Say the words "mixed media," I will immediately tell you that I am nothing but a pretender in that department. Even so, when I was called on to create a project for the just released Creating Keepsakes' newest special issue: Mixed Media Scrapbooking, I dug deep and controlled all trepidation just long enough for the assignment.
The reality is that I use mixed media elements in my projects on a regular basis but just don't necessarily think of these products as such. After all, I am just a scrapbooker and not an artist! But this scrapbooker uses paints, mists, fabric and much more. Just don't ask me to use them all together, then I'm lost :)
As usual, I created a two-pager (a very important and well-known requirement) for Creating Keepsakes magazine. These photos make me smile because I feel that they need no words of explanation! I suppose we should get them together for a re-match soon. It's been a while.
I used the Pink Paislee mistable letters and inked them with Rangers' distress inks. Then I applied layers of crackle medium from Helmar to achieve the crackled and aged look. I also applied the same medium on the ready-made Crate Paper chipboard pieces I used on the layout. Though the process takes over 24 hours of application and drying, the end results are well worth the effort and time.
To celebrate the release of this new special issue, CK is having a summer camp 2012. Check out the details on the CK blog and join in on the fun!