4 Tips for Amazing Mixed Media Results
I try my very best to get a scrapbook layout of my children on each of their birthdays sharing something special about them as they turn a year older. I looked back at my son’s 3rd birthday layout and loved how I kept the page monochromatic with white, silver, and clear embellishments. I thought it would be fun to do the same for his sister’s 3rd birthday page!
The fun part about creating a monochromatic page is that it is easier to pick a color and look for embellishments within that color family! Sometimes figuring out what to use on a page takes even more time than making it! Sticking to a color scheme makes things a whole lot easier. Let me show you 4 tips to get this layered mixed media look!
This entire page can be recreated in any color scheme! I chose white but you can do the same technique in your favorite color combo!
Start with Metallic Texture Paste – White is my favorite right now but you can use any of the colors Heidi has to go with your own color combo. I placed the paste with a stencil in three areas on the paper.
Add 3 punched circles with rhinestones – Add bling in textured places on the page. I used the Color Magic Circles to punch from. If you don’t have paper punches, just use these circles as they are!
Grab envelopes, papers, Color Magic Doilies, die cuts, and paper clips from the Embellishment Kits and layer – Pile the papers and doilies and glue them on top of each other. Place the photo on top with adhesive. Then paper clip the edge. I added a Color Magic Number to the top of that with a title from the Embellishment Kit. To help the number and diecuts get lift off the page, use foam adhesive squares.
Add your title and journaling – Use stickers to add your title. Then, make sure you add your story! The story is key to remembering what is important to you now.
Each of these pieces can be purchased as is or sprayed with Color Shine to change it’s color to match your color scheme. I love the fun we can have with these mixed media products! You can find this supply list at your local Michaels Store!
Supplies: Heidi Swapp Metallic Texture Paste, Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule Embellishment Kit, Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Glitter Stickers, Color Magic Jumbo Numbers, Color Magic Circles, Color Magic Doilies, Clear Rhinestones, and American Crafts Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam