Monday, March 5, 2012



One of this month's themes is MIXED MEDIA! My first and one true love! You can use any materials you want, there are no rules and there is no right or wrong way to approach MIXED MEDIA ART!

This set of stacked boxes started out with the paper. Webster's Pages has such pretty, soft and elegant paper collections. This one sings Spring to me.

I adhered the various papers to the sides, top and band of both boxes with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Multi-Medium Matte - I LOVE this stuff - it always bonds the paper to the base without bubbles, tears or smears. It is like MAGIC!

I embellished the boxes with watercolor pencils, markers, ribbon, vintage postcard art reproductions, pearls and rhinestones. I wanted a nest of eggs on top but could not find a nest large enough to fit the top of the box, so I made one out of a grapevine wreath. I painted the lid of the box Chocolate Brown with Americana Paints by DecoArt to match the nest. I painted plain wooden eggs to resemble Robin's eggs with a mixture of Spa Blue and Winter Blue, then speckled and distressed them with watered down Chocolate Brown and Raw Umber. Then glued them inside the wreath. The quote is a Webster's Pages Journaling Card that I embellished with Bloomer Ribbon, pearls and a bow.

Hope you have enjoyed my Spring Inspirated MIXED MEDIA ART!

Please use the DCC navigation on the right sidebar to hop around to the other Designers on our web ring and view the creative projects that they have posted for March.

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Terry Ricioli Designs said...

Lovely use of color!

Melony Bradley said...

As much as I love nests, I really never thought of using a grapevine wreath! Why didn't I think of that. Love your Spring Mixed Media project

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

I love anything with a nest, this is pretty "and" functional!

creativegoddess said...

Very sweet!

Cindy Rippe said...

I agree with Melony. Great idea for using the grapevine wreath as a nest. Love your color combinations. I just tried Claudine Hellmuth's medium too! Lots of Mixed Media Artist love it.