This year I am aiming to do a mixed media piece each month to show you and as it was valentines day last week I decided to use one of the MDF hearts from Creative Expressions and create a mixed media collage dedicated to love.
For me the key to mixed media is to layer and layer and layer.
So, to begin, I took one of the MDF hearts from the pack (you get 6 in each pack) and covered it with some of the paper from the IndigoBlu Memory lane stack.
I then added one of the Bo Bunny doilies to the right hand part of the heart.
I chose an image from the IndigoBlu Lost Families stack and cut her out. Then glued her down.
I then chose a stencil, this one is the rose stencil from IndigoBlu and using the Fired Brick Distress ink on some of the blending foam, worked it through the stencil to cover most of the heart except her face.
I stamped the sentiment, a stamp is from the Visible Images never grow up set, and cut it apart. Then glued it down.
To colour the edges of the MDF heart and give a slight border to my collage, I used the Cosmic Shimmer Gilding wax in Decadent wine. I applied it with a cloth and then buffed it up to a shine. I find dried out baby wipes are good for this!
To finish it off I add some stick pearls and used some of my chalk crayons to give it a grungy feel.
So as you can see lots and lots of layers!
You can find everything I used in the shop -
MDF Hearts -
All the IndigoBlu products here -
Distress Ink here -
Bo Bunny dollies -
Stamp Sentiment -
Cosmic Shimmer guiding wax -
So there we are, I think I got all the products I used!!
Thank you so much for popping in, I hoped you liked my project and will join me again for another project very soon.
Until then, take care,