Do You Love Working With Mixed Media? This Fun Project Is for You!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Simon Says Stamp and Bluprint instructor Shari Carroll.

Looking for a fun DIY project to try? This one is great and can easily be made seasonal if you so choose. It also makes a great gift — and we can all use more gift ideas, right?

Mixed Media Project by Shari CarrollCreative Paper Mixed Media

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Learn to make the #LifeIsGood mixed media project with this step-by-step tutorial

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 1

What you’ll need:

It’s a good idea to “dry fit” what you’re laying out first, which means to lay out everything you want to put on your wood plank or canvas without glue first to avoid a mess if you want to move products around to get the layout you desire.

Step 1:

For this project, we’re starting with a Mix The Media Wood Plank from Jillibean Soup, but you could use a small canvas, burlap or another surface as your background. Let your creativity run free!

 Mixed Media Tutorial Step 2

Step 2:

Clip two decorative clothespins onto a chalkboard-style Prima Artist Trading Card.

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 3

Step 3:

Use a paintbrush to add gel matte medium to the backs of decorative clothespin clips; affix in place.

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 4

Step 4:

Die cut papers using the Simon Say Stamp Leaves. Affix them in place on the plank using the gel medium below and to the left of the ATC and above to the right for balance.

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 5

Step 5:

Add typewriter key numbers over the leaves, affixing in place with gel medium.

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 6

Step 6:

Add Prima flowers to the plank, mixing sizes; affix with gel medium.

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 7

Step 7:

Stamp “#lifeisgood” onto patterned paper, then trim and cut the end in a banner shape. Slide the strip under the left clothespin.

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 8

Step 8:

Die cut a heart shape frame from pattern paper and add it to the ATC with a small amount of tape runner adhesive.

Mixed Media Tutorial Step 9

Step 9:

Finish the piece with three wood dot embellishments.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this mixed media project and it gives you an idea of something to perhaps make as a gift or a gift to yourself!

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