Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Grow & Flourish by Lisa Taggart (freebie printables project)

Hello everyone. Today I'm getting a chance to share the project I made which featured in the Oct/Nov 2017 issue of the magazine providing some inspiration for the wonderful Printables free gift. Here's a reminder of what we received.

I decided to depart from my usual canvas project and this time create some collage work on a wooden triptych- just for a change.

Steps for making the project:

Choosing a colour from the flower panel, the triptych was painted with acrylic paint.

The printable sheet was printed on to smooth white card. The elements were cut out and decoupaged on top of the painted surface using gel medium.

Texture paste was stencilled on top to bring the composition together and to add texture and interest.

Next came the fun part- the inks and sprays!

I wanted to add some rusty contrast to the bright florals, so die cut flowers and railings were given the rusty treatment.

The printable flowers were shaped, edged and had gold micro beads added to the centres. The lady and girl figures were prepared for a further layer of decoupage and the sentiments were selected and inked (also Printables from the range).

The elements were assembled with some extra doodling and additional embellishments in the form of green wire, metal butterflies and blue roses

Well how easy was that! Thanks for having a look. Till next time,
Lisa xx

Get your FREE Printable Sampler sheet with the latest issue of Mixed Up magazine, available via Pocketmags.

A wide selection of Printables are available from the Mixed Up Merchandise Etsy store.

Free Printables sheet
Printables 'Thoughts'
Wooden triptych- IndigoBlu;
Neenah printable card- Crafter's Companion
Modge podge;
Acrylic paint 'pure sunshine'- Dylusions;
Texture paste, flower and arrow stencil-Imagination crafts;
Dots stencil-Tim Holtz
Ink spray, pearl sky blue-Ayeeda Mist and red mica spray-Dina Wakley;
Rust kit- Pentart; Deco Art fluid acrylic-Quinacridone Gold; Pebeo gilding wax-King Gold;
Flower dies-  Creative expressions -Sue Wilson;
Railings die- Spellbinders;
Black distress ink; black fine liner pen;
Gold micro beads;
Metal embellishments and green wire

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