Yesterday I posted my very first mixed media project over at the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog. It's not a big deal to many but it is a HUGE deal to me. Where to start? What tools and product to use? And what exactly is mixed media?
As a card maker, I have no idea what I'm doing most of the time, so how do I tackle this beast called mixed media? I forged ahead, blindly, and ended up with this:
Here's how I made this piece:
- Stamp the music sheet fragment from Music Fanfare A5 sheet with Archival Jet Black ink.
- Apply thin coat of White Gesso to knock back the music sheet.
- When completely dry, apply Distress Crayons or Gelatos and blend with finger. I used Gelatos: Snow Cone, Butterscotch and Mango.
- Enhance colours around the edges with Distress Inks. I used Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade.
- Stamp the focal images from Music Fanfare A5 sheet with Archival Jet Black ink and colour with pencils. I used Faber Castell Polychromos. I wanted it to look rough and distressed, so no blending.
- Colour some Ranger Texture Paste with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and, with TWC Half Tone stencil, apply around the edges.
- When completely dry, add highlights with a white gel pen and extra embellishments with Holly Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accent.
Here's a closer look at the focal image from
Craft Your Passion #309: AG
Crafting With Dragonflies #23: Masuline
Amusing Challenge: AG
We Love To Create #9: AG Mixed Media
Just Add Ink .... M for Music
If, like me, you are new to the world of mixed media art, I hope you will be inspired by my simple maiden project and give it a go. The important thing is to have fun with colours and textures.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day.