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Tracy McLennon

Mixed Media Layout Featuring Adhesive Dots

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.

Mixed Media Layout

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

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Creative Photo Corners Ivory
Adhesive Dots Mini
Adhesive Dots Medium
Crafty Foam Tape- White
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ
Dual Tip Glue Pen

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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