Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Keep Hope in your Heart' by Lisa Taggart, Printables DT

Hello again! What a pleasure it's been to create another project using the fabulously versatile 'Printables' collection from Mixed Up Merchandise. Today's canvas explores the benefit of adding a little extra dimension and creating texture using embossing folders. 

As usual, the project begins by selecting the Printables and printing them on to smooth white card.

Who could resist using the image of the pretty girl in the green dress and what better way to feature her than to use an MDF Art Shrine!

How it was done:

Take an 8'x8' canvas, (on this occasion I used mdf) and the components of the mdf shrine. Assemble the back of the shrine using a strong adhesive.

Select embossing folders of your choice and emboss a couple of contrasting patterns on to white card. Then taking the arched front of the shrine, cut one of the patterns to fit. Do the same for the base and stick down. Sand the edges for a smoother finish.

A copper patina effect to mirror the colours of the feature image was achieved by doing the following:

The Printables were cut out, inked, and had their edges distressed using distress ink, alcohol marker and distressing tool in the following way:

The feature image was stuck to the back of the shrine and the arched front was fixed into position.
The accent pieces were gathered. Flowers were made from gold wire. The Printables were arranged on to the background along with pink lace and thread.

The shrine was stuck in place. The various embellishments, including the paper flowers and sentiments were arranged on to the project. Some additional flecks of gold, pink and white paint added extra texture.

The printables are a delight to use and are the perfect accompaniment to any mixed media project.

Till next time,

Lisa xx

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Printables; -'Tinted images 'girls'
                   - 'Perfume 1' 
                   - 'Postcards'
                   - 'Finance 1'
                   - 'Longton letter'
Thats Crafty 'Surfaces' mdf 'Art Shrine' (Arch top);
8'x8' mdf ;
Creative Expressions 'Quilted circles' and Crafter's Companion 'Ornate lace' embossing folders;
Finnabair patina effect paste in mint green;
Deco Art media antiquing cream in patina green and titanium white;
IndigoBlu 'junk and disorderly' acrylic paint in rouge;
Spectrum Noir Aquatint inks in white and gold;
Pebeo gilding wax in empire gold;
Distress oxide ink -worn lipstck;
Distress ink -victorian velvet
Pebeo marker pen in black;
Alcohol marker -pale vintage pink;
Neenah printing card;
Sheena stamping card;
Collall 3D glue gel and Tacky glue;
pink lace;
two small glass viles and frantage chunky glitter;
gold wire;
metal embellishments-crown, keys, bee, leaves;
pink thread;
enamel and pearl embellishments;
handmade paper flowers in different sizes- 'blossom pink' (claritystamp) 


  1. This is absolutely stunning Lisa. So pretty and such gorgeous texture and detail too. Love it!
    Fliss xx

  2. Thank you! Really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Lisa x


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