Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mixed Media with Nathalie

Hey there!

Nathalie with you today with a new feature in the CTK blog, "Mixed Media".  What can i say?!  I love creating pretty messes for my pages, so when this new post became available in the schedule, i jumped at the opportunity.  Now what can be better than getting messy, you may ask!?!... well the mess is just a background to the beautiful papers and embellishments of this month's Savannah main and embellishment kits.

For this page, i created actually a very simple background.  In this case, i  had an idea on the layout of the page, so i used  a bit of black ink (distress ink and distress oxides stamping pads to be exact) to create the background.

I simply stamped the ink pad on some plastic and/or and acrylic block, and added some water to diluted, and then added to the page to create the background.   Along the way I added a few splatters of the ink to the background to just add to the messy look of it.

While the ink dried, I wanted to create a fun layout for this picture of some of my family after Easter dinner, so the idea of adding lots of color came to mind, and the wheels were the best way to add fun and dimension to the page.  For these i used papers from the main and Patterned Paper play  SAVANNAH kits  (love the vellum look!) , and then used the Pinkfresh Studio wooden buttons as the center of the pinnwheels.

Once the background dried, i added a  bit of texture and detail to it by running some white Whipped Spackle through a star stencil to the background.

Next I glued all the pin wheels along the vertical line of the page, and snuck the title in between the pinkwheels.  Then just added the picture (in a inverted T formation) to the background, and added a large cluster of ephemera so that it would balance the page.  A bit of journal and some stamped images complete the page.

Love how this turned out, and it was  so fun to get messy!  The colors in the papers from this month's Savannah kits are perfect to bring cheeriness to a page.   Here is a more in depth look at how this page was created:

 I hope you are inspired to add a bit of mixed media to your pages!  Especially if you are using the fun colors and details of this month's SAVANNAH kits.  If you have questions on how this came together, do not hesitate to contact me!

Take care!,