Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mixed Media Gifting

Hey, Flock!  Genie here, and I'm starting to think about making Christmas gifts for my friends and family.  I probably should have started months ago, but I guess I'm just not that prepared.  ;)
If I can bear to part with it, this mixed media wood block will go to one of my aunts.  I come from a very crafty family, and we have quite a few talented sewists.  This idea has been bouncing around in my skull for a while, and the lovely colors in the Webster's Pages Spring Garden collection that came in my Flamingo Scraps Combination Warehouse Box were just what I needed to bring it to life.  A complete list of products used will follow.
I started with a 12x12 wood block and haphazardly placed a few pieces of an old pattern on it with Mod Podge (when I use a pattern up, or lose pieces, or whatever, they go into a drawer to be used in mixed media--I love the look!).  I tore a few pieces of the Webster's Pages and added those right on top, working them into the patterns for a lovely blend.
I mixed some teal Color Shine mist with some of the Mustard to make green, which I splattered on the Maya Road chipboard pieces with a paintbrush and then spritzed lightly on the surface of the patterns and papers.
It took some work to get the gorgeous, amazing, lovely, fabulous...(Oh, how I love those Webster's Trims!!) on the page, but with time and a LOT of Mod Podge, they stuck.  ;)  I wrapped some twine around my chipboard spools, stuck those down, added my text, and a Webster's fabric flower, and I was done.  I really love the simplicity and muted color palette of this one!  Thanks for looking, and I'll see you soon.  :)
Items used:
From the box, I used some lovely Webster's Pages papers, trims and twine, from the Spring Market collection.
From my stash:  alphabets, wood block, pattern pieces, and art mediums.


  1. Love your piece Genie, and the quote is just perfect for a sewer or quilter!

  2. Love it! Wonderful gift for a crafter or put in a craft area.

  3. Just lovely Genie!! can't wait to see more of your gifts and be inspired!!!!


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