Sunday, November 27, 2016

Three Ways to use Printables in your Mixed Media Projects

Hi...

Happy Sunday!

Today, I will be sharing how to use Printables in your mixed media projects.  I am a huge fan of PaperWhimsy printables.  The images and designs are timeless and they are perfect for all types of mixed media projects.  I hope to show you how to think beyond the page to create your own unique art.

First up is a pair of resin covered wall art pieces.



Using Printable Sheet 062, I adhered a face to the back of Quirky Topper No. 1 and No. 2. with Matte Medium.  Once dry, I applied a thin layer of Amazing Casting Products clear resin.  Once the resin cured, I added my own bit of color with metallic powder.  You can see the highlights in the dress and cheeks.


 To 'encase' each image, I adhered the top and bottom of each Quirky Topper after I painted and aged each piece.  



My second project is a hanging Heart Trio that uses the Printable Sheet 043b.  I used the printable to create an easy, ready to use background.  


Using Amazing Alterables as the backbone to my art, I applied the printable with matte medium, then aged it with crackle paint and embossed stamping.  

  
To fulfill my vintage heart, I added vintage ribbons, lace, leather and findings to each heart.  You can really see the luscious background on each heart in these close-ups.




 To connect each heart, I added large jump rings for hanging.

   
My last project uses PW Printables as a focal feature.  

PaperWhimsy has many window, door, and house shaped printables, so using these as inspiration, I created a house shaped mixed media project.

I applied Printable Sheet 120b to a black wood block, shaped like a house.  I sanded the edges to give it a worn look, then sprayed it with various shades of spray mist for more color.  

   I added several embellishments and findings and adhered the wood house to a scrap piece of rusted metal.  Mixed Media is great for combining all types of mediums, textures, and findings.


Next time you are looking for inspiration in a new project, don't forget to try Printables.  They can really expand your creative possibilities.

  

3 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

very awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing, Love the projects.

CraftyHope said...

These are really lovely! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Yvonne said...

These are SO gorgeous! Cool idea, thank you for sharing!

3 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

very awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing, Love the projects.

CraftyHope said...

These are really lovely! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Yvonne said...

These are SO gorgeous! Cool idea, thank you for sharing!