Showing posts with label mixed media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mixed media. Show all posts

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Hello friends!!!

How are your crafting days going by ?? I'm here to add more creativity to your craft life with the new 49 and Market stamps recently added to the Crafters Corner store. This is an amazing collection designed by the expert mixed media artist Gabrielle Pollocco. These stamps have been so designed that they provide ample scope to all those who are fond of doing mixed media projects. But you can even create many beautiful cards as well using this collection as I have shown you in my previous post here

49 and Market has a wide range of stamps designed to create texture on the projects be it brick background, cracked wall, stitches and also very shabby chic designs like Butterflies with grunge text. In combination with stamps, there are also pretty handmade flowers in shabby chic colours that coordinate well with the stamps.

Before I begin to show my project, there are few tips that I follow that makes my work easy. It depends from person to person as to how they proceed with their project.

1. Plan your project ahead-make a design in your mind as to how you would like give shape to your project.

2. Collect all the things that you will need. You can always have extra stencil designs on your table or some embellishments because a mixed media proceeds in its own flow and many new ideas may just pop up right on the table.

3. Always keep a balance between the embellishments, the central point that is the photo, and the surrounding elements.

4. Keep a check on colour palette-you do not want different colours shrieking out from various angles-a harmonious blend of colours is needed

5.Prepare in advance-colouring of embellishments, chip boards, die cuts, stamping and colouring, fussy cutting and all can be done in advance.

6. Keep a bottle of mister filled with water and some old rag handy. Keep cleaning your hands-mixed media is a messy art but you will love the mess!!

So just sit back and relax-here is the video on my layout using the fabulous 49 and Market stamps.

And here are few close ups of my project.

List of supplies



AGED MAHOGANY- Distress ink

Peeled paint-distress paint

Black Embossing powder

I hope you will really try your hands with this beautiful collection-49 and Market
Do leave your feedback and queries.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 7, 2016


'' Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows
That's what the sunflowers do.''--------    Helen Keller

Hello friends,

I am Anita here with a new creation and more inspiration from Heartfelt Creations. It's really a happy moment for me to be chosen as one of the semi finalist for HC DT call 2016.  And so this gave me the oppurtunity to create many beautiful and different projects with this brand. And my love for Heartfelt creations is growing everyday. As I am creating and experimenting, I am challenging myself to do something new, something out of my comfort go just a little beyond the usual flowers and the many cards that I had been making.

My friends and my wellwishers demand to see something new each time and so I being in love with Heartfelt Creations look beyond the usual...thus creating...jewellery !!!!!yes !!!! I have made beautiful neckpieces with HC products .

 Then came another bouncer----I bet you CANNOT CREATE CAS WITH THESE .... WELL !!!!! I,ve overcome this too with not one but seven CAS cards all with HC products and believe me !!!! they are so much fun to make and look classy as well.

Then came another thunderbolt .... MIXED MEDIA ?????
This was the comment----''These are not for mixed media... you see ...You get special stamps for that purpose..and so on etc. etc...''  So no mixed media with Heartfelt Creations ????
NO!!!! Proved wrong again....

Heartfelt Creations can be used to create wonderful mixed media canvases and layouts, art journals etc. I have stepped out of comfort zone... to Create Mixed Media !!!!!
The end result is of course so beautiful... I myself was taken aback... oh !!!! the beauty of sun flowers... I could feel my stress, my tiredness drain away as I looked at those blooms against that multi layered background... 

So to all those Mixed Media lovers... go for HC products and believe me !!! you will not regret it.
Here are the pictures of my product and after seeing these , you will very well understand, why Heartfelt Creations has become my first love !!!

Here are the detailed instructions for making this layout.
 A.Make the Flowers and Leaves

1. First make flowers. Choose any flower you want, I have chosen the Sun Kissed Fleur stamp and die set .
 2.  Stamp the image with Archival Dandelion ink along with some Archival Coffee ink .
 Stamped enough to make at least 8 to 10 flowers.
3. Then I cut them in my Big Shot and coloured the flower die cuts with a mix of Archival Dandelion, Butter cup and Sepia.
4. All the flowers are shaped and moulded on the Deluxe flower Shaping Tool kit.
5. For the center , I applied glossy accents and then added Prima Micro Beads mixed with Earth coloured flower soft.
6.Apply a little Rangers Crackle paint on each petal to give a little gloss and texture to the flowers.
For the leaves, I stamped images from the Open Leaf and Classic Leaf stamp and die set.
I used Library Green to stamp the image and cut it on my Big Shot.
 I used Archival Leaf Geen, Library green and coffee for colouring. Some leaves are just cut without any stamping and coloured.
7. Finish Moulding the leaves.

B.Prepare the background

1. Now let us prepare our background. I would advice you to keep all items to be used altogether so that you can play with them and use them as you want.
2. For my background, I chose the paper from the Classic Sunflower Paper pad.
3. Apply a light layer of Liquitex Gesso to tone down the print.
4. I applied some more texture with Stencils and modelling paste. Try to be uniform all over keeping in my mind that no part should look more overbearing hiding the other elements.
5. I have used several pieces of chipboard pieces and adhered on to my board with Rangers Gel Medium. You can see, how I covered some chipboard with twine. Some chip board die cuts placed here and there maintaining the symmetry and balance of the layout.
6. Sprinkle some beads at different places to add texture. Once dry, I covered the board again with Gesso. A few buttons, in one corner break the montony.
7. Now comes the colouring part......
8. I have liberally used acrylic paints from Plaid....These are creamy and beautiful... and Please try to use your finger tips to spread the colour.
9. Spray areas mist made from water and perfect pearls.
Dry well between each layer with your heat gun.
 Apply some Viva decor Inka gold on the various parts to add that golden sheen matching to sunflowers.
10. After this dries, apply  some more gel medium on areas where you want more golden hue.   Sprinkle some superfine gold embossing powder and heat with a heat gun.  See the powder melt away  to such a beautiful golden hue.
11. Sprtiz with Perfect Pearls spray mist and dry.
12.  Add some die cuts from Ornate collection .
Follow up by sticking flowers  and leaves made before to complete the arrangement and see the beauty unfold.

My style of mixed media with Heartfelt Creations. I hope you love this too.

So I believe,,, nothing is impossible and art has no boundaries... So Challenge me with something new and HC products.

HC products feel me with hope and determination to create something new and different.
And all I need is your love and support. Please do vote for me HERE to see me reach the finals. To achieve something two things are needed---Luck and Hardwork. Luck is not in my hands and I will not let you myself down with lack of hard work.

Do check in the store for all the supplies

Classic Sunflower paper pad
Deluxe flower shaping kit
Sun Kissed fleur Cling stamp 
Sun Kissed Fleur Die set
Italiana grapevine die
Open Leaf stamp set 
Open Leaf die set
Classic Leaf stamp set
Classic leaf Die 
Ornate borders and pockets die
Fleur borders and Pockets Die
Tim Holtz stencil-wild flower
Liquitex Gesso
Rangers Multi Medium matte gel
Prima Micro beads Bronze
Folkart -bark brown
Folkart-Citrus Green
Folkart -sunflower
TCW stencil mini Cubist
Art Basics Opague Matte Modelling Paste
Perfect Pearls Aged patina
 RangersSuperfine gold embossing powder
Viva decor Inka Gold-old gold
Chipboard charms and accessories from store.

So I you really think , I have done some nice work, do leave a comment.
Crafters Corner has the best range of Mixed Media of various brands and is a heaven for the lovers of mixed media. And the entire range of Heartfelt Creations is there for all of you explore and experiment.
The craft table is all yours ----
Happy Crafting !!!!