Fly Away

EK Gorman, WHite Rose Crafts, Mixed Media Fly aWith the new year on the horizon, I am looking at my crafting goals for the new year.  One of the things I would like to focus on more this up coming year is to merge more of my crafting with mixed media.  So today I thought I would start the adventure with a little mixed media craft piece.

IMG_E8313I started by pulling out a 6×6 inch Mini Page Album.  I inked up the edges of the chipboard with some Distress Oxide in Evergreen Bough.

I also pulled out a piece of craft paper from the 13 Arts Aqua Floral Paper pack and distressed the edges using a paper shredder.

IMG_E8314I glued down the craft paper onto the chipboard and splattered it with a little more Evergreen Bough.

IMG_E8315Still using Evergreen Bough, I added some stenciling to the other corner suing the Kaisercraft Grunge Stencil.

IMG_E8316I painted and adhered both the chipboard Circle Doodle Frame  and Rings for So Many Things circle to the project.

I adhered a second piece of scrap paper from the Aqua Floral paper pack to the project as well and coated it in extra adhesive to protect it.

IMG_E8319For the focal image, I stamped out the Gorjuss Santoro Fly Away With Me image onto some white cardstock and colored it in with my Nuvo Markers.  I used a combination of the Cookies and Cream set and Hazy Mauves for the skin tones.

IMG_E8320I colored in her hair with the Natural Browns collection.

IMG_E8321For her dress and leggings I used both the Stormy Greys and Emerald Seas set.

EK Gorman, WHite Rose Crafts, Mixed Media Fly bI then fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the scrap of craft stock.  I also tucked some Double Scallop Pearly White Lace  under the paper and adhered it.

EK Gorman, WHite Rose Crafts, Mixed Media Fly cTo finish the project, I stamped a sentiment from the All you Have to Do stamp with permanent ink.

EK Gorman, WHite Rose Crafts, Mixed Media Fly dThis project was actually really simple to create because I picked a piece of paper that could do a lot of the hard work for me.  The paper already had a lot of visual interest so there really wasn’t a lot I had to do to make the background fun.

EK Gorman, WHite Rose Crafts, Mixed Media Fly eLet me know in the comments below what you think of projects that merge crafting and mixed media and if you are interested in more tutorials.  Until then, Happy Crafting.

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