|Supplies: paper from Lily Bee; stickers from Bo Bunny; paint from Deco Art; colored pencil from Faber-Castell; pen from Zig; upcycled postage stamps & bubble wrap. Loosely based on the sketch from page 33 of the January 2015 issue of Create magazine.|
The topic of this scrapbook page may be yetis...oops, I mean yeti, but what I really want to talk about today is destashing with mixed media. Now, I have a love/hate relationship with mixed media. I love all the "playthings" (paints, mediums, tools, etc.) associated with the style. But I hate waiting for wet media, such as gesso, texture paste, etc., to dry. Still, I know that using mixed media can be quite green, so I decided to give it a go on this page, and I'm happy with the result. I think I've found some mixed media techniques that require little to no drying time--hooray!
First off, I modified my patterned paper background by stamping with acrylic paint on bubble wrap. Can you see it in the photo above? Acrylic paint dries quickly, especially if you only use a thin layer.
Before putting the paint away, I also used it to make these snowflake embellishments. Treating the negative pieces of some Bo Bunny snowflake stickers as stencils, I applied acrylic paint to patterned paper. Again, I kept the layer of paint quite sheer, since I wanted the herringbone pattern to peek through from behind the paint. After the paint dried, I outlined the snowflakes with colored pencil--a medium that requires zero drying time--and cut out the finished embellishments.
I also added swipes of acrylic paint and red pencil to the borders of a couple photos.
Finally, I used the mixed media trick of embellishing with found objects--postage stamps, in this case. Even though I used mixed media techniques (stamping, stenciling, colored pencil, found objects), I was able to create this layout in a single sitting. It was great to get some use out of my mixed media supply stash, so I'll definitely be making more pages like this one in the future. Who knows, maybe my love/hate relationship with mixed media will someday become just a "love" relationship.