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Mixed Media Done 3 Ways

Posted by Graphic 45 07/05/2019 6 Comment(s) Layouts,Mini Albums,Mixed Media,Tags,


Hello, G45ers!

  Happy Friday crafters!  We are excited to kick off your weekend with 3 inspirational Mixed Media Projects, including a Tiny Mini Album, Layout, and Tag.  All three of these gorgeous projects have been created by Brand Ambassador, Glenys Vidal.  To honor our #G45MixedMedia - July Challenge Glenys went outside her comfort zone to try something new, and we think you are going to love the results.  Grab your papers, inks, and Metal Dies and let's create something new together!



Mixed media with Graphic 45 - #G45MixedMedia

Glenys Vidal


“Hello G45ers, today I want to share with you a few projects inspired by this month’s Facebook challenge, “create a mixed media project using Graphic 45 products”.


I have to confess that I am not a mixed media expert, I am more of a paper/scissor scrapbooker at heart, but I love all types of crafts and get so inspired by watching other artists’ creations. So I decided to join in on the fun and make a few examples that I hope will inspire you to create your own art with this month’s challenge.


Project 1: 

Mixed Media Tag Album



For the first project I created a tiny mini album using the Sunkissed collection. Inspired by the colors of the sea, I used pearl beads, gesso, sand texture paste, paints, glitter, and a lifeboat plastic toy that I found at the dollar store to create a fun nautical theme. This is the tiniest mini album I have made so far, but it is still is perfect for photos from a trip to the beach.




Here are some pictures of the inside pages:





Project 2: 

Reaching Your Dreams Mixed Media 12x12 Layout



For this project I was so inspired by my daughter’s strength, reaching her dream and graduating with a master’s degree from her dream university that I created a 12 x 12 layout that I will use to display in my office. For this project, I used metal and wood embellishments that were all painted with black gesso and distressed with inks and gold wax.



I used papers from the Communique - Deluxe Collector’s Edition to create layers and dimension. The colors of the collection match perfectly to her university’s colors.



Project 3:

Communique Mixed Media Altered Tag



This project was just pure fun to make! I altered a black square tag for an inspirational decor piece. I used the clock metal die and a chipboard embellishment from the Communique - Deluxe Collector’s Edition. Black paint and gold wax created a beautiful background.



G45 Tip:

Cut your dies images a couple times and adhere them together to create stronger pieces that you can paint or alter.



I hope these projects had given you some inspiration. Join the fun, and challenge yourself to create some art this month. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you soon with more projects.”




Graphic 45 Supply List:

Communique—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Square Tags—Black

Square Tag & Clock Dies



What a wonderful way to end a week!  Big thanks to Glenys for sharing so many projects and trying out a few new techniques, they were all executed beautifully.  We hope you have been encouraged to try something new yourself, and when you do be sure to share your projects with us on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page.  Have a fabulous weekend, and be sure to join us again all next week.


Happy Papercrafting!

6 Comment(s)

Glenda Buster:
07/05/2019, 11:44:49 AM

Cool projects thanks for sharing. Love the tips.

Anne Schilling:
07/05/2019, 12:53:01 PM

Beautiful! Love your tip to layer up the die cuts!

Bev Drake:
07/05/2019, 03:04:05 PM

Beautiful projects which are really inspiring. Great tip about cutting the die image extra times. Thank you.

Dorothy McCarthy:
07/06/2019, 06:26:04 AM,

These are great!!

Margaret R:
07/08/2019, 10:08:36 AM

Love these! I've been kind of intimidated by mixed media, but your projects really inspire me to give it a try!

Suza Barrera:
07/10/2019, 02:40:44 PM

Love them all, especially the mini album from the Sunkissed collection. Wondering if you could show pictures of the other pages as well as the back cover with any special assembling tips and related products. I love it, but need more explicit directions and product list. Thank-you!

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