Saturday, February 2, 2013

My First and Worst Mixed Media Project

Happy Saturday!

I worked on this project over the course of a few nights this week.  I was going to post all of the steps that I took to make it, but it was really long, and not even that interesting to me, so instead, I will just share the photo and some brief notes:

I used techniques from the following Creative Jumpstart Demonstrations:
CJS #2 - Julie Fei Fan Balzer:  Stencils with Ink Applicator. 
CJS #4 - Cheryl Laakonen: Washi Tape and Bead Gel Medium
CJS #13 - Natalie Kalbach Gesso Stamping on Transparencies
CJS #29 - Natalie Kalbach: Coloring black and white photos
CJS # 33 - Dina Wakely: stamping on tissue
CJS # 37- Birgit Koopsen: Foils with sticky embossing powder
I varied my techniques from the videos where necessary to make use of supplies that I have on hand.
Supplies used:
Stencils cut with my electronic cutter purchased at That's Scrap, Inc.
Assorted papers from my scrap pile.
Distress Inks in assorted colors
Tim Holtz Stamps
Foils from That's Scrap Inc.
Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing Ink
Washi Tape I made with double sided adhesive from Tyler at All That Jazz Supplies
Liquitex Glass Bead Gel
Golden soft gel medium
Foam mounting dots
Celebrations Ribbon
Acetate overhead projector sheets
Disclaimer:  I am not posting this because I think it is terrific.  I am posting it in hopes that I can look back at some future point and see how much I have progressed.  This mixed media thing is something I think I am going to love!
Happy Superbowl Weekend!


  1. Elizabeth, I really like your card. I need to try this as well. Just so many projects and not enough hours in the day. Nice job!!

  2. Elizabeth, I think our first attempt at something is always our worst. But that is how we learn... by trying. I think it is great that you included so many different techniques into one project. Thank you so much for letting me know about the CJS and sharing your projects with us.


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