When it comes to mixed media – really anything goes.
But how many of you have used baby wipes on your pages.
In the video below Baby Wipes when used through the stencil design, not only can help you blend colours together but it also REMOVES a layer of the paint, giving you a faux embossed feel.
When it comes to mixed media here are really no rules and almost anything goes – you just need to play and experiment.
Watch the video below to see how I have made the above page.
Add a photo to it if you want to use as a scrapbook page or cut down and use in a art journal. Better still you could do the same technique direct into a journal.
I love dabbling in mixed media elements on my layouts. You may think of going overboard but for me, the wisdom lies in knowing when to stop, when you can take something away instead of adding that one thing, then you know you have created something special that focuses on the photo and the story
This range is perfect for those special memories where you may only have a single photo that you can use enlarged to tell your story.
Adhere two sheets of smooth white cardstock together using double sided tape.
Measure about 5cm (2”) from the bottom edge and add stenciling using modelling paste. Leave the paste to dry.
Use your Kaiser mists and add colour to the stenciled images. I combined brown and black together.
Leave the ink to dry. Adhere strips cut from Buff (reverse) patterned paper down the center of your layout on both sides. I used 3 strips of paper on each side.
Cut out elements from patterned papers to use as a backdrop to your photos. I cut pieces from Bisque, Organic and Raw. Arrange the elements to the left and right side of your 7×5” (18x13cm) photo.
Die-cut some leaves and wood chip from white cardstock.
Use your Kaisermists to add colour to the die-cut pieces. First spray the die-cuts with brown mist and then lightly with black mist. Mist with water to make the ink colours mix together and create a beautiful effect.
Adhere the die-cuts to your layout using gel medium or craft glue. Cut some of the wood chips in half and use both halves on your layout.
Add gel medium to the left and right side of your photo and sprinkle with craft sand. Leave to dry and then shake off the excess.
Cut out butterflies from Buff (reverse) sheet and adhere to your layout as per the sample image.
Use stickers and other embellishments to finish off your layout as desired.
A beautiful mixed media layout using the amazing range enhanced by the stunning die-cuts and Kaisermists now available. Remember to have fun and make this your own – use these steps as inspiration and guideline to creating your own masterpiece
Tatiana Yemelyanenko is here with you and I have a new layout to share. I chose Christmas photo in neutral colors for my project and combine it with not Christmas collection ‘Whisper’. I used diagonal cmoposition for the focusing on the photo.
As the 2017-2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Year draws to a close we choose to celebrate. We celebrate the friendships we have made in the team, the crafty conversations we have had and the support we have given each other through 12 months of working together with amazing Kaisercraft products. We also celebrate the hundreds of Kaisercraft projects we have made and are asked to choose just one, of our favourite DT projects from the 2017-2018 Design Team year.
Today’s Blog Post is dedicated to showcasing the 2017-2018 Kaisercraft Design Team’s Favourite Projects…
”Unicorn” – Beyond The Page Favourite DT Projects
By Rikki Graziani
This is my favourite project of the year it was so fun to join paper craft with polymer clay to create a truly magical piece.
Kaisercraft Product: Fairy Garden Collection: P2491 Fluttering | P2492 Fairy Land | P2495 Moonstone | CT932 Collectables | SB707 Mint Green Rhinestone |SB2477 BTP – Wall Art Unicorn| Other: Polymer Clay
‘Love Blooms’ Layout Favourite DT Projects
by Kylie Kingham
The ‘Miss Betty’ collection this year was one of my favourites. I loved creating this layout.
Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty collection ~P2479 Thread | P2481 Tapestry | P2482 Sewn | P2483 Needlework | SS357 Sticker Sheet | CS321 Clear Stamps | PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | FL619 Flourish Pack Trinkets | IP726 Island Ink Pad | IP724 Bark Ink Pad.
Other: String, leaf punch, glue.
