Mixed Media
is so much fun to do and the only rule in Mixed Media is: there are no rules
🙂 Use what you like and do what you love, make cards, ATC’s, canvas, pimp bottles,
MDF, old books, art journaling, anything goes in Mixed Media. If you’ve never
tried it, I’d say just do it!


I used a
Dutch Doobadoo MDF paint palette as the base for this piece and Dutch Doobadoo black gesso and Viva
decor Inka Gold among other things.

Apply a layer
of black gesso on MDF paint palette, lay some black thread on the wet
gesso, go with a flat brush over it to stick the yarn to the palette.


Tip: You
can speed up the drying between the
layers with a heat tool, or let it air dry, it doesn’t  matter for the end result.


Apply some Modeling Paste from the
Viva Decor Artline
with
the Andy Skinner Mixed Media stencil and a palette knife. After drying give it
another coat of gesso.

Cut the Creative
Expressions Elegant Lace Edger and the Corner, Border & Tag out of Joy!Krafts
Black Kraft paper, I have three layers glued together for some more depth, I
love this and do it a lot:-) Give this also a coat of black gesso.

Tip: Gesso
is a primer and a good base for the next layers of colors.


After
drying, I glued the die-cut parts with Tacky Glue, around I sprinkled seed
beads and mini pearls, for the seedbeads I have applied some Tacky Glue and sprinkled
them on and pressed a bit. The mini pearls, I sprinkled in some wet gesso.

To add some
more details I used some buttons and gems from my own stash.


After
drying, I also applied gesso on the new parts and let it dry again.



I then cut
some Creative Expressions Perfect Peony flowers out of Joy!Crafts 
black Kraft Paper, I sprayed the
flowers with water, then patted 
them dry and crunched them up. After
drying, I have two flowers of the same size and one size smaller glued
together.


In the
largest flowers I have made a hole and put in some black stamens, the smallest
flowers I made a heart with the Viva decor Perlen Black pen.

On the
palette, I then brushed on some Viva decor Inka gold Türkis, Magenta and
Champagner 
with a flat brush, making all the elements and structures come to life and stand
out more.

 

Finally I glued
the flowers on the palette and also colored them with Inka Gold to make everything
come together

Below are a few more detail pictures to show all the layers and colors even better. 
Happy Crafting!
Gerry van der Velden