Friday, 16 August 2013

Mixed Media Layout 12"X12" with tutorial

Dear Friends and Crafters

There are times when one creates such a product that he/she may also be surprised at his own creation. Leonardo da Vinci if did not pick up his brush one day and decided that he would create “Mona Lisa”… he just let his creativity flow and what came out was a masterpiece that even today we get mesmerized by seeing it. The feeling of satisfaction of creating something which you feel is a reflection of nearly your best, is indeed immense. I am nowhere in comparison with such legends but I am having the same feeling today as I present to you my latest creation “The Moonlight” – a photoframe using mix media, which I consider is my best work till date.Here's the pix...

Here's the tutorial
For this frame, I first applied “Gesso” acrylic color on a chip board to prepare base for my working


 Then I pasted some laces using Mod Podge and heating tool.

Then I used some TCW (the crafters workshop) templates with “Liquites Light Modelling Paste” color to create shapes (honey comb, butterfly) on the base itself. This is important since later when I would use color sprays these bases would come out vibrantly giving a total different look to the creation, Without these undulations in base, the base will look flat.

Then I used flowers, trinkets etc, to define the boundaries of the place where the photo would be placed. Since these flowers would be painted and repainted subsequently, you may not use your best flowers here.

After making your desired combination of the flowers and trinkets in the created base, apply a uniform layer of “Gesso” on it. This would make all things blend together and create a base on which colors may be applied to give any sort of look.

Then I used color sprays (Lindys Stamp Gang) of various hues to get a “moonlight” look to the frame – white but still resplending the orange and golden hue of the sun.

I hope you would also like the creation as much as I loved creating it.
And Please give your value-able comments below

Happy Crafting!!!!!

Products used
Prima Trinkets


  1. Beautiful colours and great textures!

  2. This is gorgeous! Lovely colours and texture. TFS

  3. Wow! This is beautiful. I'm not familiar with Liquitex Light Modeling Paste. Does anything else work the same?

  4. thank you Faye...Modeling Paste is also known as Gel Medium else u can use gesso also

  5. Gorgeous indeed!!!. It is a masterpiece .