Hop into Spring Mixed Media


Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-Main “Hop into Spring” Mixed Media
Created by Sophia Vida

As you know I’ve been having lots of fun with Andrea Gomoll’s YouTube videos. I found one more which was actually for a journal page. But I thought her technique in this video for using photos would make a cool mixed media canvas. The end result is fantastic and you don’t have to be a sketch artist to do it. You can find Andrea’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkayRQg5guA

Enjoy!

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil(s) of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Sharpie Fine Point Pen
– Americana Acrylic Paints: Turquoise Blue, Bright Yellow, Irish Moss, Royal Fuchsia
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Pink Bubblegum, Riptide, Pearl
– Stamps: Butterfly, Script
– White paint
– 10/0 Round Fine Paint Brush
– Black Staz-On Ink
– Flower and Butterfly Ephemera
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pens: Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow
– Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers (set of 4)
– 9″ x 12″ canvas panel
– Gesso
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Cover your canvas with gesso. Once dry add torn pages from a magazine or book and pieces of paper doilies using Mode Podge. Let dry.
  2. Find a photo of a cute bunny and enlarge it so that it measures approximately 5-1/2″ high. Cut it out and set aside.
  3. Paint your canvas with blue, yellow, green and fuchsia paints. Let dry.
    Hop-Into-Spring-Mixed-Media_DSC_0001-Background
  4. Add a thin layer of fiber paste to your canvas using the palette knife. Let dry.
  5. Adhere your bunny to the bottom left of your canvas. Let dry. Then apply a thin coat of gesso over your bunny. Let dry.
  6. Color your bunny with white, gray, pink and blue gelatos. Use your finger to blend the colors. Once you have the desired result, outline your bunny with the sharpie marker. Draw in the eye, nose, whiskers and snout with the marker as well. Add more color with gelatos where necessary.
    Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-Bunny
  7. Adhere the butterfly and flower ephemera using Mod Podge. You can add more color to these pieces with gelatos. Outline them with sharpie and add any detailing. Note: If your ephemera is small you may want to color gelatos on a coated paper plate and then dip your brush in a little water to activate the colors. This will make it easier to apply and blend.
    Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-butterflyephemera     Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-flowerephemera
  8. Apply gelatos dry to your canvas. Adding shading around the bunny, butterfly and flowers. Also add more color to your canvas where needed. Blend with your finger.
  9. Mix small amounts of yellow paint and fiber paste. Apply your stencil using the palette knife to right side of your canvas. Let dry.
    Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-Stencil
  10. Print and cut out a “Hop into Spring” sentiment from your computer using the Harrington font, size 50. Outline the words with your sharpie pen. Color in the centers of the letter with the Gelly Roll pens. Adhere to the center of your canvas with Mod Podge. Let dry.
    Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0032-Butterfly
  11. Randomly stamp your script and butterfly stamps on your canvas.
    Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-ScriptStamp     Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-butterflystamp
  12. Using the fine paintbrush add highlights to the bunny, butterfly and flowers with a little white paint. Let dry.
  13. Add Stickles to the flowers and stencil. Let dry.
  14. Adhere your Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers to the bottom of your canvas with tacky glue.
    Hop-Into-Spring-DSC_0020-MarthaStewartFlowers
  15. Spray your canvas with a pink, blue and pearl Angel Mist. Let dry. Voila! You have a beautiful Mixed Media work of art!

Happy Easter Mixed Media


Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0053.Main “Happy Easter” Mixed Media
Created by Sophia Vida

I found a really fun video on youtube.com by Andrea Gomoll that inspired me to make this mixed media canvas. My version is a little different because in her video she used patterned papers for the background and I used bright colored paints. But for the most part, I used her techniques with a few extra of my own. You can see her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAAWKmMPdZw

Enjoy!

