Saturday, 14 April 2018

Creative Team - Flying High Mixed Media Project

By Creative Team Member - Linda Drynan


Pre primed board, canvas, thick cardstock, art journal etc  (I used a 6 inch square MDF panel)

Pages from an old book

Black texture paste (or white with a bit of black gesso added works!)

Needle and black thread

Baby wipes

Glue stick

Paper towel



Tear some strips from the book pages and adhere to the board.  Using the sponge applicator apply gathered twigs, worn lipstick and antique linen randomly over the board. Spritz water onto finger tips and flick onto board and dab off with paper towel.  Draw a couple of circles and a heart using your choice of distress crayons and smear with baby wipe.  Then stamp the shapes over the top of the crayon drawings.  Using Vintage photo, go around the outside of the panel to add some depth and contrast.  Select the person you want use and stencil them in the corner with the texture paste.  Let dry!!  Layer a couple of pieces of the book pages and die cut the full heart from the die set. Giving you lots of cut heart shapes!

Using a paper piercer, put holes through the middle of multiple layers of the paper hearts. Then thread the needle with double thread and stitch the hearts leaving long threads to show and to reach to your stencilled person. Stick hearts onto board and glue threads to a hand on your person.