Tag Archives: Mixed Media

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Decor Stamperia Romantic Christmas by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Christmas in July Day 2: Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag with Stamperia Romantic Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s day 2 of Christmas in July and we’re going to make this wonderful vintage Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag together.  If you were lucky enough to grow up with snow at Christmas, then you probably remember the thrill of belly flopping onto a wooden sled and shrieking your way all the way to the bottom of a big hill.   This adorable sled die brought all kinds of delightful memories back to my mind as I was working with it. 

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The base of our Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag measures 4 1/2″ x 8″. It’s the perfect size to set out on a little side table or in a mantel display.  Dress it up with Stamperia Romantic Christmas papers to create a delightful botanical/nostalgic vibe.

Celebrate the Season Sled

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ok…true confessions.  I’m kinda smitten with this little sled. I die cut it from patterned woodgrain paper, and I love the way it turned out. The die set comes with the sled, skates, poinsettia and greenery.   You can use the sled with or without the ice skates, but why would you not want to use those cute skates?   

At first I thought the poinsettias were too small, but by the time I was finished, I decided that I really like the size.  They flow perfectly with the size of the sled, of course.  But I can also see myself using these as “filler” with other flower dies.  They are super easy to make, as you will see in the video tutorial.

Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll join me on my YouTube channel as I create this fun Christmas tag.  There’s a little surprise element that I have not shown you in these photos.  Enjoy!

 

I’ll be back on Throwback Thursday with another Christmas in July tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders April 2022 APG DOM by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards with APG April 2022 DOM and Stamperia Garden

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised you yesterday,  I’m back to share these Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards.  I had such fun creating with this Amazing Paper Grace Watering Can and Flowers die that I just couldn’t seem to stop!  Yesterday, I shared a video that introduced you to this delightful Club Kit and showed you several different ways to add mixed media finishes to the watering can.  We also learned a simple flower shaping technique.  If you missed that video, you can find  it HERE

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 02

This watering can is cut from paper in the Stamperia Garden collection. Here’s how to make this watering can:

  • First die cut the watering can pieces.
  • Then lightly mist both sides of the paper.
  • Now add the embossed design dies over the body of the watering can.  Run them through your machine using an embossing mat.  This really makes the embossed design pop.
  • Next, lightly rub the design with metallic wax.  This will make the design stand out even more.
  • Finally, emboss with Versamark Embossing Ink and Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 03

The card base is 6″ x 6 1/2″.  The background is made with torn layers of paper scraps that I stitched together on my sewing machine.  Add extra texture with mustard seeds, spattered paint and ribbon.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 04

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  Of course, I added a pocket!

Tuck in a tea bag, bookmark and honey stick to turn the card into a gift!

Rosemary Garden Mixed Media Card

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 06

This watering can base is cut from heavy wrinkled specialty cardstock.  I just kept layering various embossing powders until I achieved the finish you see here.  The base coat is Seth Apter Patina Oxide followed by Vintage Beeswax and a little sprinkling of Taos Sunset.

TIP: Let the first layer of embossing powder cool before you  add the next layer of Versamark Ink and powder!  Heat chunky powders from the underside to avoid blowing the powder all over your work space.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 07

TIP: Cut flower layers from scraps of solid cardstock or patterned papers.  It always makes me happy when I can use up some scraps!

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 08

Decorate your pocket with fussy cut images to add extra flair to the card design.

Create a sweet bookmark with scraps of designer paper.  Then tuck it into the pocket along with a tea bag and honey stick.

I keep thinking of different finishes and textures that I could use with this amazing die, so don’t be surprised if you see it again soon!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings

Amazing Paper Grace DOM April 2022: Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a trio of Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings to share with you.  Why a trio?  Because sometimes I have so much fun making a project that I decide to just keep going and going and going!  That’s what happened when I started to play with my Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace April Die of the Month.  This watering can die simply captured my imagination to the point that I ended up making FIVE of them.  Each one employs a slightly different mixed media technique.  If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to for the past few days, then read on!

Rusty Watering Can Wall Hanging with Patterned Paper Coneflowers

Stamperia Garden Rusty Watering Can Wall Hanging Amazing Paper Grace DOM April 2022 by Kathy Clement

This was the project that got my creative juices flowing.  First I die cut the watering can from a scrap of 110# white cardstock.  Then I thought, “what if I ink this specimen up with Distress Vintage Tea Dye Ink?”  That looked pretty cool, especially after I spritzed it with a little water.  But then I thought, “What happens if I heat emboss this with a little Seth Apter Taos Sunset Embossing Powder.”  And then…what about Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder?  And as you can see…I ended up with this wonderfully rusty, pitted watering can.  Which I proceeded to fill with all kinds of coneflowers cut from scraps of Stamperia Garden.  So. Much. Fun.

I just had to make another one.

Chipped Watering Can with Coneflowers

This time I started my adventure with a piece of silver hammered metal specialty paper.  First I die cut and assembled the watering can.  Then I cut out a big stack of coneflowers from patterned paper and plain cardstock.  I ended up not liking the shiny finish on the watering can.  So I heat embossed it with more Taos Sunset.  But then I did a second layer with Stampendous Frantage Spoonful of Rust Embossing Enamel.  This has bits of mica flakes and other textures in it.  After the can cooled, I was able to crack the embossed watering can, ink it with Black Soot Distress Ink, spritz it with water and heat dry.  As the ink dried, it actually sank down into the embossing powder and created a really fabulous chipped/rusted/aged effect.

