Monday, May 28, 2018

Easy Mixed Media Layout

Good day everyone!!!!
It has been a while since my last posting - the gardening got in the way.  So today I am going to share with an easy mixed media layout.  This picture has been waiting a long time for a home - my granddaughter in the picture is now ten years old.  Some day I will be caught up.

For the background, I cut strips off of  two co-ordinating papers and added them to the left side of the main paper piece.  I tore the edges first, glued them together making sure that I measured across the top to keep the paper at 12".  The main paper piece is the striped piece on the right which I cut down to 10" wiide.  The middle pink piece is the back of the main paper piece (the 2" that I cut off of the end).  I then added to the pink piece a 2" wide strip of a co-ordinating paper.  I fussy cut the flowers from the second paper to use around the photo.  Here is a close-up.  I applied a texture paste onto the background using a vine stencil.

I embossed two decorative chipboard frames with a white embossing powder and added them to the layout first.  Next came the flowers that I cut out from the second patterned paper.  You can see them on the frames and coming down the sides of the picture.  I added some lace then tucked a decorative chipboard piece, embossed with sparkly pink embossing powder, under the bottom edge of the lace.  I added my picture next (popped up) then my silk flowers and leaves.  And finally I put some art stones around the picture for added texture.   There you  have it.
  Below is another close-up of a couple of areas.

Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a safe and happy week.
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