With 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.
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.
I glued down the craft paper onto the chipboard and splattered it with a little more Evergreen Bough.
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.
For 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.
I colored in her hair with the Natural Browns collection.
I 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.
To finish the project, I stamped a sentiment from the All you Have to Do stamp with permanent ink.
This 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.
Let 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.