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Volume 2

CREATIVE

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IDEAS MIXING

• PAINT • ART MEDIUMS • METALLICS • FIBERS & MORE! Gesso with paint and ink on canvas! P.130

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WHIMSICAL COLLAGE

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CREATIVE FUN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Mixer KNOW THE COMPONENTS AND HOW TO MIX THEM... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Modeling Mediums MASTER THE ART OF MODELING MEDIUM TECHNIQUES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Color Me Happy DELIGHTFUL IDEAS FOR BRINGING MIXED MEDIA COLOR TO YOUR LAYOUTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Fabric Fanatic SOFTEN THINGS UP USING FIBERS AND TEXTILES... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Mad for Metallic MAKE YOUR LAYOUT SHINE USING TRENDY GOLDS, SILVERS, AND BRONZES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Photo by Amy Mallory

Around the House RAID YOUR HOUSE FOR FOUND ITEMS TO USE IN YOUR MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT... . . . . . . . . . 89

Collage Whimsy ADD TEXTURE AND WHIMSY TO YOUR LAYOUTS WITH THE ART OF COLLAGE.. . . . . . . . . . . . 105

ON THE COVER Begins by Ronda Palazzari. Photo by Amy Mallory. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil Basics Paper; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard: American Crafts; Linen heart, pins, spray ink, and trim: Maya Road; Button: October Afternoon; Gesso: Ranger Industries; Acrylic paint and matte medium: Liquitex; Fabric: United Notions; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Adhesive: 3M and Helmar; Other: Embroidery floss, pen and thread.

Photo Tricks: Transfers TRANSFER PHOTOS TO UNIQUE SURFACES FOR A COOL EFFECT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Mixed Media Album COMBINE ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES INTO ONE ALBUM.. . . . . . 126 10-MINUTE TRICKS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

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MODELING Add interesting texture effects to your layouts. Modeling mediums are an essential part of a mixed media scrapbooker’s supply stash. Gels, pastes, clay, resin, enamels, and adhesives are just some of the modeling mediums you can use on your scrapbook layouts to create unique artistic elements. With modeling mediums you can create textures, depth, and finishes that are sure to amaze. You can use these mediums individually or in various combinations. And the best part? Modeling mediums work with tools and supplies you may already have and can fit any scrapbooking style.

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Hello Fall by Betsy Veldman. Supplies: Patterned paper: BasicGrey and Pink Paislee; Clay: Polyform Products; Dies and stamps: Papertrey Ink; Die cut, stickers, and tab: Pink Paislee; Other: Adhesive and ink.

Clay for Capturing Nature Use clay to create nature-inspired embellishments like these beautiful flowers by Betsy Veldman. Try using cookie cutters and cake decorating supplies on rolled out clay to create page accents fit for any occasion.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN CLAY EMBELLISHMENT

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Roll out clay.

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Press in die and remove excess clay.

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Stamp on clay shape with matching stamp. Bake on baking sheet following package directions.

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COLOR

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Delightful ideas for bringing mixed media color to your layouts. Think back to when you were a kid; a blank, white wall and a fresh box of crayons were all you needed. Now, with a little mixed media, you can have that thrill again! Discover the joy of combining a variety of color mediums, from ink pads to alcohol inks to chalk, with your photos and memories. In this colorful feature you’ll find new techniques to try on all your layouts, and with a variety of levels there is something for everyone.

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Fall Trip by Gretchen McElveen. Supplies: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd and DCWV Inc.; Ink: Clearsnap; Layered and striped stones: Queen & Co.; Stickers: Bella Blvd, Fancy Pants Designs, and Little Yellow Bicycle; Buttons: Bella Blvd; Brads: BasicGrey; Rhinestones: Little Yellow Bicycle; Pen: Creative Memories; Adhesive: Creative Memories and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Dye Inkpads for Quick Accents To create simple accents that pack a punch, look no further than your favorite stamping inkpads. A small “cat’s eye” dye inkpad can help you quickly create a fanciful flower! And don’t forget to grab a handful of textured accents to embellish the flower’s center.

HOW TO CREATE STAMP INKPAD FLOWERS

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Press inkpad to cardstock, creating a “cat’s eye” shape. Repeat to complete flower.

Trace flower’s edges using black pen. Cut out flower.

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Adhere buttons or rhinestones to center of flower accent.

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FABRIC fanatic Soften things up using fibers and textiles.

Mixed media isn’t just about combining traditional mediums, like modeling and color, it also means combining arts, like scrapbooking and sewing. Next time you’re at the craft store, swing into the fabric section and discover the amazing possibilities in terms of patterns, colors, and textures. No matter your sewing skill level—from none at all to pro—this chapter will show you both simple and complex ways to add fibers and textiles to your layouts. Now all you need to do is keep calm and get your fabric on.