Remember Layout Favourite DT Projects
by Jowilna Nolte
I love this collection for its quirky flowers and colour combination. The fun flowers make it easy to create and adding stamps and other elements make it a really versatile range.
And this layout with its simple design and fun elements and die-cuts was my favorite this year.
‘Love Making Memories’ layout Favourite DT Projects
by Renee Aslette
The ‘Mint Wishes’ collection this year was one of my favourites. I created this layout with a video tutorial below. I loved creating the layers, colours, and stamping.
Here is the video:
Kaisercraft Products: Mint Wishes Collection – P2401 Cabin | PP1029 Paper Pad | SS348 Sticker Sheet | CT891 Collectables | CS310 Clear Stamps | IP719 Ink Pad Black | DD803 Die Cut – Layered Fir Tree | F649 Mini Paper Blooms – Sage | CS241 – Acrylic Stamp Block | T321 Acid Free Craft Glue | T320 Double Sided Tape | T302 Mounting Foam Dots
“XOXO” Layout Favourite Dt Projects
by Donna Espiritu
As I browse all the projects I created for Kaisercraft this term, this layout stands out the most to me. I love the colors, the layout design and most of all the photo of my daughter. I was able to capture both her innocence and personality in this particular photo, like “sugar and spice and everything nice” rolled into one.
Other: Black, Coral, White Mists | White Doily | White Thread
Romantique Layout Favourite DT Projects
by Alicia McNamara
This layout would have to be one of my most favourite Layouts that I have made this year. It was made using the Romantique collection, which I adore. I enjoy creating layouts following this design. I also enjoy mixing Templates, fussy cutting, flowers, Wooden Flourishes and Decorative Dies to create a textured layout.
If you head on over to this blog post here you can see more details about the products I used and the steps I took to create the Layout.
The Process Video is here:
Kaisercraft Products: P2426 Primrose | P2428 Boutique | P2425 Bourdoir | FL613 Flourish Pack – Pretty | DD547 Decorative Die – Circle Vines | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | F645 Mini Paper Blooms – Honey | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | CD110 12 x 12 Card Stock – Mocha | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard | KC050 Kaiser Colour – Metallic Gold Paint | IT455 6×6 Designer Template – Fleur Damask | IT001 Designer Templates – Cherry Blossom |
Fairy Garden Layout Favourite DT Projects
“Fairy garden” collection is my most favorite this year for its pastel colors and beautiful images.I made this shabby chic layout with the gorgeous die cut papers from the collection
I chose this project because of the photo. It is of my uncle and my cousin’s twin boys. I love the emotions that you can see here and how much ‘poppy’ adores his grandsons. This paper collection enabled me to capture this special memory.
Kaisercraft Products: Documented Collection: P2463 Ledger | P2467 Scrap Paper| P2461 Measurement| CT898 Collectables| Mini Design Template – IT030 Typography| Mini Paper Blooms – F628 Honey and F632 Sage| Paper Blooms Honey F628 and F632 Sage | Mini Paper Wooden Flourishes – WL702 Wood Letter Words Cherish| CB154 Chipboard | Ink Pad – IP724 Bark | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam |T315 Double Sided Tape
Other: Kaiser Mists – KM113 Coffee and KM101 Charcoal |Clear Gesso | Paint Brush| Chocolate | Ink Blending Tool | Metal Brad |Hemp| Distressing Tool
Finally, it is so important to say thank you. Thank you to the readers of this blog, our Kaisercraft Crafting Community. Without you we would have no audience to share our creations with, no one to discuss details with over in Kaisercraft Corner, no one to share tips and techniques with. For this and so much more we are grateful.
Beginning in the month of August you will see a fresh Design Team, and a new-look Blog. We are constantly striving to make the blog more useful to you. If you have suggestions on what you would like to see on the Kaisercraft Blog please feel free to leave a comment on this post.
We look forward to sharing a whole new year of Kaisercraft products, designs and creations with you.