens to be one of my fav ones :)

I hope you all liked my second attempt at making mixed media!!! Do not forget to enter into out challenge here

Happy Crafting !!


  1. This is a super cool MM project :) the paper flower technique is so good :) I would really like to know how you created the sentiment. . one single stamp set or individual alphabet stamps? I really really love them being so bold & beautiful :)

    1. Thank you Riswana!
      The sentiment was created with an alphabet stamp set. It's kaisercraft stamp set.
      Even I love them this bold!! Perfect, the way I wanted them to be!


  2. This is really pretty Manu...loved the colors and those cute flowers. The sentiment says it all!

    1. Thank you Rupa!!! I'm glad that you liked it!!




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