I may be at CHA this week, but today & tomorrow here at PCC, we are talking about Mixed Media!!
Creating Keepsakes has a new “Mixed Media Scrapbooking” special issue coming out tomorrow. Since we will be participating in the blog hop & giveaway for that new issue, I thought it would be fun to get “in the mood” by sharing a cool mixed media project created by PCC Creative Squad member Angie Gutshall!
Isn’t that beautiful?!?I wouldn’t even know where to BEGIN creating something as beautiful as this! Luckily, Angie was willing to share her step-by-step secrets with us 🙂
First I Mod Podged some favorite papers directly down to the canvas. Then I took some crape paper streamers from a birthday party and scrunched them around the outside, and mod podged them down as well. Then, I used some Gesso to “paint” over the papers and crape paper. To add more color around the edges, I added some Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint around the outside, using the built-in dauber.
To add EVEN more depth to the background, I added dark green acrylic paint using a Jenni Bowlin lettering stencil, and I added the bright yellow paint using a hexagon background stamp.
Then I got started on the hearts! I cut-out the hearts from some Lily Bee papers and adhered them to my thoroughly inked & stamped canvas. I added some My Mind’s Eye chipboard pieces here & there. I then painted around each of the elements, using acrylic paint again. And lastly I took my American Crafts Slick Writer pen (my favorite pen for doodling) and doodled around each item.
Wow, Angie! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project with us …. and your step-by-steps tips! Love it!
I look forward to showing off another of Angie’s fabulous mixed media projects again tomorrow!!