Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mixed Media - Sin City Stamps Design Team Blog - All Grown Up

Mixed Media - All Grown Up

I've been putting of using this image for a long time.  Here's a family photo of my daughter on her 8th grade graduation.    It was a very emotion night..  I couldn't believe she was heading to High School.  My son graduations this year - I think last year it hit me that I was almost done with Middle School…  Rough Day…  Hope you enjoy the process.

I started out with a 8x8 Canvas I purchase from Michael's

And Use Liquitex Black Gesso

Once Dried (Helped along with a heat gun)  I pulled out my Dylusions Stencil "Bubbles Large" And Light Modeling Paste

Then I ripped up some Book Text - and pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Antique Linen"- and distress tool.   (I hate the knob on them so I pulled it out)

I then also added to the edge Time Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap And added with with Golden Gel Medium to the canvas

I used some more of the Light Molding Paste with Tim Holtz Bubble THS002
And started ripped up some paper for the background - I used Fancy Pants Design "Trend Setter" 6x6 paper pad - and a sheet from American Crafts Darling Dear Paper Pad 6x6  - I also distressed the edges with the Ranger Tool  & Started added some washi Tape.

I pulled out my #1 favorite stamp from Sin City Stamps from the Plate of Rubber - Classic Spark 
I used Color Box Mix'd media Ink - Jasmine

I used Time Holtz Distress Stain - Antique Bronze Around the Edges.

Alphabet Stencils - and Did a quick small spray with Dylusions Grushed Grape Ink Spray

Then distressed my photo - but first I used another new favorite from Sin city Stamps By Pam Bray - View master Die Cuts

I wanted it to add some shimmer - so what do you pull out.  Huh?? Let me think…

#1 - Lindy Stamp Gang - Moon Shadow Mist - Treasure Island Turquoise
Glimmer Embossing Power 
Heat set..

(Hint…   So the embossing powder doesn't go everywhere since I'm dumping it into the Lindy Stamp Gang… I heat from the bottom - once it starts to melt you can bring the heat tool to the top.  Just be careful not to make it too close to the canvas.

So I wanted to add flowers (of course) - so pulled a bunch - below is what that pile looked like...

Started to add flowers..  
Prima Flowers - Allure Aurora
Recollections Small White Flower #267920

Then I added The Prima - Junkyard Finders - Vintage Trinkets - Typo Zipper

Still adding more flowers…   I sprayed a few with the same Lindy stamp Gang Spray.
I also used Recolllection Floral Embellishments "Purple" with the Black Glitter Brad
It was too white of me.

Since I love these 2… And my eldest (hard to get him in a photo)
I pulled out these Studio Catico - Wood Veneer - Hearts and pulled a few out.

 I added some of the Tim Holtz Distress Paint that I put around the canvas. 
now I still wasn't happy

I pulled out my Silks - Carmen (the red) and Silver Bells and painted the Hearts.

I then pulled out my Twinkling H20's  Yellow - #26351

Now it was too yellow (LOL)….  

So what to do…  Of course go to the grunge… And  I used my black ink and just touched the flowers up… and on the hearts…   I loved how it came out now…  Here's some photos.

Some close ups.

What was funny… is that I didn't realize it but I pulled the purple from her dress… and the yellow from my son's shirt.  and the red from my camera strap into the photo…  Funny how your mind works when your just creating.

Good shot of the View Finder Die Cut..  I just love it.

I very much hope that you enjoyed the step by step…   I'm really excited to get started on my next post.   A product that we were given to used is from Composi-Mold.. And of course It's freaking me out.  But we have to use it this month -   So that's what I'm attempting to work with next.   I will be making a video with it as well - because I'm sure I'll screw it up - but in the end it will work out LOL…   Please check out the other posts on the blog… The artists on here are amazing..  Please visit my blog as well.


  1. Beautiful canvas, Lisa. Your subconscious was telling you what colors to use, whether you realized it or not, until the end. How funny our creative process is. TFS


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