Monday, August 5, 2013

Mixed Media Mélange


I recently received my DT kit from Magenta containing some of the new release catalogue items.  I was really stoked about the new mixed media foam board as I have been venturing into more mixed media and find that even with 140lb cardstock, layouts warp.  I have been itching to play with it and see how it works. After creating this project, I can now say I am extremely pleased with how it performs.  No warp, no wrinkle... nada! However the engineering on this works, it is a wonderful thing.


Supplies: Mixed Media Foam Board, patterned papers and fiber mesh (Magenta), doily stencil (Christy Tomlinson/Pink Paislee), script stamp (Vicki Boutin/Stamping Bella), gesso and molding paste (Golden), distress inks and Multi Media Gel (Ranger), gelato (Faber-Castell), brown ink (Tsukineko), wood veneer hearts and pigment ink (CTMH), paint (Plaid), embroidery floss (DMC), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), font (Pristina), pen (Staedtler), embroidered pillow case remnant, burlap, canvas and antique buttons (Misc.)


Some details of the bottom heart cluster...









and the top cluster with the stenciled doily with molding paste...




My design concept was inspired by the colour board over at AMMCC for their Challenge #4 and because the project is for my own home décor, I also went with a variety of textiles for Berry71Bleu's August Textile Challenge.


 




I am loving experimenting and playing with mixed media of late.  It is so fun and freeing to get messy and just play with ideas and textures and see where they take me.  The end results have been well worth it.


 
TTFN,



16 comments:

Mariëtte said...

Beautiful! So many details and layers.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful work Cassandra! Love all textured doilies and pretty hearts especially the one full of buttons! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge! Thanks for sharing the info regarding foam board~ I'll have to check that out!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful Casandra, love the quote. Fantastic mix of textures..Thanks for joining us at Berry71Bleu!!

Sue Lelli said...

Cassandra, I just LOVE the molding paste doilie and your mix of FABULOUS hearts! I will have to find and try that foam board! Love your creation! Thx for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Denise Price said...

Great mixed media work! My favorite bit is the button-covered heart.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!!

Laurence said...

Hi Cassandra ! Glad you stopped at my blog and left a comment ! This card is beautiful, I love the texture and all the layers ! Mixed media is fun !

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous! I love all the textured layers, the masking and the way you used the buttons. Thanks for joining the August Challenge at Berry71Bleu! =)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is beautiful Cassandra. Love the way you used the pretty colors. So many neat elements. Love the textures with the Gesso, buttons and the embroidered pillow case.

Sherri said...

Hello friend! Nice to see you've been crafty again. This canvas is just gorgeous, love the shabby chic feel to it.

Heather Landry said...

Oh my goodness! The textures on this canvas are amazing. Truly beautiful project!

Bente Fagerberg said...

What an attractive canvas! That quote is great and I love the mixed media here. The little heart with the buttions melts my heart!

Debbie said...

Beautiful canvas! Love the heart filled with buttons! Thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu!

Norma Gomez said...

What a great canvas Cassandra! I love all the texture, especially the burlap and button heart, super cute!! I have the CT stencil too and I have to say, it's one of my all time favs. Thanks so much for joining us in the Berry71Bleu Aug Challenge :D

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Very innovative! Thank you for joining us at Berry71Bleu.

Helen Tilbury said...

STUNNING!!! Sheer textural delight!!