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Monday, November 10, 2014

Mixed Media

Morning Everyone!

What a fantastic challenge we have running here at Scrapbookit during November.

Set by the lovely Tania, our challenge this month is to dabble in the world of Mixed Media.
A true challenge for me but might I say I had a lot of fun doing it.

To participate in this months challenge you are required to create a Mixed Media project that includes the following...

Here is what I have come up with...

For this project I have done something a little different.
I have completed my layout on a piece of 12x12" ply board. So instead of a piece of cardstock or patterned paper I have used the ply board as the base to my layout.

I have converted the ply board by creating my own background.

I started by painting the ply board with Gesso. I initially did a wash of Gesso and then I did a layer of thicker Gesso. The reason I did this was so that I could save my product...yes I know pedantic...but by doing an initial wash the ply board is sucking up the wash moisture and not the layer of Gesso...hence using less Gesso in the end.

I then sprayed the ply board randomly with Prima Colour Bloom Spray Mist in Cobalt Blue and Vintage Coal.

I randomly stamped using Kaisercraft clear background stamps 'Sketchy', 'Hexagons' and Staz On ink in 'Jet Black' and 'Midnight Blue' around the ply board.

My next step was to mix some Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals - Bachelor Button Blue with Moulding Paste. Once I had the colour I wanted I used my Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Stencil - Mini Rustic Paint and randomly spread the newly coloured moulding paste over the stencil.

Then I chose to use my Quarters Stencil by Kaisercraft and Texture Paste for some added dimensions in the top right corner and the base of the layout. I carefully brushed over these when they were dry with Staz-On ink - Jet Black.

I have used the new Kaisercraft collection 'Off the Wall' including the Superstar Specialty Page, the film strip and other embellishments from the Collectables pack and a piece of patterned paper from the paper pad. This paper is such a gorgeous male inspired collection.

I used the gorgeous Tinby Designs Metallic Melts 'First Light' embossing powder on the large black star and I have also used it on the Scrap FX 'Hash Bits' chipboard embellishment.

Here are a few close ups...

I hope that today you have been inspired to give this challenge a shot. I had lots of fun completing this project, thank you Tania for a great challenge.

I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful entries in the gallery.

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Enjoy your week!



  1. This is awesome Mel!! I love all of the different products and different techniques you have used. The background looks brilliant!! And it matches perfectly with the photo of Brayden :) I can't wait to get started on my mixed media project!! xx

  2. What a great project Mel, I love all the techniques you have shown us, thanks for sharing some great ideas.

  3. Awesome Mel, you have done a fabulous job with the challenge. Just love the colour combo you have used!!! Glad you had fun :)

  4. Love your stencil work Mel, your background is awesome and the papers are so yummy for boys. They are a must have and I had to get.....Thanks Jo. You sure did nail this challenge Mel with all your background work. Love , love, love it. xxxx


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