Hello everyone, Julie back with you today sharing a mixed media layout. Now I LOVE mixed media but had used it a lot of my previous layouts & thought how could I change it up!!! I wanted to use the gorgeous large frame piece & came up with the idea of making a mixed media background to back some of the apertures.
I got a spare piece of white cardstock & started smooching & splattering inks & sprays all over it!!! This it a great way to incorporate mixed media if you like a more controlled look, you can get all messy & free but only add a small amount to where you want it to go later. It looks like I have lots of different shades of blues/purples on there but I’ve only used the Lavender Linnings Nuvo sparkle spray from the October 2021 color kit & the Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed blue ink pad from August 2021 color kit & by adding various amounts, mixed with white acrylic paint, I got lots of different shades to add to my page.
Once dry, I added the background to some of the apertures in the large nested chipboard argyle frames out the embellishment kit & added project life cards to the rest, keeping in with the same tones.
I cut my background cardstock down to 11.5×11.5, distressed the edges & added it to navy cardstock out the August 2021 cardstock kit, adding a small tear on the left where I added a small cluster. I lengthened the page by adding smaller frames off the large one & used a black & white photo, in one of the large frames, & positioned it, over the main frame, on foam tape for added dimension.
My cluster, to the right of the photo comprises of die cuts, fussy cut leaves, a few punched leaves, puffy stickers & some of the fabulous wood veneer leaves.
My title comes out the exclusive Sweater Weather chipboard phrases & our DT prompt was for Thanksgiving & Family Traditions. As we don’t have Thanksgiving in England so I went with my love of coffee, for which I’m VERY thankful for!!!!
Thanks for stopping by today & I hope I have inspired you to look at your mixed media a bit differently & mix up your colours & also a different take on thanksgiving. We all have stuff to be grateful for, the main one being our combined love of crafting & also these wonderful hip kits!!!!
Until next time,