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Monday, 22 February 2016

Mixed Media Butterfly

Hi. Thought I would share something I have been working on over the weekend. I wanted to try doing some mixed media, something which I love the look of, but have never really got right into before. I didn't really know where to start, as after browsing You Tube my head was spinning with so many different ideas. So I thought I'd start with something simple.
I bought a couple of blank mini albums a while back, so decided I'd decorate one for myself. So far I have finished the front cover, and white washed the pages with acrylic paint. I inked a piece of watercolour card with Distress inks, blending purples with blue. I spritzed the whole sheet with water, and shimmer mists. I then brushed some acrylic mixed with Distress ink lightly over this. I cut a panel for the front cover, and also the butterfly and honeycomb die from this one sheet. I added some texture to the front panel with embossing paste, which once dry I then spritzed with more shimmer mists, and then sponged over more of my inks. The edges of the panel and the butterfly were heat embossed with purple metallic embossing powder. I added the stamped sentiment to an offcut of the watercolour card.
 Its starting to take shape and so far I am really pleased with the results. Looking forward to getting it all finished and being able to add some special photos inside.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Sonia xxx


  1. Hi Sonia,
    I love your Mixed Media butterfly, you have done better than me,i bought all the stuff but spend more time on pinterest looking for inspiration than i do actually 'doing' anything!!
    The thing that worries me is knowing when to stop!! Haha,
    You have inspired me to have a go !!
    Its so lovely having you as part of our blog family

    1. Thank you Sandra. I got a lot of inspiration from YouTube and just went with the flow! :-) Looking forward to seeing what you create. Have fun :-)
      Thank you for welcoming me into your blog, it's lovely to be a part of.
      Hugs xxx

  2. Hi Sonia, oh this is wonderful and I love the colours and the huge butterfly. You have made a fabulous work for someone not knowing what she doing :-)
    Happy crafting,
    hugs Maria xx

    1. Thank you Maria. It was great fun to do and will definitely be doing some more mixed media projects :-)
      Hugs xxx

  3. Oh wonderful mixed medium colors and design Sonia.

    Hugs diane

  4. Wow how did I miss this fantastic work Sonia, love this mix media you created, fabulous textures and colours.
    Will have to have a go one day!
    Pam x

  5. Thank you so much Pam. It was great fun to do :-)
    Hugs xx


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