Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Corner Scraps blog!
This week I have a mixed media canvas I made using both the March Mixed Media and Scrapbooking Kits from Tres Jolie Kit Club. The coordination between the micas and the papers was phenomenal! How could I resist using them together?!
I grabbed up a 9” x 12” canvas panel from my stash and started cutting and gluing and embossing! Check out my video to see it all come together.
Don’t be afraid to use your scissors! Chipboard, flowers, paper…nothing is immune from being cut, altered, and put back together! This project wasn’t too difficult, most of the time spent on it was spent drying or waiting for it to dry.
We have a new mood board challenge for the month. The rules are as follows:
- You can create any type of project for the challenge.
- You MUST say what you were inspired by.
- You MUST include the twist in your design: OLD WORLD ELEGANCE.
- We would love to see you USE AT LEAST ONE of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
- It MUST be a new project.
Isn’t the mood board this month just beautiful?
Place your entries in the March 2022 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on March 31st 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).
Now, some close-ups of the different parts of my canvas:
Here are some images of the mix of embossing powders I made-this month’s Ultrafine Gold, April 2021’s Patina Bronzed Copper, and my Ranger Triple Thick from my stash-put on in two layers, then “cooked” many, many times to (purposely) create some roughness and knock down some shine.
In addition to embossing my chipboard, I added embossing to most of the paper pieces, including the background paper, to give some extra texture and interest to the canvas.
I used the lightest rose mica powder, mixed with the Liquid Color Fluid Medium and watered down, on my background paper. I also used the darkest rose mica, the (I think) next to lightest rose, and both green micas as paints to really make the background flowers and leaves pop as seen in the video.
This main cluster is the biggest reason I am going to wait a week to give my canvas the coat of Triple Thick Clear Glaze. There are so many layers and “globs” of gel mediums and lots of water, and more gel medium! I don’t want moisture getting stuck behind the glaze! I have so many layers of paper and liquid matte medium I don’t know if the moisture would make it out through the back! Better safe than soggy and foggy!!
I didn’t set out to use these beads, I was just digging through my stash when I cam across the piece of costume jewelry and the bags of pearl beads. I don’t even know where everything came from, but I thought it was fortunate that I had those dusty rose colored beads to match the papers and micas! (I forgot to mention it in the video, but I used E6000 on the necklace.)
The Burnt Sienna Liquid Acrylic from last month’s Mixed Media Kit is the perfect color to add some shadowy and vintage effects. Don’t forget, if you decide to use a heat gun to “play” with your pink Prima flowers, they start curling up quickly!
Thank you for joining me here in my corner. I hope you enjoyed this mixed media canvas project gave you some ideas of what you can do with this month’s Mixed Media and Scrapbooking Kits and inspiration for this month’s mood board!
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Corner Scraps can be found at the following places:
*Gary M. Burlin Co. Embossing Powder “Patina Bronzed Copper”; Ranger Extra Thick Embossing Powder, Big Emboss It Ink Pad, Emboss It Dauber, Emboss It Refill, Heat-It Tool; Finnabair 3D Matte Gel, *Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna” Paint; Liquitex Matte Acrylic Medium, Matte Gel; 9×12 Canvas Panel; Fabri-Tac; Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze; pearl beads; E6000