December 14, 2012

Mixed Media Mash Up II

Jill Foster (Inspired By) and I had such a fun time with our first Mixed Media Mash Up challenge that we couldn’t resist teaming up for another installment!
Mixed Media Mash Up II

As before, we selected common elements that would be used by each of us for the challenge.

The elements for this challenge are:
  • A 4 ¼ x 5 ½ canvas or wood base
  • Any stamp from the new 2013 Penny Black Valentine Collection
  • A hand-drawn border


From this side view, you can see that I set up my design on a wood base with a vertical presentation.  Butterfly Symphony was the new Penny Black Valentine stamp selected for the second challenge element.  Coloring with Copics added the intense, vibrant colors.  

I loved working with this size board/canvas as it inspired me to take an idea I might use for a greeting card and translate it into mixed media. 


The design was “mixed” and “mashed” with another Penny Black favorite called Free Flight.  The sentiment combined with the postage made a nice collage element along with some text (beautiful) cut from an old book.


A hand-painted border in black and white adds a transitional framing layer.  Additional layers of stamping, inks and paints add great depth too.  Here you can see glimpses of All Over Pattern, Puzzle Parts and Scroll Script.

I finish my mixed media pieces with a "signature" which is a little "e" hidden somewhere in the design.  

Jill's Sneak Peek

This sneak peek from Jill’s canvas only shows a fraction of the colorful creativity packed into her design!  Click “here” to see the full reveal!

You can also revisit our first installment of Mixed Media Mash Up “here”.

Thank you for visiting,

Copic Markers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Memento Markers, Memento Ink Pads, StazOn Ink Pads, Clear Embossing Powder
Other: Text Paper, Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Mod Podge