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Big Lake Bi L k Lovin’ L i ’ by b Cindy C d Tobey. T b Supplies: S li Cardstock: C d k Bazzill B ll Basics B P Paper; Patterned P d paper and d stamp: American A Craft C fts; Canvas: C Canvas C Corp; C Hemp: H Darice; D Spray ink: Studio Calico and Tsukineko; Pigment sticks: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft; Markers: American Crafts and Newell Rubbermaid; Chipboard and tags: Studio Calico; Decorative tape: Freckled Fawn; Rhinestones: Creative Memories; Adhesive: American Crafts and Helmar; Other: Sequins and tissue paper.

DESIGN TIP:

Create Custom Canvas Accents

Make waves using dark blue tissue paper, white tissue paper with spray ink splatters, and sequins for the bubbles.

Just keep swimming and add natural fiber elements to your layout for texture that you just can’t achieve using paper or cardstock. Cut out unique accents, like fish for a summer swim or a snowman for a more wintery day.

HOW TO CREATE CUSTOM CANVAS ACCENTS

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Cut out fish from canvas. Color with pigment sticks and blend color with a wet paintbrush. Allow to dry.

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Add outline and face using fine tip permanent marker.

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Glue colored hemp and sequins to fish.

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METALLIC Make your mixed media layout shine. The metallic trend has walked off the runways right onto your layout. From gold to silver to bronze, the metallic wave in mixed media is everything from subtle and shimmery to bold and beaming. And now we are giving you all the tips and techniques you need to feel confident using these on-trend colors on your projects. From embossing powder to glitter to tin foil, this chapter is full of ways to turn your mixed media layout into a metallic beauty that really shines.

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Sweet Baby by Ashley Harris. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Carta Bella Paper; Sequins: Darice; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Ribbon: May Arts; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Pen.

Use Sequins for Instant Sparkle If you're just starting your mixed media journey there are some simple ways to make your layout look like a metallic pro with just a few products. Purchase some premade metallic shapes with negative space (glitter chipboard works great). Add a simple touch of sparkle, like Ashley Harris did using sequins, glitter, or even a metallic pen.

For a no-muss, no-fuss alternative to glitter, try using sequins. Adhere sequins to your layout and then machine stitch them for extra reinforcement. Purchase sequin ribbon for an even faster metallic embellishment or layout border.

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Use items found in your house for a mixed media look. You may not need to run to the store next time mixed media strikes your fancy. Normal household objects can be transformed into mixed media scrapbook supplies that add unique finishing touches to your pages. In this chapter we’ll show you how to raid the kitchen, garage, home office, or your handy junk drawer for household items that take on new life on a scrapbook page. Check out these fun and innovative ways to use straws, tools, your sewing box, and so much more.

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M h ll Marshmallow M Mash hU Up b by Ashley A hl Horton. H S Supplies: li C Cardstock: d k Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, and Pink Paislee; Acrylic paint: Plaid Enterprises and Synta; Spray ink: Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico; Flag: Elle’s Studio; Buttons and stitched hearts: Michaels; Chipboard: Heidi Swapp; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Paper straw: Aardvark Straws; Punch: Anna Griffin; Stickers: American Crafts; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Decorative tape: Love My Tapes; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Fonts: Fitzgerald and Pacifico; Adhesive: Michaels, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and Zig; Other: Aluminum foil and paper towel roll.

Everyday Household Supplies Make Delightful Accents The kitchen is your mixed media heaven when it comes to finding household-turned-scrapbooking supplies. Look for everyday items like cupcake liners, toothpicks, and plastic wrap that can be used to create accents. Use empty paper towel rolls and bottle caps to stamp circles on a layout or use aluminum foil to add glitz to your die-cut shapes.

CREATE CIRCLE STAMPS ON YOUR LAYOUTS USING THE FOLLOWING EQUATION:

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COLLAGE whimsy Add texture, color, and whimsy to your layouts with collage. Do you love collage, patterned paper, art mediums, color, and found items? Then the playful world of mixed media collage is a must for you. This artistic expression will kindle your creativity, spark your personality and tell your story at the same time. A fusion of artistic backgrounds, imaginative layering, subtle texture, and childlike shapes are some of the ways whimsical collaging can help express your inner artist. So push aside your inhibitions and get messy with us, as our designers show you how easy it is to master this look.

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Right Here Right Now by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Supplies: Patterned paper: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Lily Bee Design, October Afternoon, and Studio Calico; Decorative tape: 7gypsies; Tag: Avery; Rhinestone: Kaisercraft; Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop; Stamps: Clearsnap, Hero Arts, and Inkadinkado; Ink: Ranger Industries; Acrylic paint: Dick Blick and Liquitex; Other: Thread, typewriter, watercolor paper, and waxed paper.

TIP: For the perfect "mess" allow each successive layer time to dry to the touch.

Collage Layering Master the art of successful collage by pairing multiple layers of paper with stencil work. The trick is in the layering. Start by applying ink you’ve thinned with water on top of a multilayer paper base, which allows the paper designs to show through and enhances the texture of your design. Add texture to your layout using paint and a variety of stencils. Finish your collage using bright white and yellow stamped images, which establish strong visual contrast against the busy, stenciled background and connect page elements.

HOW TO PAINT A LAYERED TAG

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