Saturday, 28 January 2017

My first Mixed Media Layout

Hello lovely ladies,

I am soo excited to share my first mixed media layout. This pic was taken during my son's first tonsure ceremony. Lots of celebration and one of my fav pic.
I really enjoyed playing with different mediums and am now very keen on collecting more sprays & pastes 😀😀😀 A crafters' heart will always want more right?

The pics first as always, 

The Layout

The Background
I started my layout on a piece of foam board measuring 8 x 6 inches. I dint have a canvas board. I layered the base with a coat of gesso... surely gesso gives the needed texture. Then directly on the gesso(after drying ofcourse) i started sponging peeled paint and worn lipstick Distress inks. 
Once satisfied, i stamped the bg with a script stamp with Hero arts shadow ink (green colour). Wanting to add to the bg, I choose a stencil that i once picked up from my local stationery shop and added gesso through it.
I guess any textured/modelling paste would have given more volume but for more gesso did fine for me.
I wanted to add my fav honey comb design but i only had Tim Holtz stencil, so i decided to use it as a stamp, i applied mild DI on it and pressed it to my bg, And now i used this as an outline and drew on it with an Emboss It pen and heat embossed it gold
Still not satisfied i splashed some black and gold paint on the bg. And now i was satisfied.
The photo which was by the side also got some paint splashes by mistake but it looked gorgeous to me, so i just left it as it is.😃

Close up of the BG

The bg was the scariest part. Having been done with it, I arranged and rearranged the elements to my safisfaction. The flowers are stamped on Papericious Sigma cardstock and coloured with Distress inks. Loved the beautiful smooth cardstock. Perfect one.

The flowers

I also added some papericious green square sequins. By mistake a sequin fell off wen it was half dry and i found that it made a gorgeous texture with the fevicol. So i scrapped off a few more sequins to reveal nice texture. 

The bird is paper pierced from a DCWV Mariposa stack. Everything else is mostly from my stash and scrap. Beads, diecuts, corrugated wrap sheet, gold thread, lace, charms and pp.
Popped the flowers with foam dots

Another close up

ok thats it. So did you like it. Any ideas or tips for this novice at mixed media?
Thanks for dropping by today and do share ur comments.

Entering it for
Papericious- Make it 3D
SSS Wed Challenge # ATG
Allsorts Challenge #400 lets celebrate


  1. Wow...awesome layout dear... background colors are so nice...I am yet to try mixed media...thanks for the inspiration....

  2. hello sujana! this is so pretty, luv the details...fabulous. super sweet photo too! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  3. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Lovely project.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Celebrate' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  5. Lovely MM layout! Great photo too. Thanks for playing with Papericious challenge and good luck!

  6. Love your mixed media. Awesome job for to be the first one. Great job. Thanks for taking part of the Papericious challenge

  7. What a cute picture to make a layout with! Thanks for playing along the Papericious Challenge!


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