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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mixed media gift box with Handmade Flowers

Hello crafters...
Its super summer time ... And what best the time can be utilized in, other than crafting at home with AC on... ;)  :)  .... Today I will be sharing with you is a super hot technique that mostly crafters are following these days.. Yess.. its Mixed media...
Well I am going to discuss few very simple and easy to perform steps to attain a mixed media look in your projects.. Though mixed media in itself is a world of techniques, but by just performing the following 5-6 steps u get that look...  Here I am in the making of a gift box or a chocolate box made of cardboard..

First step is to apply GESSO generously on the box..
Then  spray colors with any colorant Inks of your choice.. you may go for alchohol Inks, distress inks or the ones I have chosen for my project ie Ranger dylusions inks..  Use water for merging inks...
Our Mini Mister  at Color conceptions online store does wonders when it comes to spraying water...



Next step is to take your favorite Stencils and Modelling paste.. Here I have used Crafter's Workshop templates Bricks, Art is definition... 
You may use a heat gun to dry fast... 




Next Step is to decide embellishments to use , and no mixed media project is complete without more n more textures.. So you may use cheese cloth, corrugated sheets, burlap pieces, Laces etc at places...
Embellish with Flowers, Leaves, Charms , laces ,etc...



And Tadaaa... Here's the finished project... I just love the colors.. these pastels are so soothing for our eyes in this bright summers... Don't forget to apply a very thin damp- dry coat of brush over all flowers and embellishments, eventually.. to give it a distinctive look... 



Well this is not all... 
All the roses are handmade..   And below is a video tutorial on how I made these beauties..
Die cut Sizzix Tattered Floral medium size 5 flowers.. 



Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial, I enjoyed making it.... 
Thanks for stopping by, do share your love n comments..
Now get inspired and join in in our current month challenge - Anything but Card



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