Hello everyone! Asia King here. Thank you for stopping by today to see the second installment of my Mixed Media Dragonflies CHA ensemble. In my first post I shared a Mixed Media Dragonflies Canvas With Adhesive Sheets and today you will see the remaining items – an altered wooden plaque and an altered mobile phone cover.
Here are the three pieces together.
Let’s start with the wooden plaque. The plaque was first decorated with Adhesive Sheets – 6×12 and printed napkins using a dry decoupage technique and then painted with acrylic paints. I also randomly added some texture paste through a stencil.
Next I built layers and layers of embellishments, buttons, flowers and trinkets adhered together with DODZ™ – Small and DODZ™ – 3D. To fill my layers and to embellish further I also used Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White, 3D Foam Squares – White Mix, 3D Foam Pennants, 3D Foam Keys & 3D Foam Swirls (Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®), 3D Foam Wings and 3D Foam Butterflies. My adhesives served a double purpose – ornamental and as a sticky base for additional elements. Below you can see the layers in their ‘raw’ state.
As you can see I’ve used a variety of found objects, including broken jewellery pieces, an old burnt light bulb and a spring.
Using your 3D Foam Designer Shapes is perfect for this type of a mixed media project. The shapes add a lot of interest and they allow you to fix additional elements in place at the same time. At this stage you don’t even have to worry about matching colours – because the next step is to cover everything generously with white gesso. Once the gesso has dried you can colour your piece as desired with ink sprays and paints.
And here is a close up of the detail once the colouring stage is finished – quite a difference, isn’t it? 🙂
I wanted to use the wall plaque as a shelf for the altered mobile phone cover so I added some 3D Foam Swirls to the shelf to hold the phone cover in place.
Supplies used for the altered wall plaque:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesive Sheets – 6×12″, DODZ™ – Small, DODZ™ – 3D, Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White, 3D Foam Squares – White Mix, 3D Foam Pennants, 3D Foam Keys & 3D Foam Swirls (Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®), 3D Foam Wings, 3D Foam Butterflies
DecoArt Americana Metallic Oyster Pearl and Spa Blue acrylic paints, Prima Color Bloom sprays (Soft Teal, Summer Sky), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Peach Delight, Lemon Zest, Iridescent Gold), texture paste, white gesso
Tim Holtz Layered Stencil – Gothic, PaperArtsy – Bloom stencil, wooden wall candle holder, printed napkins, various embellishments and findings, paper flowers, buttons.
Now onto the altered phone cover. I had a used mobile phone cover in my stash and I thought it would make a great notepad, perhaps for keeping phone messages or telephone numbers?
The cover was decorated as before and here you can see the ‘raw’ stage :).
And here is the close up detail ‘after’ the gesso, inks and paint were applied.
And here is a little peek inside the cover. I added a small notepad which I fixed in place with Crafty Foam Tape – White. And can you see that little Keepsake Envelope? Perfect for keeping some paperclips as bookmarks!
Supplies used for the altered mobile phone case:
Stampendous: Vintage Typewriter & Vintage Press Perfectly Clear stamps, Phone Elements Cling Rubber stamp
Phone cover, printed napkins, cheese cloth, various embellishments and findings, paper flowers, buttons
Stampendous Boss Gloss, Stampendous Periwinkle and Aqua embossing powders, DecoArt Americana Metallic Oyster Pearl and Spa Blue acrylic paints, Prima Color Bloom sprays (Soft Teal, Summer Sky), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Peach Delight, Lemon Zest, Black Cherry, Iridescent Gold), Tsukineko StazOn (Jet Black, Blue Hawaii, Midnight Blue, Emerald City), white gesso
I hope you enjoyed the second installment of my mixed media project. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!
Big crafty hugs