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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Distress ink- Cracked Pistachio
Distress ink- Picked Raspberry
Ranger/Tim Holtz Waterbrush Nib Detailer
American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Stamped Myflair Flairs – Embossed Gold
Crop-A-Dile Eyelet Setter and Punch
Seam Binding Ribbon
For this month’s challenge, here are the guidelines:
- Create a project with “Love” as a theme.
- Upload your entry at our Member Gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum “February 2016 challenge – ‘Love’”.
- All entries are due by February 29, 2016.
- Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.
- A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.
- All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.