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Mermaid by Maria Lillepruun

Dear mixed media friends!
This is Maria Lillepruun with you today. My new project is an altered plastic mermaid that my daughter has broken. I decided to turn it into a little shiny sculpture. Everybody likes mermaids, right?
I fell in love with textile hardeners long ago. This is an endless inspiration for mixed media projects.

The basic process looks like this:
First, I assembled the broken doll on the natural rock that is meant to serve as the sculpture base. Then, I wrapped the doll in fabric, that had been previously dipped in Powertex medium.
The next day it all was dry, and I could play with all kind of different media on it. I covered the newly made sculpture in white gesso, and later colored it with Lindy´s Gang sprays.
Then, I added big plastic beads and glass art pebbles, gluing them onto the fabric. I also added more texture to the surfaces with green microbeads, gluing them with 3D Gloss Gel.
Later, I added deeper shades of color with alcohol inks by Ranger. When all was dry, I glued some decorative silver foil onto the mermaid, and sprinkled glitter on top of it.
The final result is complex and elaborate, as well as chic and glamorous.

Thank you very much for your attention!

Enjoy the video tutorial.

Maria Lillepruun


Folding screen photo frame by Natalya Trofimova

Hi friends!
Today I inspire you to create a beautiful and delicate Folding screen Photo frame!
I used a blank from plywood, but you can cut any shape yourself out of cardboard.
We start by creating backgrounds - first all the basics need to be covered with white gesso. Some of the backgrounds fnd decor will be from AB Studio - Somewhere - Collection Kit.

To create color and pattern, use brown and green sprays, apply them through stencils.
To create a texture, we also apply Texture Paste - White Crackle through stencils and to give the effect of antiquity we apply Texture Paste - White Crackle paste to the edges of all bases.

Now all the backgrounds can be poured from above with a soft pink color, it will penetrate the cracks and create beautiful color transitions.

To create a pale pink paint, I mixed a few drops of Art Alchemy - Metallique - Wild Fuchsia with water.

After the backgrounds are ready, you can start decorating. We choose the location of the photos on the pages, frame them with multilayered decor - frames, leaves, flowers, lace, chipboards ...

We decorate the tops of the photo frame with openwork shapes.

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Birthday box by Nirvana

Hi Everybody!

For my little niece's birthday (11 years old), I gave her a bracelet, but I customized the box!

I glued the embellishments, then painted with black gesso, and then I played with acrylic paints, and waxes !!


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April 2020 winner

Hello friends,

Thank you so much for all your beautiful projects! You guys are seriously amazing!! Wow!! xoxo

The winner of our April challenge is scrapnelli with this project:

Congratulations to scrapnelli. Please, contact us at: to claim your prize. Also please write an e-mail to me - because we would like to invite you to be our Guest Designer :)

We are happy that we can feature (in no particular order) some amazing projects, created for our challenge:

Veena Chowdhry

Thank you for visiting us today and please do not miss our current challenge xxx
Tusia Lech


Love the journey by Martina

Hello crafty friends!
This month I was happy to receive a mysterious box from Mixed Media Place store and I was beyond happy. You should definitely give it a try! It`s so fun when you`re surprised by what`s inside and start crafting.

I was having not just one idea. At first I thought I`ll create layout, then I thought some kind of album, since the papers are  great fit for albums. My last and final  idea was tags, and this is what you`ll see today.
I hope you will like them!
Hugs, Martina.

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