Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Inspiration is Key - Mixed Media **Die~Namites & Xyron & Big Red Stamps & CCB**

While at a scrap retreat about 3 weeks ago some lovely lady brought these fun gunky keys from Michaels to give out.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to create an altered mixed media piece with it.  I brought the key home and dug into my box of alterable items (boxes, frames, canvases, etc) and came across this frame that my neighbor gave me, which I thought it looks funky as colors go, but I like the depth and feel of the frame.  I took the glass out of the frame and started to play!!

I love to get my hands grungy and dig into the world of mixed media.  There is no right or wrong to this, you just keep adding layers and layers of textures, bits, bobs, and colors and you end up with a really cool neat piece of art.  Most of the items in the box are found items from my garage, left over bits of embellishment packages, flowers, charms, etc.  There is no limit to what you can use in these projects.  Below is a step by step tutorial on how I made this piece.

Here are some of the amazing products I used on this project.
Large Fauna

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Here are some up close shots of the sides and interior of the project.

Don't be afraid to step in and get messy!!

Supplies Used
Frame - Michaels
Key - Michaels
Found Items
Mediums - 13 Arts & Prima
Beads/Glass - Prima
Ink - Prima
Flowers - Petaloo
Heat Gun - Uchida 



  1. Wow Wow Wow this is awesome all that texture and colour Hugs Sandra x

  2. This is so amazing! Thank you for sharing your talent! I can't wait to try this myself.

  3. Love, Love, Love! I love the colors and the textures. Thank you for sharing. Pat Hauge

  4. This is so gorgeous, love all the yummy layers and colors! Awesome, so happy you shared this amazing piece!~kim

  5. Holy cow! Amazing techniques & colors! I am betting you just dive right into projects. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for sharing.

  6. Gorgeous piece! I bought quite a few of these keys too with the idea of doing something similar to your project! Hope mine will be as nice as how yours turned out! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh how fabulous this creation
    is! Love all the colors and items
    for all the layers!
    Carla from Utah

  8. WOW... that is amazing. There's so much detail I can look at it for hours and see something new each time

  9. Amazing project, so artfully arranged. Thanks for sharing the processed, I didn't know to use stamps on modeling paste.

  10. Love the texture and colors and general "feel" of the project. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  11. It is such a cool frame and I love that it is a repurposed item. I always love to see people recycle. Fabulous job.

  12. I absolutely love this project! The layered textures, mist/inks and paints. Also the beads/glass, stickers,dies and especially the stamps! I can't wait to try this, use my imagination and get really messyπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  13. This is one of my favorite projects. Thank you for sharing and giving me inspiration and directions 😊


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