Friday, 3 February 2023

Butterfly kisses by Martina Stoycheva

Hello everyone!

This month I decided to use one of my embroidery hoops to alter. They are very convenient in case you need circular shaped canvas and you don`t have one.

I combined gears, with flowers and butterfly. So still steampunk, but with a soft touch. My favorite! Only this month I changed the color palette from neutral, beige-brown to ultramarine with touches of gold and lime.

Texture comes from white crackle and white sand pastes and a few Mechanicals.

You can watch my video tutorial:

Happy crafting!

Hugs, Martina. 

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

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

With love by Kasia Salmanowicz


Recently, I welcomed the new year with my project, and it's already February and Valentine's Day is approaching. I thought it was a great excuse to decorate a heart-shaped base.

At the beginning, I put a layer of white gesso, and after drying, I glued rice paper. I used Soft Matte Gel for this. After drying, I painted the surface with Clear Gesso and then I started arranging the composition.

To decorate my heart, I chose Finnabair metal embellishments, such as decorative flourishes, rustic hearts and great cabochons with letters, which I arranged in the word 'love'. I added various laces and dry sticks to the composition.

I lightly painted the whole project with liquid acrylic paint in Burnt Sienna color, and then brightened the edges with white gesso. At the end I added a beautiful metallic wax in a silver shade and a paste with glitter particles, resembling ice crystals.

I invite you to our YouTube channel, where you can see the full video.


Kasia Salmanowicz

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

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