Thursday, February 20, 2014

February Flutters Goes Mixed Media

My third post for February Flutters is a fun mixed media project with an inexpensive wood door hanger as the base. I brushed one coat of black acrylic paint over the surface, and when dry, I used a palette knife to apply a layer of Dreamweaver Crackle Paste over the top. Once dry, and crackled, I started to play...I ink-stenciled the new Zen Butterfly randomly in either purple or black, and placed the Crusade Background stencil behind the butterfly stencil, and ink-stenciled that pattern on to it. I added some more of the pattern randomly over the hanger, along with some stamped flowers from one of Woodware's new clear sets, and torn snippets from an old book of poems. I brushed a coat of Beacon Fast Finish over the surface and set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile, I used Pearlescent Embossing Paste to paste the same butterfly onto a piece of thermo acetate. While wet, I sprinkled various Metallic F/X powders over the surface. Heating this creates the Molten Magic technique...bubbles and textures and gorgeous shimmer. I used a "Swiffer" cloth to wipe away any mica residue, cut out the butterfly, and attached it to the door hanger. I had a lovely box of white paper flowers from Woodware that were begging to be colored, and color them I did! Only a couple drops of Color Solutions Alcohol Inks from Dreamweaver to the centers of each flower, and a couple drops of the Thinner/Blender, and the color spreads to cover the entire flower. I added some fun Card Candi to the flower centers as well.

It occurred to me that if you aren't "into" door hangers, or don't have door "knobs" in your home, you could easily place a photo behind the opening! How cute would that be?

I hope you've taken the opportunity to link your own fluttery creations to the Dream It Up! blog linkytool for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Meanwhile, check out what the "A" team has been up to this week:


Heidi Erickson said...

I love the colors of the door hanger. The fluttering collage is beautiful. Your idea of placing a picture behind the opening is a very cool idea!

Marilynn said...

Hey Pam,
I always enjoy your creations. You come up with such pleasant ideas. Nice job on the door hanger.

Katia said...

is amazing and so wonderful!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love all the textures, backgrounds and layering. Genius adding a photo as an option. Probably could hang it over a wine bottle.

JD/ Jill said...

Oh so Beautifully done...Looked so amazing with all that texture.

Louise said...

Very cool project Pam! I love the layering of colors, patterns and textures. Beautiful!