Friday, August 16, 2013

Mixed Media Inspiration kit from the Flying Unicorn

The Flying Unicorn Mixed Media Inspiration kit is full of things to get your creativity going!  For this first project, I chose one of the heavy duty 6x6 chipboard pieces in the kit and covered it with canvas that was also included in the kit.  Before adhering the canvas to the chipboard, I used the rubbing plates and black chalk that are included in the kit to rub an impression on the canvas.  Then I glued the canvas to the chipboard. There's a fun grungy stamp from Kaisercraft in the kit which I stamped with black in on my background.  Then I used some black molding paste from my stash and masked on mini paint lids (TCW, from my stash).  I must admit, most of that masking got covered up by the additional layers that went on this piece.  They I started misting with various Lindy's mists from my stash.  Next I decided to fold a fringed piece of canvas and make a top and bottom "border" for the piece.  I inked and stamped the fringed canvas in a similar fashion as the 3 x 3 piece and glued it to my chipboard.  Then there's a wide strip of mesh ribbon in the kit that I place over top everything.  At this point I decided the piece was starting to come together.  I had been thinking it would look good in the trash can up to this point, LOL!!  I used yet another mask, TCW mini vines. Because the surface is so uneven, the masking is less than perfect but I'm ok with this look.  I left the mask in place and used chalk ink to color and some Lindy's Gator Gumbo Olive mist. 

Now I love this project so its time to embellish!  I cut out the three word tags from the kraft sheet in the kit and popped them up on the canvas with foam squares.  I added the white flowers from the August KOM, the berries and tiny roses are from my stash and the leaves are Martha Stewart punches.  For finishing touches, I used Distress black soot ink around the edges and rubbed on some white chalk here and there.

LOL I bet you guessed who did this one!  I've had that oval poodle decoration forever and finally I found something to do with it!
For this piece, I again started with one of the 6x6 chipboard pieces and painted it with white gesso.  Then I started adding mists, the Fireworks mist from the kit, and Lindy's from my stash.  After that dried I used the rock wall stamp in the kit to stamp over the misting.  Then I got out a foam stamp from a couple kits ago and stamped on some paint circles.  I dripped a little red Ayeeda ink on for good measure!
Then I adhered the poodle art and embellished with the Petaloo vines and flowers in the kit.  I tucked little pieces of the mesh netting into the floral clusters and dabbled white painte over all.  This is going in the poodle's grooming room!

The August Mid Month Muse mixed media inspiration kit is now available at the Flying Unicorn.  I hope you'll check it out. 

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. love that backgrounds-gorgeous colours and texture!


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