Tina here today and I will be sharing how to use Printables in your mixed media projects. I am a huge fan of PaperWhimsy printables. The images and designs are timeless and they are perfect for all types of mixed media projects. I hope to show you how to think beyond the page to create your own unique art.
First up is a pair of resin covered wall art pieces.
Using Printable Sheet 062, I adhered a face to the back of Quirky Topper No. 1 and No. 2. with Matte Medium. Once dry, I applied a thin layer of Amazing Casting Products clear resin. Once the resin cured, I added my own bit of color with metallic powder. You can see the highlights in the dress and cheeks.
To 'encase' each image, I adhered the top and bottom of each Quirky Topper after I painted and aged each piece.
My second project is a hanging Heart Trio that uses the Printable Sheet 043b. I used the printable to create an easy, ready to use background.
Using Amazing Alterables as the backbone to my art, I applied the printable with matte medium, then aged it with crackle paint and embossed stamping.
To fulfill my vintage heart, I added vintage ribbons, lace, leather and findings to each heart. You can really see the luscious background on each heart in these close-ups.
To connect each heart, I added large jump rings for hanging.
My last project uses PW Printables as a focal feature.
PaperWhimsy has many window, door, and house shaped printables, so using these as inspiration, I created a house shaped mixed media project.
I applied Printable Sheet 120b to a black wood block, shaped like a house. I sanded the edges to give it a worn look, then sprayed it with various shades of spray mist for more color.
I added several embellishments and findings and adhered the wood house to a scrap piece of rusted metal. Mixed Media is great for combining all types of mediums, textures, and findings.
Next time you are looking for inspiration in a new project, don't forget to try Printables. They can really expand your creative possibilities.