Mixed media is for all artists. If you are shaking your head because you are a scrapbooker, hear me out. Since mixed media incorporates different mediums and lots of layers you can basically make it your own. There are no rules when it comes to mixed media; you continue to add layers until you are satisfied. Mixed media is a forging form of art that anyone can get started with even if you are a scrapbooker!
I wanted to document my twins' first birthday and I thought the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media products would pair well with the photo and overall vibe I wanted for my layout. The entire line is pretty, bright, and eye-catching. I used so many of the Vicki B. products in my layout from the stencils to the art crayons. Being new to mixed media, I found the products extremely user friendly-they were not intimidating at all!
Step 1: Lay the circle stencil on your scrapbook paper on the top left side and begin going over it with yellow acrylic paint. Add circle all of the way down the paper towards the right corner.
Step 2: Grab the turquoise marker and trace some circles over the yellow dots you painted.
Step 3: Grab the tag die cut and add gel medium. Adhere it to your page. Next, add your photo
Step 4: On a separate piece of paper, go over the swirl circle stencil with yellow paint. Cut out a circle shape. Then, glue it to your page.
Step 5: I used the watercolor stickers for the "1" on my layout. I used watercolors to make it blue. I also grabbed one of the circle designs from the sticker set and painted it a light pink.
Step 6: I decided to add additional circles to my design. I used the pink art crayon to create circles on the left hand side.
Step 7: Finally grab a black marker and trace around your photo to anchor it.
See how easy mixed media can be? You don't have to only use mixed media on canvas, you can incorporate it into your scrapbook layouts! Just think of all the fun layouts you can do with all of these gorgeous products!
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