Thursday, 2 July 2015

Mixing It Up


I love collage-style creations and I've used this layering technique a few times on journal pages. Today I decided to go 3D and have a go at the technique with bulkier embellishments on a mini canvas. One thing I love about this technique is you can use up some really old ugly stash and you can't tell - the brads and flower I used were really hideous colours but you'd never know. Frugal makes me feel good :).

I love a good challenge as you know so am entering this for:

- Love to Create: Anything Mixed Media

- Frilly and Funkie: Something to Say (as my focal point is the wording here)

The background is layers of die cuts, ribbon, string and so on, then a layer of metal pieces and finally some more 3D elements. I covered the whole lot with white gesso before spraying with Distress Spray Stains and then (after drying) adding areas of deeper colour with Silks Acrylic Glazes. The stamped quote is from one of Finnabair's stamp sets from Prima.

It's finished off with my usual go-to Treasure Gold (White Fire) - I seem to be slightly obsessed with it....

Not too shabby for a first go and it matches my craft room decor beautifully. It's positioned right in from of my desk so I can always see those brief but inspiring words when I work.

Thanks for popping over peeps!

Katy x

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!!!! What type of glue do you use for adhering embellishments?

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    1. Thank you Sandi :). I use Creative Expressions acrylic glue (super strong) for flatter pieces and Pinflair Glue Gel for more 3D pieces, pieces that are not flat at the back. and those layered over one another. Hope that helps :).

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    2. Thank you Katy!!!! It does help!!!!! So excited to delve into mixed media!!

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  2. What a glorious mixed media canvas - love the colours, and like you I love turning ugly embellishments into pure joy!
    Alison xx

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  3. Gorgeousss, Katy! What a great way to use up some of the ugly pieces. Looks really, really pretty!! Love the colours. Yummy!

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  4. Fabulous!! The layers and embellishments are fantastic, and I love those colors together! Very inspiring, especially with those words :-) xx Lynn

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, Katy! The texture is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  6. Love this - so many layers and textures. What are the feathers made of?
    Helen

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    1. Hiya Helen - they are resin ones from Prima. I guess you could use clay if you could find a mould?

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  7. Brilliant! I'm with you on the frugal front and this is a perfect way of using up the unloveds. Great choice of colours - don't they work well with White Fire! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  8. Love the social media buttons!!! Jenny x

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