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Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media

July 5, 2018 16 Comments

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I’m Sara Levin the artful inker.  I was pleased to be recently asked to join the Creating Kindness design team! And today is my first blog hop with this talented, creative team.  The Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media theme was a fun one to create for.  Mixed media for me is kind of creating with no rules.  Most often I create a 3d something as I’ve done today.  Let’s take a look at what I’ve made then, you’ll want to check out the inspiration that the rest of the team has for you.

 

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Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media

 

Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mix Media with Magical Mermaid and Sea of Textures from theartfulinker.com

 

Here’s my mixed media piece using Magical Mermaid.

I’ve used acrylic paint, cardstock, embossing paste, beads and more

to create my underwater scene.

 

Magical Mermaid mixed media painted brie box from theartfulinker.com

 

To start, I painted a Brie box that I had been saving because I just knew

there had to be something I could make with it.

I used an off white acrylic paint and tinted it with

Pacific Point ink refill and sprinkles of Prussian Blue Brusho.

 

Magical Mermiad mixed media background from theartfulinker.com

 

While my box was drying, I began work on the insert.

First I traced the box onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock

and cut it out.

Then, I smooshed my Whisper White Craft Pad all over the cardstock.

Next, I painted on Pacific Point ink refill on the bottom and

Balmy Blue on to the half.

Using a paper towel, I blotted to create texture and stop blending.

 

Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media with Magical Mermaid - mermaid tail detail - from theartfulinker.com

 

For the mermaid’s tail, I stamped the image on Mint Macaron

with Versamark and embossed in gold.

Then, I painted the tail fin several times with Clear Wink of Stella

to make it very shimmery.

 

Magical Mermaid mixed media using Stampin' Blends to color the mermaid - from theartfulinker.com

 

Next, I stamped the mermaid again on Shimmery White.

To color her skin, I used the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the Color Lifter.

And for her hair, I used dark and light Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

After cutting the tail off one mermaid and the torso from the other,

I pieced her back together.

 

Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media - embossing paste detail - from theartfulinker.com

 

At the bottom of my mixed media piece, I have “sand”.

To create it, I mixed Sahara Sand ink refill and Shimmery White Embossing Paste.

For extra texture, I added a few Tranquil Textures Sprinkles.

And, I applied a skim coat of the tinted embossing paste to the sand dollars.

 

Magical Mermaid mixed media embossing paste waves - from theartfulinker.com

 

To create the waves, I used two pieces of Window Sheet.

I cut a wavy pattern across the top of each.

Then, I applied Shimmery White Embossing Paste for the foam.

 

Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media with Magical Mermaid from theartfulinker.com

 

Finally, I cut coral and starfish using the Under the Sea Framelits.

To assemble all of the pieces of my mixed media, I used

strategically placed Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my Magical Mermaid

mixed media creation!

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Be sure to check the rest of the Creating Kindness design team member blogs for

mixed media inspiration!

Next up is this month’s guest designer, Valerie Perlin.

Creating Kindness Next

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16 Comments

  • Charlet July 9, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Wow Sara! How fun is this!? I love what you’ve created and all the little details shown. So fun to stamp with you.

    • Sara Levin July 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you Charlet! I’m dying to create some more scenes. This was so much fun!

  • Jay Soriano July 7, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Welcome to the team Sara. Love your mermaid decor with all the clever ways you’ve used different products especially the shimmery embossing paste.

    • Sara Levin July 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks Jay! I’m pleased to join you all. This fun project has my wheels turning for more…

  • Lou Kitzelman July 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Welcome to the team Sara. Way to kick off! Love all the layers you have added to transform your brie box. Talk about upcyling! Genius!

    • Sara Levin July 5, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks Lou! It’s a different kind of mixed media than I’ve done in the past.

  • Danielle Bennenk July 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I love your underwater scène. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

    • Sara Levin July 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you Danielle! I’ve got a few more Brie boxes that may now need attention.

  • Nancy Moulden July 5, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    I love this stamp set and what you have done with it is beautiful! True enchantment!

    • Sara Levin July 5, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much Nancy! I’m with you — lots of great elements in this stamp set.

  • Cheryll Miller July 5, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Oh Sara … I totally love this. Amazing, going to have to go back and really study all the elements. It is a story all in itself! Welcome to the team! 🙂 xxx

    • Sara Levin July 5, 2018 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Cheryll! I had so much fun playing with the mixed media theme.

  • valerie perlin July 5, 2018 at 6:32 am

    So lovely ! Great job

    • Sara Levin July 5, 2018 at 6:38 am

      Thank you Valerie! This was fun to create.

  • Jenny Hall July 5, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Amazing, Sara! Right out of the gate, you have smashed this theme. Glad to have you hopping with us 🙂

    • Sara Levin July 5, 2018 at 6:37 am

      Thanks Jenny! I’m looking forward to many more hops with this team.

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