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2019-09-13

Chocolate paper box by Kasia Salmanowicz


Hello everybody!

My today’s project is an idea to decorate a paper box for chocolate. It’s a great way to give someone something sweet in an unusual form;)


At the beginning I used scrapbooking paper from 7 Dots Studio, the whole sheet and paper tags in wonderful colors. I glued the paper with Soft Matt Gel. To raise some elements I added pieces of cardboard, making the design more layered. Then I put a piece of sisal and added metal embellishments and HDF decorative elements , which I gently covered with White Gesso before sticking.







For coloring I used a mix of acrylic paints – matte Impasto (Dark Chocolate) and liquid acrylic paint (Burnt Sienna). At the end I whitened the edges and highlighted some fragments with wax in a beautiful color – Blue Lagoon. You can find all the elements used for decorating in Mixed Media Place store and the entire creation process can be seen in the video below. I encourage you to watch it.



Hugs,
Kasia Salmanowicz

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2019-09-09

Door hangers by Anastasia Korvyakova


Hello mixed media friends! Today I want to show you how different works, with different mood you can create using acrylic paints, texture pastes and waxes in different combinations.



I created two door hangers and named the first “Do Not Disturb!” and the second “Welcome!”. I think you see which one is which))

I like experiments and for first tag I mixed Impasto paint Mint with Metallique paint Rustic Brown. It's amazing how interesting tones you can get using only these two colours! For more dark and unwelcoming mood I added pastes with rust effects - Brown and Red. I didn't make the door and closed the facade of the 1st floor with an imitation of iron rusty sheets. I used wax Old Silver with a little bit of wax Vintage Gold to highlight some areas.







To color up the 2nd tag I mixed two Metallique acrylic paints - Deep Waters and Red Wine with texture paste - Violet rust effect paste. I mixed them right on a surface of my base. For highlighting I used wax Firebird with a little bit of Vintage Gold wax.
To embellish both door hangers I used metal embellishments from different sets and moulds from  "Stars and moons".




I really like how they look together and individually. I think that they can be hung near to the front door and will hung on the door handle depending on the mood))

Wish you inspiration and interesting experiments!

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2019-09-08

Design Team Call

Hello friends!

Some of you waited for this post :) We will have some major changes in our Design Team (hush, it's a secret still) and we are happy to let you know, that...

...maybe it is you, we are eagerly waiting for :)


We are waiting for:
- all kind of mixed-media artists, no matter if they create layouts, cards, ATCs or off-the-page projects

- with friendly and positive mindset
- passionate about mixed-media
- active on social media (IG, FB, YT)
- who can create video tutorials
- who can write posts in English and communicate in English inside the team
- and who is reliable and can work with schedule

Please send:
- all your social media links
- 3-5 your best mixed-media projects
- a few words about you

to: dtcall@mixedmediaplace.com

Deadline for sending application is September 20th. We will contact chosen people by the end of the month.

If your application will be accepted, we offer you:
- working with very friendly and supportive team
- a lot of artistic freedom
- social media exposure
- discount in our on-line store with free shipping every month
- a pack of products once for the term (1 year)

So many of you are joining our monthly challenges, creating amazing projects. And many of you are only our quiet followers. But this is the time when everybody is welcome. Please apply, if you feel this is something for you. 

Maybe we are waiting just for you. Good luck <3 


2019-09-06

Space box by Anastasi Kuznetsova



Hello! Today Anastasia is with you and I want to show you my new box. I hope that it inspires you to creative exploits.



The box is wooden. It is completely covered with Black Gesso. In some places I added Impasto Paint to the background. I used Texture Paste Graphite on the lid. I applied it through a stencil with circles. I created a space background with Metallique, Opal Magic Acrylic Paints and Waxes. And at the end I splashed it with White Gesso.




I imitated the image of the moon using a large round chipboard. I painted it with Rust Effect Paste and Impasto Paint. Then I created a composition from various decorative elements, which I also tinted with Metallique and Impasto Paints.





At the very end, I added accents - Art Pebbles, Beads and Glitter. I pasted them with Soft Gloss Gel.





Thanks for attention. I wish everyone inspiration.


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