Mixed Media Wall Art| Photo Tutorial

Hello everyone!

It’s Hussena here and today it’s my turn to post on the Pretty paper Studio blog.  For today’s post,  I have made Mixed Media Wall art and a fridge magnet along with a step by step tutorial.

Here’s a look at my wall art.


This wall hanging would make a perfect accent to your craft room or even as a home decor and I have created this based on our current theme for this month which is “LOVE”. I have shared a step by step tutorial on how I have created this, so sit back and relax and hope you enjoy seeing the creative process .

I first started by roughly drawing a freehand heart shape on a recycled  cardboard packaging and fussy cutting it and for the magnet, I have die – cut a heart shape using my die directly on the cardboard. I have used papers from 6″ X 6″  Crate Paper pad : Craft Market collection.


After I had cut the heart shape, I cut out the papers from my paper pad and glued them on the cardboard base. (The brown woodgrain & dotted paper). Then it was time to add some texture to the base so I used Tim Holt Lace stencil and embossing paste along with some Heidi Swapp mists to create my background.Supplies-for-Wall-hanging.

This is how the base looks once the embossing was done . On my dotted heart, I mixed some blue mist with my embossing paste before applying it through the stencil.Tutorial-pcture--2

Then it was time to create some embellishments for my heart base. I started by creating my focal sentiment which I die cut using a diecut ephemera from the Studio Calico Seven Paper Clara Foil Die-Cuts- Girl w/ Gold using a a word die from Winnie and Walter. I had intially planned on distressing it with Vintage Photo Distress ink but then decided to first paint it with gesso and then color it using a blue color mist.Tutorial-picture--3

To create more background texture, I water colored two images from Prima Marketing Everyday Vintage Paintables Cards- Bohemian 4 ”X 6” using my Distress inks and I fussy cut the images and layered them on my heart base.Tutorial-picture--5

After I watercolored and fussy cut my image it was time to start embellishing and putting down all my elements on my heart base . I decided to use the Prima Marketing Resin icons in a Box- Chalk Black Lock and Key Sets for this, so I painted it with gesso and colored it with my mist to give it a hint of blue.Tutorial-picture--4

After playing around with my embellishments, I finally arranged them on my final piece. I have used handmade flowers and some die cut and colored leaves using Joy! Crafts Die- Leaf #2, added a  American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Stamped Myflair Flairs – Embossed Gold along with the Prima Marketing Resin icons in a Box- Chalk Black Lock and Key Set.


For the fridge magnet, I have  used paper from  Crate paper : Craft Market collection 6 ” X 6″ paper pad. I have die-cut a scalloped circle from this paper pad and have foam mounted it on my heart base and used some mulberry flowers and a Prima Resin Icon Key to embellish it, finally  used some sequins to finish my project.

Supplies  used for the two projects.

Crate Paper  Paper Pad – Craft Market

Tim Holtz Layered Stencil- Lace

Prima Marketing Resin icons in a Box- Chalk Black Lock and Key Sets

Prima Marketing Everyday Vintage Paintables Cards- Bohemian 4 ”X 6”

Studio Calico Seven Paper Clara Foil Die-Cuts- Girl w/ Gold

Martha Stewart Classic 3 in1 Butterfly Punch

Simple Stories [email protected]! Bold Color Vibe Stickers

Ranger Inkessentials Blending Tool

Joy! Crafts Die- Leaf #2

Distress ink- Twisted Citron

Distress ink- Cracked Pistachio

Distress ink- Vintage Photo

Distress ink- Picked Raspberry

Ranger/Tim Holtz Waterbrush Nib Detailer

American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Stamped Myflair Flairs – Embossed Gold

Cup Sequins 7mm – Citrus

Crop-A-Dile Eyelet Setter and Punch

Seam Binding Ribbon

For this month’s challenge, here are the guidelines:

  1. Create a project with “Love” as a theme.
  2. Upload your entry at our Member Gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum “February 2016 challenge – ‘Love’”.
  3. All entries are due by February 29, 2016.
  4. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.


  1. A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.
  2. All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.