Sunday, 18 June 2017

Tutorial by Leslie


Acrylic Dream Chase 

Flip Cup Acrylic Pour on Mini Ceramic Tiles


Summer and hot weather have finally arrived, and with it a palette of tropical colors like ocean aquas and the sweet shades of dreamsicles! So with these summer-lovin' colors in mind, I have created Acrylic Dream Chase, a small mixed media canvas with a twist - Acrylic Poured Mini Tiles! 

True acrylic pouring artists achieve spectacular results from professional grade acrylic paints and pouring mediums, 100% liquid treadmill lubricant and a torch. I would like to show you how I made a budget friendly acrylic pour using supplies from the hardware store and craft store acrylic paint. 

Before I share the video below, here is a quick explanation of my project process. I began by using a stencil and modeling paste to apply a tile design to the canvas. Wanting to keep the background simple and dark to accent the colorful acrylic poured tiles, I applied only a coat of black gesso and metallic black paint followed by dry brushing gold on the raised areas. 

I embellished the wood butterfly with a twisted wire body and antennae before gessoing and painting the vibrant colors. More gold dry brush was added, followed by a sparkle varnish. The 'Chase Your Dreams' phrase was painted in the same colors. I painted some decorative excelsior with more gold paint and attached it to the back of the butterfly. 

The final step was to add all my pieces to the canvas. I used a heavy gel medium to make sure the ceramic tiles would attach firmly.

And now for my video on flip cup acrylic pouring. I hope you try it sometime, it is a lot of fun!

Leslie




Wednesday, 14 June 2017

MMW Winners & Fab3 (Feb, March, April, May)

Hi! We would like to thank all our players for your support of our 22th, 23th, 24th and 25th Challenges. 
 There were so many fantastic entries it was hard to pick but eventually we made our decision and choose our Winners and top three in no particular order...

Our February Winner (from MMW#22) is:

@nastyalena #canvas #mixedmedia

CONGRATULATIONS AnastasiaElena, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk
Thank you for playing with us!


And the Fab 3 are...




CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

Our March Winner (from MMW#23) is:

4. Creations by Nora

CONGRATULATIONS Nora, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk 
Thank you for playing with us!

And the Fab 3 are...






CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

Our April Winner (from MMW#24) is:



CONGRATULATIONS Jennie, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk
Thank you for playing with us!
CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

Our May Winner (from MMW#25) is:



CONGRATULATIONS Heidi, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk
Thank you for playing with us!

And the Fab 3 are...






CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER AND TOP FABS! 
YOU'VE DONE AN AWESOME JOB! 
You all have created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and Top Pick honors! 

You still have time to play in our 

MMW#26: Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge

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Hugs,
The Mixed Media World Girls


Monday, 12 June 2017

MMW#26: Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hi Everyone! 

We're back with a new challenge and this time we're leaving it completely up to you offering you to create anything you like. No rules, no theme this month, only your very own imagination. Maybe you have seen a project recently that inspired you and you are itching to create your very own version. Or maybe you would like to try a new technique, new product you bought recently and want to show it off. Whatever you make, ensure it is a mixed media project for your chance to win a prize: 

£15 voucher to online shop Wild Orchid Crafts 
WILD ORCHID CRAFTS


Talking about winning and prizes... There will be one HUGE post with winners from the past few months on 14th June so make sure you stop by! Life got better of me lately and when I asked for more help with the blog the amazing girls from the team agreed to step in and help with posting. Can I just say.. they are an amazing bunch and this blog wouldn't be the same without them. So firstly, a big thank you to the team for being so AWESOME! You will hear from them directly a bit more from now on so you have more to look forward to. 

There will be a tutorial from Leslie this month as well so stay tuned! 

It seems that Georgie is also finding it a bit tough right now and has decided that it is time to move on. Today we are saying goodbye to her. I'd like to say a BIG thank you to this special lady. She has been my friend for a long time and her work has always been a great inspiration to me. I will miss you, Gee! Lots of love xxx 

Now, without a further ado, please see the amazing inspiration from the fabulous DT Ladies below: 

I decided to make a tag for my calendar. I really hope that June will be as bright, sunny as my tag.




I have made a canvas(8x8 in) "Flight of consciousness" using my new alcohol inks




Leslie
Summer and hot weather have finally arrived, and with it a palette of tropical colors like ocean aquas and sweet shades of dreamsicles! So with these summer-lovin' colors in mind, I have a fun mixed media canvas with a twist - Acrylic Poured Mini Tiles!




