Hello Clique International friends! Today it's Giorgia here to keep you company!
Did you know that in Clique shop there is an entire section dedicated to explore and learn new techniques where you can find a lot of amazing kits to have fun with something new, like quilling, gel printing, mixed media, junk journals...?
Some time ago Nicole shared this post that encouraged me to try something new and really out of my comfort zone... so, I grabbed the EXPLORE & LEARN SERIES| DINA WAKLEY KIT and made one of my first ever mixed media mini album!
For the cover I recycled an old fabric that I altered with Dina's scribble crayons, which are water soluble crayons. I love to use fabric for my mini album covers!
I fussy cut some images from TandiArt paper pack and added some die-cuts.
Then I used the white gloss spray in the kit here and there to add some sparkle.
I added ribbons and lace to the ring, fussy cut some cute drawings from TandiArt paper pack and glued to the lace.
In the Dina Wakley kit you will also find the collage paper book, that is a whole book made of amazing papers with prints of her artwork. These papers are just perfect to be used in this kind of projects: you only need to tear or cut them and glue them down.
I combined them with old books papers and illustrations from a TandiArt paper pack: I think they really work well together!
Machine stitching helps to create visual interest and texture.
You can add some colors here and there (in the kit you will also find Dina's scribble crayons--which are water soluble crayons), you can play with stencils and stamps, experiment and go with the flow of your imagination!
I was always afraid to try mixed media, but once I started this book I immediately was hooked with the fun!
This mini album is an art journal but it's also a proper mini, with pictures of my family: I combined the fun of mixed media with my passion for memory keeping.
So, in the left side of the mini I added pictures of my family, keeping the design really simple because Dina's papers used for the background really capture the eye and I didn't want to cover them so much.
On the right pages I played with papers, colors, stencils, modeling paste and stamps, I added fussy cut images and die-cuts, faceted gems, recycled lace, sequins... you can really use a lot of things on mixed media projects!
With Dina's crayons you can also color ribbon or lace, as you can see here: I find that this is an interesting way to give your project continuity.
I used these kits from the shop:Here there are some other supplies you could try If you want to make a mixed media mini: