Wednesday 3 February 2016

1st attempt at mixed media!

Just wanted to share with you a project I've been working on which is my first attempt at doing some mixed media.  Been wanting to dabble but not really plucked up the courage till now!  So I took a piece of mountboard 12"x8" and covered it in deco mache paper, once dried I added some stars by stencilling through some metallic off cut with blue ink, then I a brown ink pad and went round the edges, put a top layer of decopatch glue on and left it to dry while I coloured the fabulous KennyK image, which is a limited freebie but you need to join the Facebook Club.  She is coloured with a mix of my marker pens and pencils, then I used my new Spectrum Sparkle pens, oh wow they are gorgeous, I had up until now been using Sakura Stardust pens but mine are old and drying up and not so reliable any more and I loved the fact that these have brush nibs, I am certainly not disappointed!  Unfortunately the sparkle doesn't show in the photo but I love their subtle addition to the image.  Anyway enough raving! I added a piece of mesh then cut out the flowers from some Kraft cs and beautiful papers sent to me by a friend in Poland which I have been saving to use for the right project and as this is for me I thought I deserved them! lol.  Once I'd made the flowers I then coated them with the decopatch glue and fixed them in place with some hot melt glue.  I used glossy accents for the flower centre and added some micro beads.  The sign is made from some s/a cork sheets I bought recently and the 'Jacs Playground' is cut on the Cricut from s/a white paper.  For my first attempt I am pleased with how this turned out, might just have to buy myself some acrylic paints and put my Cricut to good use making some stencils.  This was a lot of fun, a bit messy, but a lot of fun! Now I just need to decide if it is going to hang on the door to the craft room or the craft room wall!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aloha Friday #64 ~ Favourite colour combo~ blue and brown
Simply Create Too #101 ~ Sparkle pens, new cork sheets
Creative Fingers #101 ~ Anything Goes
Just Us Girls #328 ~ wild card week ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ Dies cuts, stamp, flower

Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #29 February
Ruby's Rainbow #122 ~ Anything Goes
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  1. a very cool card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Well your first attempt at MM is a great success! Thanks for playing along with us this week fir our Wild Card Tic Tac Toe challenge!

  3. Great project, Jac! I love the colour combination you used! Thanks for joining our Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs! :o)

  4. I love this so much! Such a lovely creation!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs and good luck!

  5. Fab project hun and good for you for taking the plunge. I keep toying with the idea but I don't have the time at the moment - or the materials to play for that matter. Can't wait to see your next attempt


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