Saturday, 22 July 2017

Video Tutorial by Inna Bronnikova -Transparent tag with dried herbs

Hi 

It's Inna Bronnikova with you today, presenting my video tutorial.
I decided to make a tag. I cut out 2 sides of the tag from the  zipper pocket so that the pocket was in the middle of it. 

Inside the tag, I put a stamp with herbs and glued the dried grass, played a little bit with alcoholic ink. 

Outside the tag, I used a texture with glossy accent and pigments. Sprinkled glossy glitter. 
I stitched the tag around the perimeter on the sewing machine, cut off the excess and decorated it.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial. Hugs Inna


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Winner Announcement MMW#26

Hi everyone! 

Here's what you've been waiting for... 

The winner of our MMW#26: Anything Mixed Media Goes is

Wow Yana! You totally smashed this! 
CONGRATULATIONS! Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk
Thank you for playing with us!

We have our Fab 3 as well! 
I think all DT members said the same and that is that it was soooo hard to pick just 4 out of the amazing selection of entries... but majority voted for the following: 
Oh my! You all totally rocked this challenge!!! Thank you! 
Please feel free to grab your winning badges! Display them proudly, they are so deserved! 

We'd like to thank also to every single one of you for joining in, all of your work is always so inspiring. 
Don't forget. There is a new challenge MMW#27: AMMG with a Twist (Use Natural Materials) up and running for you so join the fun HERE, you could win some crafty goodness(£15 online voucher) from our sponsor
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We're looking forward to seeing your creations! Have fun and stay creative! 

Hugs 

Ingrid & the amazing DT Ladies! xxx 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

MMW#27: AMMG with a Twist (Use Natural Materials)

Hey All! 

How is it going? It's been nice and hot here in the UK and we're enjoying it to the full. You have to as it won't last long! Where ever you are, I hope you're having a good time. 

We're back with a new challenge and this time there's a twist! We'd like to see you use natural materials. My teamies absolutely smashed it and I hope you will feel inspired by their gorgeous samples for this month's theme. 

Before I show you their masterpieces, I'd like to thank to those who entered our last challenge. Oh my, you guys are so talented. There were so many amazing entries, I have no idea how we're going to pick our favourites. But do come back to check who was selected on 16th July. I can't wait myself! 

Without a further ado, please see the amazing inspiration from the DT below: 

Hi 
Do you like to walk in the woods or in the meadow? I love! I like to collect herbs and dry them for the herbarium. This tag I did with some of them. They are inside, between layers of film. I made a video for you, it will be published a little later.





I decided to work on a wooden board. I used natural materials that I gathered in the field and on the beach. From the beach I took the small piece of wood and these absolutely smooth stones; from the field I gathered the moss and the wheat grasses. I prepared the board with clear gesso, painted a stroke with black paint, and then distressed it with sandpaper and distress ink. I painted the wheat grasses with golden acrylic paste mixed with finishing varnish. With the rest of this mixture, I randomly covered the stones and the edges of the board. You can see more details on my blog.






The title of this piece, She Is Of Nature, embraces the theme of nature's soothing solitude, and yet mystery. I love the look of Encaustic Art, but I do not enjoy the fumes or the heat that is part of painting with hot wax. I decided to experiment by creating a Faux Encaustic canvas. I started with a canvas board and a combination of mediums like gesso, modeling paste, glue, crackle paste, and antiquing creams. I was able to achieve a waxy look by varying the amounts of mediums and building layers upon layers on paper, stamping and stenciling. From my backyard, I gathered a small branch and picked three fresh leaves from a tree. I embedded the leaves and string beneath several coats of my medium mixture and cut and glued circles from the branch. I 'rusted' some nails to attach my altered wood chips. Just a few last finishing touches and my experiment was complete. Please visit my blog for more in depth details, a slideshow and a full product list.






Maria
I looove using natural materials in my mixed media projects! Most often I use wooden branches, dry plants, sand and smalls stones. This time I made a thick notebook with textured mixed media covers. On top of the cover I created a multilayered composition using handmade paper, textile and a piece of tree bark. Inside are the aged sheets of paper and transparent dividers with dried plants on them, emphasized with transparent texture gel and alcohol inks. Big thanks to Nadezhda Knmelevskaya for teaching me this kind of art!







Torsa
This month our twist is with some natural materials !! I have created a layout where I have used Jute strings and natural dried straws !!





I'm totally speechless! What do you think? Feel free to leave a comment below, it's always lovely to hear from you. I hope you're feeling inspired to have a go. Whatever you decide to use on your project, please mention it in your blog post, especially if it is not immediately obvious. 

The sponsor for this month's challenge is... 

THAT'S CRAFTY!

Prize: £15 online voucher

We're looking forward to seeing your creations! The link is below for you to link up. Have fun and stay creative! 

Hugs 

Ingrid & the amazing DT Ladies! xxx 



Sunday, 18 June 2017

Tutorial by Leslie


Acrylic Dream Chase 

Flip Cup Acrylic Pour on Mini Ceramic Tiles


Summer and hot weather have finally arrived, and with it a palette of tropical colors like ocean aquas and the sweet shades of dreamsicles! So with these summer-lovin' colors in mind, I have created Acrylic Dream Chase, a small mixed media canvas with a twist - Acrylic Poured Mini Tiles! 

