Mixed Media Butterfly

Mixed Media Butterfly.

Its great to work on different shapes for scrapbooking, i love to mix it up a bit.

another Dt project for Thompsons craft supplies.

for this project i used…..

woodouts butterfly mdf blank

13arts papers end of summer

hobbilicious mdf feathers and leaves

hobbilicious hobbles

finnabair art alchemy wax firebird

finnabair art alchemy sparks acrylic paint phoenix feather

from my stash i used black gesso, 3d medium.

to start with i covered my butterfly with one of the papers and using some sand paper i distressed the edges.

next i gently edged it with some black ink

i mounted my photo onto black card

then i painted my mdf feathers and leaves with black gesso

i fussy cut some of the designs from the paper pack .

then i layered them all on without gluing to decide on my design, i took a photo to remind me of where i wanted everything and then removed it all.

i gradually started to build it all up using 3d gel medium as my glue for my mdf pieces and 3d foam pads with the medium to stick down my paper pieces, the 4d foam pads also adds height to the pieces so you have a lovely 3d finish.

i then mixed together some 3d gel with the hobbles and added round the butterfly edge and across the leaves and feather.

when it was all dry i added some wax to my hobbles edging and the black gesso’d feather and leaves, not completely covering, still allowing the black to dominate.

lastly i splattered with somewatered down black gesso and some watered down sparks paint.

Mixed Media Clipboard

The First of my October Dt projects for Thompsnscraftsupplies.oh my how i love this paper set from 13arts, its right up my street, i love autumn and the colours on this set are so strong and lush, it was so easy to create with.

for this project i used13arts end of summer papers13arts summer days rice paperhobbilicious mdf leavesthompson craft supplies mixed flower collectionsfinnabair mettalic wax firebird
and from my stash i used some small wooden letters,an A5 clipboard.
firstly icut my rice paper to fit under and round the top clip and then using 3d gel i glued it on by painting the gel onto the board then painting over the rice paper when in place.
i then used a piece of the paper pad and cut out a piece to fit at the bottom as a pocket, i cut it to shape but fussy cut along the top of the pocket and attacked it by using a strong double sided tape.
i cut out two pieces from the papers to use as mymenu sheets and added the title which i had coloured with the wax. you could use it for whatever you want it doesnt have to be a menu board , it could be a letter holder.
i distressed round the edge of the main board and then waxed all around.i cleared gesso’d the top clip and waxed that too.
i lightly waxed my mdf leaves and then did an arrangement with them and my mixed flowers

Mixed Media Purple Heart: Grace

This week I have created this mixed media purple heart using items from my September Design Team Kit.

I didn’t plan  for it to be a dark purple heart with a slight gothic/steampunk vibe – but that’s what I ended up with! With mixed media I often end up with something different to what I initially planned; I figure it out as I go!

To see how it all came together, you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/hzaUylR42PM               

Products used that you can find in store are (click on each to be taken to that item):

AB Studio Never-Never Land

Fabrika Decoru Metallic Paint Iris

Prima Clear/Transparent Gesso

AB Flower Chipboard ID-181

Dress My Craft A3 Rice Paper

MDF Heart (2)

Flower Mixes

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Eggplant

Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves

Tim Holtz Transparent Wings


Grace ❤

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DT Kasia’s latest pieces

Here is a look at  some of the latest beautiful creations from DT Kasia and a link to some of the products used.


Don’t forget to visits Kasia’s page where a lot of these projects are demoed live for you:



Magic Paints:








Wood Slices:


Sparks paints:




Chipboard Quote:


Rice Paper:







Oxide Sprays:


Junk Journal Kit:




Color Glows:


Paper Set:


Chipboard Stickers:


Flower Mixes:


Gloss Sprays:


Chipboard Door:


Color Glows:


Wax Pastes:



Mixed Media Heart Hanger

Mixed Media Heart Hanger

My August DT kit From Thompsons craft supplies
A wooden heart hanger for my base, i think it was from The Works
from my kit i used……
pentart cracking paste primer and paste
Colour glow Ruby
Tim Holtz ideaology Words
from my stash…..white and black gesso, ribbon, metal embellishments, leaves and flowers by finnabair, silver wax
firstly i painted the heart with white gesso and dried it,
i added some of the color glow ruby, activated with water and painted on,
 i then glued on the acitate using gel medium and cut round to fit the heart.
i added the crackling paste, firstly the primer then the paste and dried with my heat gun to crackle.
i then splattered with the colour glow activated with water and gently added some of the ruby to the crackle.
i also splattered with some watered down black gesso and gently blackened the edges of the heart.
i painted all my embellishments with black gesso and layered them until i was happy then attached them with gel medium.
i lastly added some silver wax and added my title.


