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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  15. Spray your canvas with a pink, blue and pearl Angel Mist. Let dry. Voila! You have a beautiful Mixed Media work of art!

Spring Mixed Media


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 “Spring” Mixed Media
Created by Sophia Vida

Last week I told you about a fun video on youtube.com by Andrea Gomoll that inspired me to make my Happy Easter Mixed Media Canvas. I had so much fun with that one I decided to make another one that had the same color palette. I found another video by Andrea where she creates a spring canvas using the same techniques as in her last one. Again, my version is a little different from Andrea’s but if you want to see her video you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d25yEzCXlgA

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, green cardstock, small tag
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pens: Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow
– 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 yellow, pink and blue (it doesn’t have to be neat). Before the paint dried I sprayed the canvas with a good amount of water and let the colors run a bit. Let dry.
    Spring_Mixed_Media_DSC_0022-background
  2. Add torn pieces from a magazine or book using Matte Mod Podge. Cut out a few shapes from paper doilies and carefully adhere them with the Mod Podge. Once dry, color in your shapes with watered down paint. Let dry.
    Spring_Mixed_Media_DSC_0029-Background2
  3. Add small patches of fiber paste in a thin layer to 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 left of your canvas. Let dry.
    Spring_Mixed_Media_DSC_0021-Stencil
  5. Cut out 5 tulip shapes in 5 different coordinating papers.  Cut out leaves and stems from green cardstock. Adhere to your canvas with Mod Podge.
  6. Tear small pieces of green tissue paper and adhere to bottom of canvas covering the flower stems with Mod Podge.
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  7. Apply dry gelatos to your canvas. Adding shading under the basket and around the flowers. Also add more color to your canvas where needed. Blend with your finger.
  8. Print and cut out a “Spring” sentiment from your computer using the Harrington font, size 50. Color in the centers of the letter with the Gelly Roll pens. Adhere to your tag.  Adhere the tag to the top right corner of your canvas with Mod Podge. Let dry.
    Spring_Mixed_Media_DSC_0021-Spring
  9. Using your sharpie pen outline your flowers, leaves, basket, tag and anything else you want to make stand out.
    Spring_Mixed_Media_DSC_0021-Tulips
  10. Randomly stamp your script and butterfly stamps on your canvas.
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  11. Highlight your flowers, basket, tag and stencil with assorted Stickles. Let dry.
    Spring_Mixed_Media_DSC_0021-SingleTulip
  12. 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.
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  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!

Happy Chick Easter Card


Happy Chick Easter Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

For this Quick & Easy Card you will need:

– Pre-made 4.75″ x 6.5″ white card & envelope
– Cardstock: White, Textured Lavender, Fuchsia, Floral Print by K&C Company
– 6″ coordinating satin ribbon
– Stardust Stickles
– Inkadinkado Stamp 97957

– Great Impressions Stamp C362

– Staz On Black Ink
– Colored Pencils: Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple
– Jelly Roll Pen: Purple Star
– Glue Stick
– Glue Dots
– Foam Squares
– Deckle Scissors

  1. Cut a 6.5″ x 2.5″ rectangle from the floral cardstock.
  2. Cut a 6.5″ x 2.25″ rectangle from the lavender cardstock.
  3. Cut a 4″ x 3.25″ rectangle from the pink cardstock. 
  4. Cut a 4″ x 3.25″ rectangle from the white cardstock.
  5. Stamp the Inkadinkadoo Chick stamp on the bottom center of the white rectangle from step 4. Next stamp the Great Impressions Easter sentiment above the Chick stamp.
  6. Using your deckle scissors, cut a decorative border around your stamped images.
  7. Using the colored pencils, color your stamped image. Next trace over the Easter sentiment with the Purple Star Jelly Roll Pen.
  8. Accent the Chick stamp with the Stardust Stickles. Let dry. 
  9. Turn the pre-made white card so it opens from the bottom. Then glue the floral cardstock you cut in step 1 across the top half of the card. It should be flush with the top and side edges.
  10. Glue the lavender cardstock from step 2 across the bottom half of the card. This should also be flush with the bottom and side edges and should not overlap the floral cardstock.
  11. Cut a 6″ piece of satin ribbon. Using the glue dots adhere the ribbon across the floral and lavender seam on the card.
  12. Using the glue stick, adhere the stamped image to the front of the pink cardstock you cut in step 3.
  13. Using the foam squares, adhere the pink rectangle and stamped image to the center of the card. Voila! You have a beautiful springtime Easter Card.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this quick and easy Happy Chick Easter Card!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com

Happy Easter Decoration


Happy Easter!
(created by Sophia Vida)

Jump into Spring with this easy and fun Easter project. With bunnies, flowers and more!!!

For this project you will need:

– 3.75″ x 3.75″ thick border wood frame
– Foam Easter decorations
– 2-3/4″ Square pre-made wooden Happy Easter Sentiment
– 1-1/2″ wide wired ribbon
– White butterfly ribbon
– White pom-pom ribbon
– Back of bunny stamp (found this in the $1 section of the craft store)
– 4″ square aqua blue cardstock
– Acrylic Paint: Yellow and White
– Dark brown water based marker
– Staz-On Stone Gray Ink
– Stickles: Stardust and Cotton Candy (Pink)
– 3.75″ Square Aqua Blue Cardstock
– Aleenes Tacky Glue
– 3/4″ Flat Paint Brush
– Spotter Brush
– 2 Plastic Coated Paper Plates
– Paper Towels
– Container with clean water to rinse the brushes
– Fine Grit Sandpaper

  1. Remove the center cardboard from the frame. Cut a 3.75″ square from the aqua blue cardstock to cover this piece entirely. Glue onto the cardboard.
  2. Put glue on the back of your wooden Easter sentiment and adhere to the middle of the aqua cardboard from step 1. Hold it in place on the frame to make sure you have good placement. Remove again and set aside. Let dry. 
  3. Sand any rough edges on the frame and wipe off any dust with a paper towel.
  4. Semi mix equal amounts of white and yellow paint on the paper plate. Using the 3/4″ flat brush paint your frame (front and sides). By not fully blending the two colors and leaving the paint a little swirly, you will have light and dark variations in your paint. Let dry.
  5. If you like you can lightly sand the edges and sides of your frame for a distressed look. Wipe off any dust with a paper towel.
  6. Ink you bunny stamp with the Staz On ink and stamp a bunny image slightly offset on the left bottom corner. Repeat for the right bottom corner. Let dry.
  7. Add a small amount of white paint to the paper plate and paint the bunnies using the spotter brush. If you go over the stamped lines you can fill them in later with a permanent fine tip black marker.
  8. Color a small spot on the paper plate with a dark brown marker. Dip your spotter brush in the water and pick up a small amount of the dark brown ink. Add a little shading to the ears, head and body. Let dry.
  9. Cut a white pom-pom and glue one on the stamped bunny image for the tail. Repeat for the second bunny.
  10. Add your foam Easter stickers to the bottom and sides of the frame.      
  11. Cut 2 butterflies from your ribbon and glue them to the left and right middle side of your frame. Cut 2 more butterflies and glue them to the left and right top side of the frame.
  12. Add startdust stickles to the wings of the butterflies. Add cotton candy stickles to the body of the butterflies. Let dry.
  13. Make your bow with your 1-3/4 ribbon. Glue to the top center of your frame. I prefer wired ribbon for this type of project because you can easily shape your bow.
  14. Insert your Easter sentiment back into the frame.  Voila! You have a beautiful Easter decoration!

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Happy Easter Decoration!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com