In mixed media, as in scrapbooking and cardmaking, we’re happily not confined to just using our mediums onto paper, cardstock or patterned paper. There’s a host of other surfaces out there waiting for arty touches, and our design team explores just a few of them here.
Sue Tonga adores the 7 Gypsies tissue paper and has used the different designs on several layouts previously. The Life Collage tissue paper is Sue's favourite. Here she used a gel medium to cover a piece of artisan (or bracket) shaped chipboard. The tissue is very easy to work with and Sue says you can wrap the edge around the chipboard to achieve a neat finish.
To soften the look of the tissue paper, Sue sprayed a layer of Iridescent Gold glimmer mist over it and completed the look by stitching around the edge in pink thread. The tissue paper covered chipboard piece has created a great focal piece for Sue's layout. Sue used MME's gorgeous Lavender Collection to complete her page. The soft pink tones complement the tissue paper perfectly.
One of the most versatile surfaces for scrapbooking is canvas. It can be used as is, misted, painted, molded, made into flowers, etc. etc. For this layout, Iris took a few sheets from the Prima Mixed Media Book and used it as a base for her page. The canvas sheet has been misted to show the resist. She unified the look of the page by adding a few prima flowers and leaves which were also made from canvas. This materials is both beautiful and full of texture. So for your next project, why don't you try gating some canvas materials and have a go at building your background and embellishment clusters with it.
Chris has declared the Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Papers as her new favourite surface to play with! Here is what the man him self has to say about Kraft Glassine "this product is one of those cool and amazing surfaces that are unlike anything else you've ever seen before. At first glance some think it's wax paper, but it definitely is not. This is a coated semi-translucent kraft paper that can do some pretty incredible things."
As Tim says, this product is quite unique. Chris was able to print straight onto the surface with her ink jet printer. The one thing about using this product is to heat set each medium you use on the product.
To create the fabulous edging on this frame Chris crumpled up the Glassine and then straightened it out and bunched it together to create a frilled effect. It gives the appearance of a faux leather or suede. Chris also heat embossed the white spots onto the glassine and then ran them through her cuttlebug using Memory Box spiral flower dies.
Tearing the Glassine also gives such a cool torn edge look. There's nothing this product can't do!
Chris crumpled the kraft glassine again for using on this card, then flattened it out and adhered it under the embellishments. It gives such a great textural effect!