Mixed Media Story


A few weeks ago I went to a crop and spent the day preparing a mixed media layout for a class. I was not totally satisfied with it, and did not take photos or submit it for a proposed class for that reason. However, I realized that I just needed to add a couple of things to it to make it acceptable for a class sample and to post it as a class. I did what I needed to do to fix it up, but before I getting to submitting it, something happened. I received plane tickets to go visit my daughter and her family over the Christmas and New Year holidays! Talk about excitement! But then the next thing that came to mind was, 'gifts'! I now had to bring some gifts with me!

I decided that the mixed media layout would be a perfect gift for one of my granddaughters. I had already created one for her sister, so why not give this one to her? I could always get more product to make another project to replace this one for a mixed media class. So, that is what I will do.

I will share with you today the mixed media layout that is now a gift with you. I wish that I could show it to you in a frame, but I do not have one to put it into.

I wish you could see it in real life, because the photos do not do it justice.  Do you see the gold flakes?

I also love the added touch of the tiny pale pink glass beads.

You will note that there is a fair bit of metal embellishments on this layout project.

I have also used cheese cloth that was misted with colour and a tiny bit of coconut husk fibres.

Now, if anyone is wondering where I got these flowers from, well I went to the Dollar store and bought flowers that I could cut apart and use. I think it work out. What do you think?

See the white lace leaf?  I have a few yards of this expensive lace, and what I like about it is that the leaves are all linked together, but in a way that you can cut each leaf off from the rest. So I can tuck in lace leaves here and there, where ever I want.

Art stones, as you can see, were used on this project as well. I really wish you could see it in real; the soft "Tattered Rose" pink is not too noticeable in all the photos.

As to the photos/images, I printed them onto photo paper. I found photos and meme posters that colour coordinated with my supplies and printed them. It is nice to be able to print a quote that is already beautifully illustrated. They look great on photo paper too!

So I guess I owe you another class mixed media project to see. With classes much less in number during the Christmas prep time, I will have time to make another one for class to share with you. Everything I am working on now will be for classes in the new year.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this mixed media layout project and that something will have inspired you.

Till next time, happy creating!