Even more fun than the first experiment!  Why not give it another test drive?

Embossed Watering Can with Cardstock Coneflowers

This time I started with a piece of pewter embossed specialty paper. First I heat embossed with Patina Oxide Baked Texture.  The finish was pretty, but a little more shiny than what I wanted.  So I sprinkled on more of the Taos Sunset and gave it another coat.  I really like the way this ended up looking like aged copper.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month April 2022 Watering Can Pop Up Vignette Die by Kathy Clement

Watering Can and Coneflowers Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to get acquainted with this wonderful die, learn how to assemble it, and get some ideas for shaping those delightful coneflowers, I hope you will enjoy this Make & Take Tuesday Tutorial on YouTube.

OK…true confession time.  I had so much fun with this die, I ended up making two cards, too.  I’ll be back tomorrow to share those with you!

If you’d like to find out how to subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you can do that HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2021 Blog Hop

Autumn Splendor Hanging Card by Kathy Clement Little Birdie Woodland Stories Really Reasonable Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2021 Blog Hop with Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Stories

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2021 Blog Hop!   You should be coming here filled with inspiration after visiting Ginny’s gorgeous blog. This month we are featuring the glorious Autumn Ribbon Collection.  Fall is my favorite season of the year, and I look forward to this Club Assortment with great anticipation!  You can see why!

A Woodland Stories Walkabout

Having grown up in New England, I have fond memories of leisurely walks in the Autumn woods.  Leaves crunch beneath your feet as scolding squirrels chatter nervously in the branches above your head.  Vibrant leaves flutter in the crisp fall breeze and above it all a crystal blue sky hangs high in the heavens.  It’s an experience not to be missed, I tell you!

I tried to recreate those sensations with this 6″ x 8″ mixed media hanging card.  Here’s how to put it together:

  • First, cut a 6″ x 8″ panel of orange textured paper from Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Stories. Set this piece aside.
  • Next, cut a 5 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ panel of the small floral pattern from the same collection.
  • Top this with a 5″ x 7″ panel of the teal background pattern and a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the bird/floral corner pattern.
  • Now distress the edges of the last 3 layers lightly and paint the edges with white chalk paint.  Then adhere them together.
The Details

Here’s where the ribbon takes center stage!  Wrap the 3 layers with Tornado Blue Taffeta and Autumn Leaves on White Satin Ribbon. There is a slight metallic shimmer to the Autumn Leaves ribbon that really brings this whole piece to  life.

Now  you can adhere the bundled layers to the orange background panel.  Create a bow/flower cluster with Tornado Blue Taffeta, Natural Burlap String and lots of gorgeous Boho Chic flowers from Little Birdie Crafts.  As a finishing touch, tuck in some turquoise and gold feathers.  Then spritz a little hanger (found in my stash) with Copper Mica Spray and attach the hanging card.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win your very own August Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join!  Each month you’ll receive a lovely package of themed ribbons in your mailbox.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year.  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor

Little Birdie Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial

Hello, Friends! This Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial is the perfect way to while away a sultry summer afternoon.  Beautiful flowers, cheery stacked teacups, and cheeky little birds beckon you to slow down the pace.  Stop and smell the flowers.

Mixed media is not my area of expertise.  But I do love to dabble.  There’s something liberating about slapping down paint and gel medium and a bunch of different textured layers.  This 8×8 wall  hanging was pure fun to make.  And, as you will see in the video tutorial below, it comes together very quickly!  That’s always a bonus.  I won’t belabor you with a lot of tips and such in this post.  You can hear me talk about them all in the video.  So we’ll just hit a few highlights and move things along quickly.

Decoupage Paper

The inspiration for this project is the stacked teacups and birdie image.  Little Birdie makes wonderful decoupage paper, and I finally had a chance to play with it.   It’s lovely stuff, and so easy to work with.  As you can see, the colors are rich and the images are wonderful. Each package comes with 2 sheets of 2 different designs.

After distressing layers of Woodland Stories Cardstock, I tore the focal image from the sheet of decoupage paper.  Be sure to ink the edges so that it will blend in nicely with the background.  Then, seal it to the base with gel medium.  Do both sides, front and back for a really good seal.

Although this was my first play with this paper, it won’t be my last.  It’s wonderful stuff!

Mixed Media Details

Here are some quick and easy ways to add mixed media details to a project.

  • Distressed edges add wonderful texture to the edges of cardstock.  Use a distressing tool, or simply run the blade of your scissors along the edge of the paper.  Little tears are even better!
  • Chalk paint is one of my favorite mediums.  You can paint edges, paint metals, spatter on the finished project, or brush on flower petals to add a wonderful shabby feel to your project.
  • Machine stitching adds texture, subtle pattern and helps to frame a piece.
  • Check your spice cabinet!  Mustard seeds and green peppercorns lend an organic feel to the composition.

Little Birdie Metallic Wax adds another layer of distressing to painted metals and resin.  I just rub it on lightly with my finger.  Primed chipboard can be used as is, rubbed with metallic wax, or painted and spritzed with mica sprays.  All these elements work together to make mixed media easy to do!

Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the steps that went into creating this bit of home decor, you watch me play in the video tutorial below.

I hope you enjoyed viewing this project as much as I enjoyed making it!  You can find a linked supply list below this post, just in case you feel the need to shop for some of these paper pretties!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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