Friday, August 29, 2014

My Girl Mixed Media Layout by Shery


Hello there! Shery Russ here to share a mixed media layout. I had a blast putting together this layout and using some fantastic SRM Stickers: We've Got Your Border: Baby GirlExpress Yourself: Everyday Girl, and Fancy Stickers Sentiments Baby. I also used a couple of the 4" round white lace doilies.

If there's one thing I love more than my writing and art, it's my niece, Alexa, whom I've referred to as The Adorable One since I held her in my arms when she was 5 days old. She's the daughter of my youngest sister and I love them both to pieces. I consider her my girl :o). She'll be turning 3 in a couple of months, but for my layout, I printed a photo of her that was taken when she was 5 months old.

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To create this mixed media layout, I started with an 8.5" by 11" cold-press watercolor paper. I applied Liquitex modeling paste onto stencils (Hero Arts, The Crafter's Workshop, and Plaid) .

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When the modeling paste was dry, I watercolored some areas using Distress inks, Twinkling H2Os, and Inktense Blocks.

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Next, I did some stamping on the page. I used stamps I'd designed and drawn for STAMPlorations and stamped them with jet black archival ink.

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I then layered some designer paper and 4" round white lace doilies. I distressed the edges of the papers then applied VersaMagic chalk ink on the edges.

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I added mulberry paper flowers and for their centers, I used some of the plastic resin flowers I made last year. I gave the page a watercolor wash with Twinkling H20s. Then came the fun part: adding the SRM Stickers to decorate my page. These stickers are so wonderful to use because they're transparent -- they blend easily onto the page! I finished my mixed media layout by adding red and blue spatters.

Here's a close up of the photo cluster. 

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Thanks so much for letting me share my project. I hope I've inspired you to use those fabulous SRM Stickers in your stash to create a mixed media layout!  How many SRM Stickers do you count?  

2 comments:

cm said...

Shery - your love for your niece shines through your post and the layout you've created! She's so fortunate to have an Aunty S who, I know, spoils and pampers her to the nth degree! The textures, elements and, of course, the photo, are absolutely amazing! WOW! Priceless memories kept in a most stunning fashion...
~c

Anita said...

This is amazing.