Welcome back scrappy friends. Tracy here, and today I am sharing some tips and tricks in creating simple mixed media layouts and my go-to adhesives.
I love to dabble in mixed media. Sometimes I add some simple splatters, ribbon and dimensional embellishments, like in this layout. But others, I like to play a little more and get messy. Either way, here are some adhesive tips.
First, I created a simple background for my layout. Then added the ribbon border using Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/2″, it will adhere ANY of your favourite ribbons or trims. I used again to attach the corrugated cardboard on top of the lace.
Then the next 2 patterned paper layers were added using Crafty Foam Tape, for just a little added dimension. I triple matted my photo, adhering the layers together using my E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, and added Creative Photo Corners Ivory to the photo. I adhered the matted photo to the layout using Crafty Foam Tape again.
Just in case you didn’t know, I love to create handmade flowers. Once stamped, die cut and shaped I used Adhesive Dots Mini to assemble the flowers. One of my favourite things to use as flower middles is beads. To do this I use the Dual Tip Glue Pen and add a big gob of liquid adhesive in the middle of the flower, then add beads and let dry. Once dry, I then used Adhesive Dots Medium to adhere them to the layout. I used the Adhesive Dots Mini again for adding my buttons and pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found a couple of simple tips and tricks for your next mixed media project.
- Creative Time: 45 minutes
- Skill Level: Intermediate
Other Products Used:
Heartfelt Creations- Classic Rose Collection, Close To My Heart Ink (Smoothie, Chocolate, Fern), Beads, White Paint, Corrugated Cardboard, 3″ Lace, Cardstock (Kraft, Ivory), Buttons, Pearls
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