Monday, October 12, 2015

Steampunk Mixed Media

Hello crafty friends! 
I am super excited to share today's project with you. 
I have really been wanting try doing more mixed media, but had no idea where to start.

 Kit and Clowder just released their new Mixed Media Class for people like me wanting to learn. 
I love this class! Not only did I learn a ton about mixed media,
I learned a lot about coloring with Copic markers also.

This is the first project from the class that I attempted. I love how it turned out! 
The image is from Saturated Canary. Isn't she gorgeous!?!?!

For my canvas I used the back of an empty notepad. I started by painting it with a few layers of Gesso. For those of you who do not know, Gesso is basically primer. 
While that was drying I made texture paste with the recipe that you get with the Kit and Clowder class. You can also find many different recipes on Pinterest. 
The next step was to choose which stencils I wanted to use. I used 5 different ones.
Three Tim Holts, one Crafters Workshop (which you can find HERE) and the other one is really pretty, but I have no idea where I got it or who makes it. 
 I used one at a time letting the texture paste dry between each stencil.

 Here's what it looked like after I was done with the stencils and texture paste. 

Once the texture paste was dry I added color with ink spray. I used dylusions crushed grape, vibrant turquoise (purchased at Miriam's Crafting Supplies), Heidi Swapps black ink spray, Tim Holts gathered twigs distress spray, and Tattered Angels Graphite and Gold Glimmer Mists. 

After I sprayed the the inks, I dried it with my heat tool. Now, it was ready for paint. I used bronze acrylic paint and gently brushed a little color over the stenciled areas. Since the paint layer was so thin, it took almost no time at all to dry. My next step was to stamp a couple images on to the upper right corner and the lower left corner. I used the postage stamp from Fun Stampers Journey. Instead of using ink, I used an embossing pad and dry embossing power and then set it with a heat tool.

Then comes the fun of adding all the flowers, flourish, and metal embellishments. I always lay my embellishments out on my projects and move them around a bit (like a 1000x, but who's counting) to get them just perfect before I glue anything down. Once I had everything exactly where I wanted it (an hour or so later) I glued everything down with Journey Glaze. This stuff is AWESOME! Perfect for those metal embellishments. I used to use E6000, but that stuff gets all over the place. 

I used embellishments from a few of my favorite places. Miriam's Crafting SuppliesRenea Bouquets and Glimpz of Memories

Making this was truly a blast! I highly recommend this Mixed Media Class from Kit and Clowder

Before I go...did you notice my TOADALLY cool new watermark?! Nikki from Creative Junkeez makes and sells personalized watermarks. I just love the one she made for me. 

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon =)


  1. Awesome Tina, Love the colours and background texture. I have paid for this class to and can't wait to get started.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thank you Linda! You will have a lot of fun with this class. Can't wait to see your finished project.

  2. OMG this is a Wowzer project Tina I am not into mixed media but I do love seeing what other crafters create and this ranks at the top of the list, those background colours and the texture look amazing so do the metal embellishments that image is stunning especially the way you have coloured her, fantastic project.
    lorraine x

    1. Thank you so much Lorraine. You are so sweet.


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