True acrylic pouring artists achieve spectacular results from professional grade acrylic paints and pouring mediums, 100% liquid treadmill lubricant and a torch. I would like to show you how I made a budget friendly acrylic pour using supplies from the hardware store and craft store acrylic paint. 

Before I share the video below, here is a quick explanation of my project process. I began by using a stencil and modeling paste to apply a tile design to the canvas. Wanting to keep the background simple and dark to accent the colorful acrylic poured tiles, I applied only a coat of black gesso and metallic black paint followed by dry brushing gold on the raised areas. 

I embellished the wood butterfly with a twisted wire body and antennae before gessoing and painting the vibrant colors. More gold dry brush was added, followed by a sparkle varnish. The 'Chase Your Dreams' phrase was painted in the same colors. I painted some decorative excelsior with more gold paint and attached it to the back of the butterfly. 

The final step was to add all my pieces to the canvas. I used a heavy gel medium to make sure the ceramic tiles would attach firmly.

And now for my video on flip cup acrylic pouring. I hope you try it sometime, it is a lot of fun!

Leslie




Wednesday, 14 June 2017

MMW Winners & Fab3 (Feb, March, April, May)

Hi! We would like to thank all our players for your support of our 22th, 23th, 24th and 25th Challenges. 
 There were so many fantastic entries it was hard to pick but eventually we made our decision and choose our Winners and top three in no particular order...

Our February Winner (from MMW#22) is:

@nastyalena #canvas #mixedmedia

CONGRATULATIONS AnastasiaElena, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk
Thank you for playing with us!


And the Fab 3 are...




CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

Our March Winner (from MMW#23) is:

4. Creations by Nora

CONGRATULATIONS Nora, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk 
Thank you for playing with us!

And the Fab 3 are...






CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

Our April Winner (from MMW#24) is:



CONGRATULATIONS Jennie, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk
Thank you for playing with us!
CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

Our May Winner (from MMW#25) is:



CONGRATULATIONS Heidi, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk
Thank you for playing with us!

And the Fab 3 are...






CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER AND TOP FABS! 
YOU'VE DONE AN AWESOME JOB! 
You all have created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and Top Pick honors! 

You still have time to play in our 

MMW#26: Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge

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Also, did you know that we are on social media?? Here are all the place you can follow us for mixed media inspiration, techniques and challenge reminders. And, be sure to follow this blog!!


Hugs,
The Mixed Media World Girls


Monday, 12 June 2017

MMW#26: Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hi Everyone! 

We're back with a new challenge and this time we're leaving it completely up to you offering you to create anything you like. No rules, no theme this month, only your very own imagination. Maybe you have seen a project recently that inspired you and you are itching to create your very own version. Or maybe you would like to try a new technique, new product you bought recently and want to show it off. Whatever you make, ensure it is a mixed media project for your chance to win a prize: 

£15 voucher to online shop Wild Orchid Crafts 
WILD ORCHID CRAFTS


Talking about winning and prizes... There will be one HUGE post with winners from the past few months on 14th June so make sure you stop by! Life got better of me lately and when I asked for more help with the blog the amazing girls from the team agreed to step in and help with posting. Can I just say.. they are an amazing bunch and this blog wouldn't be the same without them. So firstly, a big thank you to the team for being so AWESOME! You will hear from them directly a bit more from now on so you have more to look forward to. 

There will be a tutorial from Leslie this month as well so stay tuned! 

It seems that Georgie is also finding it a bit tough right now and has decided that it is time to move on. Today we are saying goodbye to her. I'd like to say a BIG thank you to this special lady. She has been my friend for a long time and her work has always been a great inspiration to me. I will miss you, Gee! Lots of love xxx 

Now, without a further ado, please see the amazing inspiration from the fabulous DT Ladies below: 

I decided to make a tag for my calendar. I really hope that June will be as bright, sunny as my tag.




I have made a canvas(8x8 in) "Flight of consciousness" using my new alcohol inks




Leslie
Summer and hot weather have finally arrived, and with it a palette of tropical colors like ocean aquas and sweet shades of dreamsicles! So with these summer-lovin' colors in mind, I have a fun mixed media canvas with a twist - Acrylic Poured Mini Tiles!




Maria
This time I´ve made a big sunny statement brooch out of different textiles and decorated it with spray-inks, alcohol inks and crystal topping. The rose is made of polymer clay and then altered with alcohol inks and toppings.




Ola
Recently I began to like Steampunk, so I've decided to create a mixed media tag in Steampunk style. To create a background I added few chipboard pieces and texture paste. After drying, I've added all my embellishments and colored all components with Lindy's mists and Art Alchemy metallique paints. The final touch was to highlight everything with white Gesso.




Torsa
This month our theme is Anything Goes and I have created an art journal  with my handmade stencil of Bob Marley !! I have created the background with Lindy's Magical shakers and sea salt !! It creates an awesome texture on watercolor paper !! Then I have used heavy body metallic acrylic to created the image using sponge !!




Virag




Thank you, DT Ladies, for all your help and for the amazing contribution once again this month! 

I hope you are feeling inspired. I certainly am! We shall look forward to seeing your wonderful creations again this month. Thank you for entering our challenge and for your support! All the best, 

Ingrid and the fabulous Design Team. xxx