Mixed Media Monday by Brianna Lepper

Hey friends!  Brianna Lepper here today for Mixed Media Monday!  I absolutely love Mixed Media Mondays and I’m super excited to share this layout with you.  My challenge for this week was to demonstrate a blending technique and I chose to do that using a few Distress Oxide inks.  I have a process video up on my YouTube channel towards the bottom of this post, make sure to check it out!  Here’s my layout using the September 2020 Kits:



Since I planned on blending the Distress Oxide inks on my background, I thought, why not take it a step further and emboss on my layout using the stamp from the Stamp Kit and then blend the inks right over it?  So, I prepped a piece of white cardstock from my stash with gesso and stamped the Pinkfresh Studio stamp with Versamark ink and sprinkled on some copper embossing powder.  Then I took my heat tool and embossed the entire image.



Since the embossing was complete, I got to work with the blending.  I took one color and dabbed my blending tool into the ink and pounced it on my glass surface.  In doing this, it helped to eliminate a bold circle shape with my first application on the cardstock.  I blended the colors using smooth and easy circular motions and when I would switch to a new color, I would alternate back and forth making sure that the transition was seamless and the colors blended well.



Next, I took the Lindy’s Magical Powders from the Color Kit and sprinkled them around the page. I also sprinkled clean water around and took a napkin and soaked up the splatters to reveal the oxidation process.  I love the look of this technique, it gives so much more added interest and texture to the background.



Now that my background was complete, I took the specialty Amy Tangerine vellum paper from the Paper Kit and fussy cut a floral piece and some leaves.  I love that the foiling on the vellum matched the embossing on my background.  I didn’t even plan that and it makes me so happy!  I then took one of the Crate Paper papers and tore it and adhered it to the left side of my page.  I used it as a grounding point for my photos and embellishments.



Next, I took the Pinkfresh Studio stitched embellishments and added those next to my photo. and also tucked in a few of the Jen Hadfield wood veneer pieces around the page.  (Both from the Embellishment Kit)



For my title, I used a sticker from the Marigold Sticker Book (Pocket Life Kit) and added to it using the Pinkfresh Studio Mini Alphabets (Main Kit).  I also added that cute puffy squirrel sticker from the Marigold Puffy Stickers that’s also from the Pocket Life Kit.



For some finishing touches, I added tangled thread around my page and added these cute birdhouse stickers from the Jen Hadfield cardstock stickers in the Main Kit.



That wraps up my layout!  I hope that I’ve inspired you in some way today and I hope that you’ll give this blending technique a try!  It’s always fun to emboss an image and blend some inks right on top of it.  Thank you so much for being here and I’ll see you in my next post!




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