Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mixed Media fun and cards?

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all doing well.  I wanted to share some stuff I've done that is new for me!  I've been wanting to try some mixed media on a canvas for some time, and did a small one for a friend for her birthday this past December.  I bought a 16 x 20 canvas at the local Dollar store for $2, and figure I'd just give it a go!  I didn't know what I was going to do, but I did know it would have butterflies on it!  So, this is what I came up with!

I used so many different products that I have!  Starting off with gesso;  a mask I made with my cricket for the butterflies on the branch, and stencil for the branch with the cherry blossoms.  In the center I used a mesh bag for added texture.  I glued some pages from a vintage book around the edges with white glue, and once that was dry I spritzed it lightly with water and rubbed my finger over it take some of it away.

This floral area I used a TH stamp with Distress Embossing Powder and Stickles.

                                                                   close up of butterflies

 I used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch to make the butterflies with the white pearls as their trail.  I used a lot of stamps on here.  My Martha Stewart butterfly stamps, music stamp, script stamp, some Tim Holtz stamps.  I stamped with distress inks and some white paint, I sprayed the background with Maya Mists, Smooch Sprays, Moonshadow Mists,. I Used Stickles , Smooch Ink, Distress Embossing Powder and Distress ink.  Almost everything but the kitchen sink!

 I used a script stamp I have by Heartfelt Creations on the white letters and spritzed a bit of Shimmerz Spray on them so they weren't quite so "white".

I used alcohol inks in a variety of colors on the word changed to signify the changes a butterfly goes through.  Hope you enjoyed looking at it!

Now I want to share with you the cards I made over the weekend while I was at an awesome weekend crop.  Not only was the crop amazing, but the fact that I actually made cards that is amazing!!

This card everyone made for a make and take.  It featured Tim Holtz and some of his products, mainly the distress inks and embossing powder.

 We had a few sketches we could do to put tickets into a draw for prizes, [I didn't win:(]  These 2 cards and done based on the sketches.  I was surprised that actually enjoyed it!  So, who know? You just may see more cards coming from me!

I used some of my left over pieces of my March kit from ScrapThat! to make this card.  I had to borrow some stamps with sentiments as I don't make cards! lol  All in all, it was fun and I am sure I will try it again.

Thanks for joining me, and come on back Friday morning as I will be revealing my next layout based on a sketch by Ness!


  1. Love your mixed media art. I've been trying to buy me some gesso and keep balking at the cost. I just need to dive in and do it .. it would last forever! Chat soon! Oh, love the cards too!

  2. wow.... love all your projects! I am into mix media lately too and I am passionate about it too!