Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Key to My Heart Mixed Media

Hello! And welcome back to our 2nd challenge to Splashy Mix Challenges! I'm Jeanie Ellis, also known as Scrapbookingmamw! Below is our very lovely and romantic moodboard for this month's challenge. Plus, some great prizes to be given away!

Now on to Our Prizes:

(as voted by our DT)


(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 1000 Value prize from Die Cuts and More

3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

One DT favourite will receive Goodie bag from Letzcraft Store and will be our Guest Designer the following month 

1 Random Winner
(chosen by Random.org)

One Random winner from Indian Participants will get a goodie bag from Creative Minds

Now on to my project for this month's challenge. I made a process video so you could see how I made my project I titled "Key to My Heart". I know that it's past Valentine's Day, but we still call it the Love Month, right? Here it is:

Here's a summary of the process, step by step:
Step 1: Prepare surfaces by adding Gesso.

Step 2: Brush on your base coat (I used FolkArt Metallic Garnet Red)

Step 3: Begin adding layers. I used different types of pastes and metallic acrylic paint by Prima Art Alchemy. (Listed in video)

Step 4: Stencil, using Textured Paste. Use heat gun to dry

Step 5: I started using various mist sprays to add color, drying in between coats

Step 6: Add glitter paste in various areas

Step 7: I then took my lace heart and used the same base color as the key 

Step 8: While the heart finished drying, I then took my "LOVE" and painted it a purple base coat (a little later you'll see I also painted around the edge, which can be done in this step too).

Step 9: Back to the heart- I added different layers of embossing powders, ending with a holographic powder to give it more shine and depth.

Step 10: I then took my "XOXO" and pressed it into my VersaMark and sprinkled gold embossing powder on top of it. 

Step 11: I added clear embossing powder onto my heart. The reason I do these in the order I did, is to give each piece a little extra "setting time". 

Step 12: I took my LOVE and added red geranium and then holographic embossing powders. With the last layer of embossing powder, and while still warm, I sprinkled mountain ice glitter and pressed lightly

Step 13: I wasn't happy with the key, so I went back to it and added more embossing powders and glitter paste. I took a DecoColor paint pen (gold) around the side of the key and heart, plus on the top edge of the key.

Step 14: Glue it all together, and it's done! 

Here are photos of the finished project:

Thanks for stopping in! I hope that this will give you inspiration to try something and join in on the challenge!


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