Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Inspiration is Key - Mixed Media Frame

While at a scrap retreat about 3 weeks ago some lovely lady brought these fun gunky keys from Michaels to give out.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to create an altered mixed media piece with it.  I brought the key home and dug into my box of alterable items (boxes, frames, canvases, etc) and came across this frame that my neighbor gave me, which I thought it looks funky as colors go, but I like the depth and feel of the frame.  I took the glass out of the frame and started to play!!

I love to get my hands grungy and dig into the world of mixed media.  There is no right or wrong to this, you just keep adding layers and layers of textures, bits, bobs, and colors and you end up with a really cool neat piece of art.  Most of the items in the box are found items from my garage, left over bits of embellishment packages, flowers, charms, etc.  There is no limit to what you can use in these projects.  Below is a step by step tutorial on how I made this piece.
I cut out 10 floral corner dies in kraft cardstock and used them as texture around the frame; inside, outside, and up and over the edge of the frame.

I cut out 2 sets of the Fall Breeze in kraft cardstock , painted them red, and used them to enhance the key in the center.

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Here are some up close shots of the sides and interior of the project.

Don't be afraid to step in and get messy!!

Supplies Used

Frame - Michaels
Papers - Canvas Corp Brands
Key - Michaels
Found Items
Metals - 7 Gypsies
Stickers - Paper House
Mists/Paint - Tattered Angels
Mediums - 13 Arts & Prima
Beads/Glass - Prima
Stamps - Deep Red
Ink - Prima
Flowers - Petaloo
Adhesive - Xyron
Heat Gun - Uchida 



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