If you get a chance to head out to Spruce Meadows and take in the show - there are lots of vendors, demo's & make & takes.
Here is a mixed media layout I designed using products from 3 vendors that be at the Carnival this weekend: Southern Ridge Trading Co, Emerald Creek Craft Supplies & Treasured Memories.
The amazing background paper is an exclusive line from Treasured Memories.
It is gorgeous and includes florals, travel & vintage.
Karen from Southern Ridge Trading Co is a chipboard die & stencil manufacturer from Kamloops. Her products are fantastic and there are hundreds of designs!
I also used some charms & embossing powder from Emerald Creek.
Now on to the steps -
To start, I spread a layer of matte medium of the paper to protect it from the paint, gesso & 3D gel I would be using.
Next, I applied a coat of clear gesso to give the base some grip.
To start adding some texture I spread some crazing medium and random spots.
I used some 3D gloss gel and stencils to add some more texture but not take away from the background paper. Once everything was dry I used my black soot Distress Crayon around the edges.
I splattered some watered down white gesso & black gesso on my layout and finally dripped some Twinkling H20's.
I altered the chipboard pieces with Distress Paint and Twinkling H2O's. I also added some Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powders to the mushroom chipboard pieces.
I added a tiny porcelain flower to my faerie flower.
I added the Emerald Creek Faerie charm to the sentiment chipboard die with a jump ring.
Southern Ridge Trading Co Chipboard
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies
Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powders
3D Gloss Gel
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils