Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mixed Media

Hey, Froggers! Well, it's been way too long. I've been dealing with a few physical issues, so life has been put on hold for a while. Here's what I've been up to lately.

Yup. I've been playing around with mixed media, and I have to say that I absolutely love it! It is so much fun, but what I like about it the most is that:
1. There are no mistakes.
2. I get to use all of the crap that I've been hoarding collecting for a very long time.

I can't tell you how long I've had a collection of keys.

I used Pan Pastels for the hearts, and they are quickly becoming one of my new fave types of media.

Here are my shabby chic flowers. I just punched out paper with a scallop punch, spritzed them with water, rolled them up in my hands (like you used to do with Silly Putty), opened them up again, and dried them with a heat drying tool. Then I edged them with distress ink, layered them, glued them together, and added cute buttons (two of which I stamped with Versamark black).

Here's a close-up. I think I may have stamped some of the paper as well.

Then there's my little LOVE board. This was done on a sample board from a cabinet shop. It's about 5x7 or 6x8.

Here's a red heart, glittered with red German glass glitter from Meyer Imports. Gotta love the German glass glitter.

The button in the upper right is a vintage button that's translucent, so it's pretty in and of itself, but I had to stamp some French writing on it. I included a little key and some Washi tape.

And...if you're thinking about taking on this mixed media craze, just know that Christy Tomlinson is the BEST. I'm currently taking an on-line course called "She Had Three Hearts" and it is chocked full of useful information, techniques, ideas, etc. She also has lots of tutorials on YouTube, so check her out.

So, that's it for today. As usual, leave a comment if you so desire.
Fondly, Tami


  1. Oh that piece is AWESOME!!!! I love all the detail you get to see....Beautiful job!!!

  2. beautiful Tami! I love all the "junk" you added to your pieces. They came together beautifully!

  3. Beautiful pieces, and great close ups so we can see the details! You are inspiring!


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