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Just Breathe… Mixed Media Mini Art

After making our art projects, we are all left with some bits and bobs that we carefully put away in hope to use them up in another project. We have them stored away awaiting the ‘lucky day’ when they finally see the daylight and feel the touch of paint or glue and become a part of something ‘bigger and better’. 
Our Black&White papers from Canvas Corp are just perfect for that – they are versatile enough to fit into any kind of project you have on hand – colour them with your favourite Tattered Angels mists and you will have the colour scheme of your dreams.
Linda Israel, our Crew member, shares with us today how she used up her scraps of CC papers to create this fun Mini Art piece.

‘Using a few bits and stamps, a Mini Mixed Media Art was made – Just Breathe, You Got This. There has been a little package of chipboard frames on my desk for a while now. I had an idea to see if I could make my own little canvas to put on an easel. I wanted to use up items I had on hand and save some money. This project was so fun to make.’ – explains Linda.

Materials used:
Canvas Corp Brands papers scrap – Life Newsprint and Just Breathe You Got This
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Cranberry Zing, Party Pink, True Turquoise, Turquoise Blue
Brutus Monroe Ink – Rouge & Aubergine
embossing Ink
Stamp – Botanical Background
Butterfly Specimens Stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps,
Chipboard frame and paper flowers from Recollections,
Die cut from Tim Holtz – Sizzix,
Tulip Glitter fabric paint,
scrap of cardboard

Tools used:
Paper Cutter
Heat tool
Glue Gun
Corner Rounder Crop a Dial
acrylic block

Linda shares with us some tips on the process:

  • Begin with selected a chipboard frame from the package of Recollections. Then cut a piece of cardboard just slightly larger than the frame. Die cut a swirl from the Tim Holtz Sizzix die. Paint these three pieces with white or off white acrylic paint (sometimes I use gesso, It all depends on what you have and like). These were set aside to dry.
  • Take the large scrap piece Live Laugh Love and stamp the Botanical Background stamp from Brutus Monroe with clear embossing ink. Set with clear embossing powder. Spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Cranberry Zing, Party Pink, True Turquoise, Turquoise Blue.
  • Take the scrap of the “just breathe you got this” trim down. Mount on scraps of black cardstock. Arrange on the background making sure to leave room for the frame, adhear. Use the Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and go around the edge of the piece.
  • Trim the background paper to fit the cardboard, adhear with favorite glue. Stamp the Butterfly Specimens Stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps in Clear Embossing Ink from Brutus Monroe. Set with black embossing powder. Make sure to not over heat as this will melt the first layer of embossing. Use the Brutus Monroe Chalk Ink Rouge to go around the outside edge of this piece.
  • Select a few of the paper flowers from Recollections and place in a box. I use a spray box so that my bits don’t fly around and it keeps the overspray off of my work table. Spray groups of the flowers: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Cranberry Zing, Party Pink, True Turquoise. Set these aside to dry.
  • Spray the frame with Party Pink Glimmer Mist. Ink Botanical Background with Detail Ink – Raven. Making sure that the frame is dry (I didn’t wait for it to dry in my video, lesson learned) stamp on the frame. Go around the frame with Brutus Monroe Ink Rouge & Aubergine. Spray with Cranberry Zing again. Use the Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and go around the edge of the piece.
  • Place the swirl chipboard piece in spray box spray with True Turquoise, Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mists. Dry with heat tool or allow to air dry.
  • Time to adhere the chipboard frame on cardboard piece. Adhere the swirl, making sure that the phrase is readable. Glue the flowers in a pleasing manner. Finally, add Tulip Glitter paint in the centers of the flowers and a little on the swirl for added glitz.

‘I liked the idea of limiting myself to such a small piece as it kept me from dragging everything out. Now, I know that using supplies I have on hand, I can make beautiful mini works of art.’ – says Linda.
What do you think? It’s fun turning the off-cuts and long forgotten embellishments into something new and so colourful!

To see more of Linda’s work, visit her Instagram.

Happy crafting!!!


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'Just Breathe… Mixed Media Mini Art' has 1 comment

  1. March 21, 2017 @ 12:42 pm Linda Israel

    I’m so glad that this piece was shared on the blog today. I really do think we need to look at our bits and scraps left over from projects. These usually already match things we have so why not use those to make yet another piece of beautiful art. Thanks for sharing my project.


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