Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mixed Media Wall Hanging

There's another challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week!  This week, our optional twist is to create a Teacher/Educator gift or card. 

The sponsor that I am working with today is All Dressed Up Stamps.

We were given this adorable "Little Bookworm" stamp to work with today.  I decided to try a lot of FIRSTS with this project.  This is my first stamp that I've done on a laser printer (LOVE btw!).  This is also the first stamp I've done on a different paper.  Normally I just use a white cardstock, but I have watched an artist on Youtube, for some time now, who loves to use ivory cardstock on "people" images.  So, I had to try that.  And while it's a very subtle tone variation, I LOVED the way it made the skin tones so much easier and smoother.  I will definitely be keeping that in my bag of tricks!

I'm also trying out a few techniques I've picked up - from watching tons of mixed media Youtube videos - for the first time on this project.

And speaking of videos, this is the first video I've made for a 613 Avenue Create project!  It is a bit long (10 minutes), but if you're interested in how this project went from a piece of chipboard to the finished wall hanging, it is all in the video!

Be sure to stop on by 613 Avenue Create, and join in the challenge this week!

Products Used: 
Medium Weight Chipboard
ProArt Gesso
Liquitex Medium Matte Gel
Bella Blvd. Star Student Papers: "Daily Details" and "Chemistry"
Webster's Dictionary
Stencil (from Walmart - unknown brand)
Golden Modeling Paste
Crafter's Workshop Dots and Circles Stencil
Shimmerz Dazzlerz "Foiled Again"
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Buttons from my stash
Iamroses flowers
Plaster Butterflies made from Mod Melts molds
Homemade mists in Coral Pink, Deep Aqua, and Peach
Shimmerz Vibez color sprays in "Jeni B Bleu" and "Hot Fudge"
Recollections Spray in Silver
Pearls from my stash
All Dressed Up Stamps "Little Bookworm"
Ribbon and Lace from my stash



  1. Gosh...that was wonderful to watch Sara and the end result is just stunning..beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Fabulous wall hanging love the cute image(great tip about the ivory cardstock) love the lace and embellishments
    Carol x

  3. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  4. Your wall hanging is Gorgeous.
    I pick things up from you tube too. I like to see for real how to do things rather than reading x

    hugs sally x

  5. such a lovely project and great coloring!
    Thanks for playing along in the Design Team Showcase.


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