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Sharpie Fine Point Pen
– Americana Acrylic Paints: Turquoise Blue, Bright Yellow, Irish Moss, Royal Fuchsia
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Pink Bubblegum, Riptide, Pearl
– Stamps: Butterfly, Script
– Black Staz-On Ink
– Green Tissue Paper
– Cardstock: K & Company – Sweet Nectar, 4.75″ x 6″ pad or 5 pieces of coordinating cardstock
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pens: Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow
– Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers (set of 4)
– 9″ x 12″ canvas panel
– Gesso
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Cover your canvas with gesso. Once dry, paint your canvas green and blue (it doesn’t have to be neat). Let dry.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0002.Panel
  2. Add torn pieces from a magazine or book using Matte Mod Podge. Cut out a few egg shapes from paper doilies and carefully adhere them with the Mod Podge. Once dry, color in your shapes with watered down paint. Let dry.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0005.Panel2
  3. Add a thin layer of fiber paste to the left and bottom sides of your canvas using the palette knife. Let dry.
  4. Mix small amounts of yellow paint and fiber paste. Apply your stencil using the palette knife to the top and right sides of your canvas. Let dry.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0053.Stencil
  5. Cut out 5 oval shapes for eggs in 5 different coordinating papers. Adhere to your canvas with Mod Podge.
  6. Tear small pieces of green tissue paper and adhere to bottom of canvas under eggs to make a basket.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0012.Panel3-Basket
  7. Apply gelatos dry to your canvas. Adding shading under the basket and around the eggs. Also add more color to your canvas where needed. Blend with your finger.
  8. Print and cut out a “Happy Easter” sentiment from your computer using the Harrington font, size 50. Outline the words with your sharpie pen. Color in the centers of the letter with the Gelly Roll pens. Adhere to the top center of your canvas with Mod Podge. Let dry.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0053.Sentiment
  9. Using your sharpie pen outline your eggs and basket and anything else you want to make stand out.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0053.Eggs
  10. Randomly stamp your script and butterfly stamps on your canvas.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0053.Texture
  11. Highlight your eggs, basket and stencil with assorted Stickles. Let dry.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0053.Basket
  12. Adhere your Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers to the sides of your basket with tacky glue.
    Happy-Easter-Mixed-Media-DSC_0053.Flower
  13. Spray your canvas with a pink, blue and pearl Angel Mist. Let dry. Voila! You have a beautiful Mixed Media work of art!

Cricut Mickey Birthday Card


Cricut Mickey Birthday Card (measures 6″ x 6″)
Created by Sophia Vida

 
– Cricut Cartridge Used: Mickey and Friends
– Cardstock Colors by CoredinationsFoundations.com: Lipstick Pink, Grass Roots Green, Cloudless Blue, Pastel Yellow
– Cardstock by SandyLion Sticker Designs: Mickey Comic Strip
– Basic Cardstock Colors: Black, White, Beige, Maroon Red (you will only need small amounts so scrap paper works great!)
– Great Impressions Happy Birthday Confetti Stamp E528

– Color Box Pigment Ink – Pink #15033
– Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint
– Black Colored Pencil
– Clear Embossing Powder
– 3 Glitter Star Buttons
– Heat Gun
– Foam Squares
– Glue Stick

This card is perfect for the kid in all of us! The colors used in this design are more feminine. You can easily make this into a masculine card by substituting the pink for more Maroon Red or any other coordinating colors to match the comic strip.

  1. Cut a 6″ x 12″ base card from the Lipstick pink cardstock. Then fold in half.
  2. Cut a 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ square from the Mickey Comic Strip. Distress the edges with the Milled Lavender ink. Glue this to the top of your card base from step 1.
  3. Cut two 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ squares from the Grass Roots green cardstock. Distress the edges with Peeled Paint ink.
  4. Cut two 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ squares from the Cloudless blue cardstock. Glue the blue squares on top of the green squares from step 3.
  5. Glue the green/blue squares together diagonally. The outside corners should reach the edge of the Comic Strip on the front of the card. Then glue the squares to the front of your card.
  6. Cut a 2″ x 3-1/4″ rectangle from the Lipstick pink cardstock.
  7. Cut a 1-3/4″ x 3″ rectangle from the Pastel Yellow cardstock.
  8. Cut a 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ rectangle from white cardstock.
  9. Stamp your Happy Birthday sentiment on the white cardstock using the pink pigment ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Remove excess powder and set with heat gun.
  10. Layer your rectangles: Glue the yellow rectangle from step 8 on top of the pink rectangle from step 7. Next glue the Happy Birthday sentiment on top of the yellow rectangle.
  11. Glue the layered rectangle to the front of the card centered on the diagonal green/blue layered squares.
  12. Now you are ready to begin making your cuts with the Cricut. Cut a 3″ <Shift><Mickey3> on Black cardstock.
  13. Cut a 3″ <Layers Face><Mickey3> on Beige cardstock.
  14. Cut a 3″ <Layers Outfit><Mickey3> on Maroon Red cardstock.
  15. Cut a 3″ <Layers Face><Shift><Mickey3> on White cardstock.
  16. Cut a 3″ <Layers Shoes><Mickey3> on Pastel Yellow cardstock.
  17. Cut a 3″ <Layers><Shift><Mickey3> on Pink cardstock.
  18. Assemble your Mickey and glue together. Using a black colored pencil follow the cut line on Mickey’s face for his eye.
  19. Using foam squares adhere Mickey to the bottom left of the front of the card. He will slightly overlap the diagonal squares and stamped sentiment.
  20. Last glue your 3 glitter star buttons to the top left, top right and bottom right corners of your layered rectangle. Voila! You have a fun one of a kind Birthday card!!!

Have lots of fun making this Cricut Mickey Birthday Card!

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