Shabby Chic Project with Day by Day – Grace

This week I just felt like creating some beautiful mixed media art on some packaging (I used the packaging from a large Finnabair stencil) with Mintay’s Day by Day papers.


To see how it came about – including re-covering up some stuff with black gesso mid way through the project because I was unhappy with it! – you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/Af1tr3bsiEA               

Products used that you can find in store are:

Mintay Day by Day Papers

Mintay 12×12 Chipboard Stickers

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Fabrika Dekoru Black Gesso

Fabrika Decor Airy Mousse Peach

Distress Oxide Spun Sugar

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Clippings Stickers

Grace ❤

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Faux Embroidery Hoop – Aly

Hi there everyone, today I have created a Faux Embroidery Hoop, in the event that I didnt have a spare one,
I am going to show you how to improvise.
Enjoy the video below that will show you step by step how I made it.

The Versailles Altered Window Frame – Grace

This week, still working with AB Studio’s The Versailles, I’ve created this altered piece, using royal blue and gold colour scheme.

To see how it was made, you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/ujkxbmBDr5s               

Products used from the store are:

AB Studio The Versailles

MDF Window

Finnabair Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylic Ultramarine

Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Wax Old Denim

Tim Holtz Quote Chips ‘Theories’

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Finnabair/Prima Wax Old White

AB Studio Crafter’s Bundle 2

Art Stones

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Night

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White


Grace ❤

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Wooden Organiser – Mixed Media  

Wooden Organiser – Mixed Media

i have had this waiting around to be prettied for quite a few years. After doing the box in these papers, i decided this was the range to do this in too.
another of my DT projects for July for Thompsonscraftsupplies
it is quite a large piece and holds 12 x 12. Therefore, it is great for holding my latest collection as i am working through them, so it is now a permanent fixture on my desk.
for this i used the
13 arts color glow tanzanite
pentart wax purple
AB studio stencil ID 94
AB studio papers diva
Dina Wakley paints heather and fuschia
from my stash i also used a white gesso and a heavy paste.
i completely covered my piece with the white gesso and let it dry.
Then i sponged over that with the heather and the fuchsia  paints.
After I added some of the tanzanite here and there and activated it with water and dried.
Next was the papers. I fussy cut and used gel medium to glue them on all over the piece. Even the half flowers from the edge of the papers were good as i had a lot of straight edges to place them.
i then coloured my heavy paste with a drop of the fuchsia paint and used this with my stencil, just overlapping the papers in places and filling the gaps in between my papers.
when this was dry i added some more of the color glow tanzanite powder and activated with water and moved the colours around, i then dried it with my heat gun. Lastly, i used my pentart wax to bring out more of the texture from the stencil paste.

Beauty in Bloom Altered Hexagon – Grace

This week Ive created a mixed media piece on a wooden hexagon sent to me in my latest DT kit, using Mintay’s Beauty in Bloom.

This project was one I changed my mind about LOADS during the process of making it – at one point I disliked it so much I was about to turn the hexagon over and start all over again, but I did one simple thing that rescued the whole piece for me. You can watch the whole process on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/LIAOjtI27TI               


Products Used:

Mintay Beauty in Bloom

AB Studio Transparent Foil/Acetate

Prima Flowers

MDF Hexagon

Wax Paste Rose Gold

Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint Carnation

Shabby Velour Berry

Fabrika Dekoru Chalk Spray Pink

Distress Oxide Spray Victorian Velvet

Distress Oxide Bundled Sage

Mintay Flora Book

Grace ❤

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