Saturday, 28 March 2015

First attempt at entering a mixed media challenge.

I love the Paperartsy blog, in fact so much so that I have started several art journals and loving working with mixed media.

First of all I prepared the page using White Gesso, I have not yet been able to get the Fresco paints by Paperartsy but hope to in the near future.
The background was made using Tim Holtz distress paints - Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap and VintagePhoto.
I then used Dreamweaver embossing paste (I would have preferred to use Grunge Paste but did not have any available) I highlighted the paste with black watercolour pencil and gilding wax Treasure Gold
The flowers were stained with the same colours as the background. I also stained some wooden embellishments with Wild Honey. A bottle top was put through my Bigshot and painted with Jade Mint chalk paint and Walnut Stain Distress Paint. I used gilding wax Treasure Gold on each of the flowers and embellishments.
The little bird in the corner is from Stampin up 'Bliss'


  1. That is so unusual, chocka block with texture and interest. Keep doing the mixed media and enjoy! Cx

    1. Thank you, I am fairly new to mixed media but loving it.