Saturday, August 17, 2013

Playing with Mixed Media

Most of the time, I am a paper, glue, ink and scissors type of gal. Once in a while I may dabble in paint but that's getting pretty brave for me.

However, after playing with a little mod podge back in March, I decided there was a whole world of creativity out there waiting to be experienced. So, I recently dabbled a bit. And here was my result.

I started with 6x6 canvases. I cut overlays from the Cricut artbooking cartridge and used those to stencil with some acrylic paint (I mixed white with reinkers to get custom colors). Add some Proplayer paper and Proplayer assortments, the notebook paper stamp from the Cricut Artbooking collection stamp sets (this has got to be my favorite stamp and Cricut cut) and the new Framework Alphabet Stamps and these were actually pretty quick.  Avoid using mod podge or any multi-medium directly on the stamped images unless you are using pigment ink and avoid using the multi-medium on photos. It's not pretty. I am definitely not the expert on this but I am having fun with it.

 I'm wrapping up a Claudine Hellmuth class on Big Picture Classes so there may be some more mixed media appearing on this blog in the future. I really am enjoying it. But know you can always count on me for paper, scissors and ink creations. Always.


  1. Blythe, do you know if acrylic paints are acid free? I was looking at the craft store yesterday at some, but couldn't find it listed on the bottles anywhere, so I didn't buy any yet, but I had this same idea to use it with the new cartridge. You can find me at Thanks for any info. And your artwork turned out amazing. Love the alpha stamp you used!

  2. @Cassandra Bennett, I do believe that acrylic paints are acid free. I've used them on pages in the past and I see them used often in scrapbooking magazines and on various blogs. I googled it and didn't see anything that said otherwise. So I say go for it! Just don't do anything to a photo you know you can't replace! And thanks for the compliment on the canvases. I had a blast making them.