Maria
This time I´ve made a big sunny statement brooch out of different textiles and decorated it with spray-inks, alcohol inks and crystal topping. The rose is made of polymer clay and then altered with alcohol inks and toppings.




Ola
Recently I began to like Steampunk, so I've decided to create a mixed media tag in Steampunk style. To create a background I added few chipboard pieces and texture paste. After drying, I've added all my embellishments and colored all components with Lindy's mists and Art Alchemy metallique paints. The final touch was to highlight everything with white Gesso.




Torsa
This month our theme is Anything Goes and I have created an art journal  with my handmade stencil of Bob Marley !! I have created the background with Lindy's Magical shakers and sea salt !! It creates an awesome texture on watercolor paper !! Then I have used heavy body metallic acrylic to created the image using sponge !!




Virag




Thank you, DT Ladies, for all your help and for the amazing contribution once again this month! 

I hope you are feeling inspired. I certainly am! We shall look forward to seeing your wonderful creations again this month. Thank you for entering our challenge and for your support! All the best, 

Ingrid and the fabulous Design Team. xxx



Monday, 22 May 2017

Video Tutorial by Irena Stefanova

Hello and welcome to all mixed media enthusiasts!

Irena Stefanova is here with you today!

I hope you love playing with fabrics, because today I'm going to decorate an album cover, using some of them in this project. I chose to work with gauze, lace, polyester organza, jeans and lining fabrics.

I also have used pieces of corrugated wood, that I found on the beach, scrapbook paper, clear and white gesso, texture paste, crackle paint, Distress Oxide inks, rope, micro beads, pearls and chipboard pieces to decorate my Album cover.

Please scroll down for the full video tutorial,that I have made for you to follow the creative process.





Here's the video. Enjoy!




I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! 

Have fun exploring the mixed media world! There are 20 more days to join our May challenge Anything goes with thе moodboard



We also have a FB Group that you can join HERE

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs and love to all!

Irena


Sunday, 14 May 2017

MMW#25: Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist (Moodboard)

Hello! 

Welcome back to our challenge blog! We start our May challenge with a fun moodboard prepared by Irena and although this twist of ours is totally optional, it would be great to see you being creative and interpret it in one way or another. 

Before we get to the fabulous inspiration for this challenge, I'd like to thank to those who entered the last challenge. All of your creations are wonderful! 

Our Moodboard: 

Prize: £15 voucher from Wild Orchid Crafts

Georgie
image to follow

Inna
I made a mix media tag. I used a butterfly, jeans, blue and brown colors from the mood board.
I finally founded an application for my son's old jeans))))





I decided to decorate an album cover and make a coordinated card.
I love playing with fabrics and I am here to show you how I have used some of them in this project. I was inspire by the all colors and images from the Moodboard.
I have been testing a range of different fabrics including gauze, lace, polyester organza, jeans and linien fabrics. I have used texture pastes plus stencils, and a few other bits and pieces to decorate this album cover.





Are you ready for some fun in the sun? I know I am, so I was happy to see the beautiful mood board for the May challenge. Sand and surf, sunshine and denim, this mood board will inspire you slip into your summer cutoffs and grab a tube of Cerulean Blue!
My memories of the ocean come to me in waves of sound, so I decided to create a piece called "Beach Music' using a palette of blues and tans.





Maria
I created an eclectic greeting card with mixed media background. It is inspired by the images of jeans with butterfly and the jute roll. The text chipboard "Palju õnne" means "Congratulations" in Estonian and I tried to color it in accordance to the beautiful shades of blue from our spiritful May moodboard.




Ola
This mood-board is so inspiring! So many pieces that I really love! So I decided to create a canvas using all those elements. On my canvas you'll find denim pocket, cord, twigs and some kind of butterfly :)




Torsa
Here is my project to match with beautiful sea theme -" Life is wonderful at beach " !! I love the serenity , sunshine , sand and salty water !! Just perfect for spending vacation !! Can't wait for that ..




I used the blue and brown colours from the mood board. This is my favourite colour combination therefore it wasn't hard to create a layout for our May challenge. The butterfly and the natural look and feel was so inspiring. I used one of my brand new paper sets that fitted perfectly to the theme. 
I hope you like the romantic result





WOW! Amazing as always, Ladies! I don't know about you, but I am totally feeling inspired to rip up those jeans and have a go myself! I hope you have a go at this month's challenge. We shall look forward to seeing your fabulous designs. Plenty of time to enter too so enjoy your creative time and we'll be back soon to announce the winners of the last challenge! 

Stay creative! 

Ingrid and the fabulous MMW DT! xxx