I love to push my messy side on mixed media and love when inspiration hits!
Here's my take on Mix It Up Monday at Paper Issues.
I was scrolling Instagram in December and saw this amazing Christmas tree done with green ribbon by Audrey Yeager.
She mentioned her YouTube process video and ribbon cut file.
I had the snowy tree pics which honestly is a favorite part of winter in MN.
I love seeing the trees heavy with fresh snow!
I was super excited to use all of these fun trees, snowflakes, and Brr papers/blue-green paper from Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa.
Lots of pics below to show the process: Using the tree cut file- added gesso above it. Added acrylic paint in layers using packaging plastic. Then I dried it before adding the white ribbon. Weaved the ribbon through the holes. (I should've watched her video again. I made mine really full with ribbon as it was hard to know when to stop!!
I threaded through all of the ribbon. I added the splatters of three colors of green mist. I decided the tree looked too messy with the excess green paint on the perimeter, so I added the hand stitching with white thread.
It was so much fun to dig through all of my Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection kit for this. I completely love this collection and really didn't get a chance to use much of it yet!
Also, how cute is that B &W mini flair from Feed Your Craft?! I love it for my date!Snow and Cocoa chipboard.
I hope you are inspired to try something new! It is the perfect time to stashbust your ribbon, mixed media supplies, or collections of paper you haven't cut into yet!