Monday, March 25, 2013

A Poppy Gift Bag with Gesso

It's another mixed media projecIt. This one was for the Mix-ability challenge on SCS from the other week. The challenge was to use newspaper and gesso. I made a pretty panel to add to the front of a kraft gift bag. 

 I tore up some strips of SU's First Edition designer paper and adhered them to a piece of cardstock. I then gave it a light coating of white Gesso.  I am not so good at patiently waiting for things to dry with mixed media, so I went ahead and used my heat gun to dry it. I have read that you need to be careful with this, since gesso can burn easily if it's heated too much. 

I added some Distressed Diamond stamps for some texture. I stamped them with MFT Kraft ink. I then made a pretty patch of grassy leaves with the stems and leaves from the Pretty Poppies stamp set. I used more MFT ink in Sour Apple and Jellybean Green. I touched the edges of my panel with some Broken China Distress Paint. 

Then I created a 3-d flower with the Poppy Builder Die-namics. The Electric Red card stock is so rich and yummy! I did the center with Black Licorice cs and a touch of Rock Candy Distress glitter.  i got out my Glue Gun and added my Poppy to the panel with it. I also used the glue gun to adhere my finished panel to the stamped gift bag. 

I decided to accent the bag a little bit more by stamping a larger harlequin print from the Distressed Diamonds stamp set, but this time in Black Licorice ink. Then I brushed on some random strips of Picket Fences Crackle Paint. 

One final detail was a tiny, Decorative Circle Die-namics, layered with a Circle Stax 1 Die and i turned them into a sweet tiny tag. I added more of the same stamps and tied it on with a Electric Red Grosgrain Bow and black twine. 

Thanks so much stopping by today.  I am having a lot of fun playing with these mixed media projects. I am excited to start THIS class next week. Christy Thomlinson is my Mixed Media idol. I just LOVE everything she does. Will you join me??

You will also begin to see more mixed media projects, more regularly here on my blog. So stay tuned and share with your friends. 

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