Friday 8 December 2023

A Christmas Spirit mixed media project by Lori Woods

Hello creative friends! I love Christmas crafting- all the sparkle and magical festive ideas but in mixed media projects! I decided to create a shrine to one of the Christmas spirits but instead of the usual festive colours, I went with more of a sugar plum fairy palette!

I began with an MDF house shape and added a card to create a back, sides and roof so that I could decorate it on all sides. I knew I wanted to use wings in the design and since it was to be a house for a Christmas spirit what better way to use them than to create an ethereal roof!

I decorated the outside of the house using vines and added small Christmas trees to create a scene inside the house. 

For colour, I used various browns from the Finnabair range including liquid acrylics, rust paste and jewel paste to create a depth of colour and some additional texture. For the roof and small elements, I used a selection of plum/ purple paints.

A dry-brushing with white gesso helped to give everything a frosty feel and cotton wool added to a base set the snowy scene. The Christmas spirit was the finishing touch and this was created using more wing mould and coloured with Opal Magic paint which gives a beautiful iridescent colour.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your Christmas crafts and have a video of the full process for you here: 

Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place or online store:

Tuesday 5 December 2023

'Krampusnacht' Altered Frame by Reniferove

As we know, Santa Claus comes to good children, but what about the naughty ones? Krampus comes to those who have been naughty. This character comes from Bavarian-Austrian folklore and takes the form of a demon with goat horns, with a basket on his back into which he kidnaps naughty children, a rod and bells.

My today's project is inspired by the character of Krampus. Were these children good? Well, Krampus will decide.

But I’ve got a feeling… Santa isn’t coming this year..

Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place or online store:

Monday 4 December 2023

Sweater weather by Kasia Salmanowicz


It's December, so the temperature in Poland is not pleasant. A comfortable and warm sweater will be a perfect choice for cold days. The sweater motif also works perfectly in mixed-media projects. I invite you to a tutorial with winter and Christmas decorations just in time for December.

I glued one of the new Finnabair & 7 Dots Studio ‘Butterfly Effect’ papers to my HDF base. I covered the cut part of the paper with Clear Gesso and dried it.

Then I created a composition using Finnabair metal accessories in the shape of stars and snowflakes, a frame from one of the newest moulds, twigs and a few other accents that you can see in the tutorial.

I whitened everything heavily with White Gesso. Finally, I added Unicorn paste with shiny particles and one of the glitters.

Have a nice day,

Kasia Salmanowicz

Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place or online store:

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