Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mixed Media Frame and Card with Craftwell

Today I am sharing with you on the Craftwell Blog a bit of mixed media along with some fabulous products from Craftwell. Can you believe it is that time of year to start thinking about making some wonderful gifts to give for Mother's Day and birthdays. It seems like springtime at our house we have a lot of gifts to give at his time of year.  So I decided I would re-purpose a yard sale frame into a work of art to give to one of them. (There are a lot of photos but it is really easy to do).
I began by first by getting three shades of purple Core'dinations Nostalgic paper and die cutting  several bows from the bow die using my Cut N Boss.
 I then emboss the bows using Teresa Collins Design Grid Embossing Folder from Craftwell along with the Cut N Boss.  Make the bows and set to one side until you get your frame ready.
Paint frame with DecoArt White Gesso, allow to dry. Add DecoArt White Crackle Paint using a stencil and palette knife. Once the Crackle has dried completely dilute the
paint down a bit with water...randomly paint the sides and top with paint, dabbing off here and there until you get the look you want. 
Here is a closer look at the colors I achieved through the watercolor painting.
Using the Design Grid paper that was embossed with the bow, dry brush using
and a stencil brush lightly on top of the paper and the journal block...this is the center of your frame.
Adhere the journal block to a Design Grid Mat you embossed using the Design Grid Embossing Folder using your Xyron Mega Runner.
Place prepared bows that you created with the Xyron Adhesive Dots to front of matted journal piece.
Place all pieces into frame.
Cut and add the Butterfly and "Life" Dies from the Pocket Die Memory Collection out using the Cut N Boss. Add to a journal block, fussy cut around "Life", dry brush with DecoArt Blue Green Light
paint and stencil brush  Add to front of frame. 
 Here is a closer look at the finished frame. I think my recipient of my Mixed Media Love Frame is going to treasure it. Don't you? Well....every gift needs ....
So using the same Design Grid Embossing Folder along with my Cut N Boss I made my base using a matching piece of the green Core'dinations paper, lightly sanded and placed on my card base using my Xyron Mega Adhesive Runner. 
I added another of the beautiful butterflies to the front of a journal block using Xyron Adhesive Dots.  I cut them from the Pocket Dies Memory Collection. Place another metal pin tip for the body, I love have dimensions to my pieces. 
For the inside I placed a journal block on an embossed Design Grid mat, I think it is so pretty to make the inside of the card as nice as the outside. I hope you have enjoyed my Mixed Media Frame and Card today, make sure to check out the store for new products as well as the blog for more inspiring projects. Hugs Pammejo
We R Memory Keepers Journal Blocks
Core'dinations Nostalgic Paper
Sanding Block


  1. Another FANTASTIC project Pam! You make such beautiful things! Everyone will be so lucky to get one of these amazing pieces of your art!
    I am having a giveaway on my blog! The Stampers' Sampler is letting me giveaway the current issue! I hope you stop by my blog for a chance to win!!

    1. Thanks Daniella for stopping by. I will hop right over there and check it out.