Today it is all about mixed media at Paper Issues for a new Mix It Up Monday with Dona! This month she is challenging us to keep it mainly a gray, black, and white LO with a pop of color.
I focused on using some of my Elle's Studio Tis the Season items for this layout.
Here's the quick process I did for this mixed media LO:
I started out by applying clear gesso on my white cardstock. I dry it immediately with my heat gun to minimize warping.
Next, I applied layers of silver mist from Mr. Huey's and black ColorShine mixed with water for the packaging technique.
Then, I added splatters of gray and white watered-down, acrylic paint. I added splatters of paint on my black cardstock before I cut it into circles.
I stamped my title using the fun Malia alphabet stamps from Elle's Studio. I cut the Elle's Studio Countdown paper into smaller circles to break up the red and black.
Elle's Studio has such cute acrylic pieces to go along with their collections. I loved this good cheer piece and how it worked so well to be part of my title.
I used some flair from Feed Your Craft. I love the black and white love sentiments!
The stitched silver metallic thread stars were fun to sprinkle throughout. The metallic thread is always a struggle to work with, but I love the results!
I covered up the big green Starbucks logo on the larger cup circle. It ended up being too distracting! Elle's Studio Countdown paper to the rescue!!
I hope you find some time this holiday season to include some of the details of your December into your projects! Upcycle a red cup, napkin, ticket stub, business card, receipt, etc... It is fun to see these items on your projects to compare and reflect back on in a few years!
Get messy and don't forget to stock up with all the fun supplies at Paper Issues.