Hi all! Nicole here. I have a fun mixed media layout to share with you today. I'm going to share how easy it is to create a mixed media layout using a few acrylic paints and pretty paper from A.B. Studios/May Day! I love A.B. Studio's papers because you can get the look of a mixed media layout without having to do too much work!
To begin, I cut two of the patterned papers to measure 8 1/2x11 and 7 1/2x10 then matted the smaller cut to the center of the layout. Then I matted my photo with a scrap piece of patterned paper.
I used the Drop Dead Gorgeous acrylic paint from the Add-on Kit/Bliss/Bad Girls Couture to paint across the layout. I wanted to break up the reds and pinks a bit. And I love blue...so.... I thought it would be perfect for the layout.
Next, I used a marker to color the chipboard piece. I ended up not using the turquoise. I colored another piece of chipboard using a purple marker.
I had several swaps of patterned fabric that I thought would look pretty cool on this layout. Once I was satisfied with the placement of the fabric, I used fabric glue to mount them across the layout.
I used the Chipboard pieces from Studio Forty as photo corners for the layout and then tucked one beneath the photo. The die cut and flowers were from my stash. And the butterfly veneer was painted using the X-rated acrylic paint!
I created a tag using a scrap piece of patterned paper and added the polka dot ribbon. Love the chick feel of this layout. It's totally fun and I had so much fun creating this piece.
To complete the layout, I added a little bit of journaling within the circle at the bottom. What do you think? Click here to buy some beautiful papers and paint to get started on your next mixed media project. I can't wait to see what you share in the Clique Group on Facebook!