Hi! Chrissie here! It’s not a secret that I love papercrafting and I dabble in other crafts too when I can. One thing that I have never gotten the hang of is sewing. My mother is an amazing sewer and I could just never get the hang of it. The new iCraft® Mixed Media Sheets were initially created for sewing, but since I don’t sew, I wanted to use them in my area of expertise – paper crafts!
Therm O Web Supplies:
iCraft® Mixed Media Sheets (NEW Coming Soon!)
GLITTER DUST™ • GOLD
ZOTS™ SINGLES • SMALL
Dick Blick Canvas (8×8)
White Embossing Paste
Heidi Swapp Striped Stencil
Crafter’s Companion Midflower Trio Dies
Multiple Acrylic Acrylic Paints (Autumn Brown, Fresh Foilage, Cotton Candy, Lisa Pink, Titanium White, Primary Yellow, Primary Magenta)
OK, I did create a Mixed Media canvas instead of a card, but I was pushing my own creative boundaries!
I started by prepping the canvas with Gesso and letting it dry overnight. Once it was dry, I placed a stencil over it (securing it down with washi tape so it didn’t move) and I added embossing paste.
I peeled off the stencil and let it dry.
I trimmed down a piece of one of the iCraft® Mixed Media Sheets (coming soon!) and placed some dies on top. I ran them through my die cutting machine. These cut PERFECTLY! There were a few edges that weren’t 100% crisp, but I like it that way. That shows this isn’t just paper; it’s something different. Plus, I chose leaves, so I didn’t want them to look all crisp.
I added some pink acrylic paint to the dried canvas, then I placed the stencil over and added more embossing paste. I wanted lots of layers!
While that was drying, I decided to paint the die cuts. Since the material is like paper, it can be painted, stamped, foiled, colored on… You name it! I decided to paint it, but then flip it over and show the backside, not the painted side. This softens it up a bit and I think it adds character to the pieces.
Once the paste was dry, I added some white acrylic paint. Then I let it dry again (talk about patience, huh?). I went in with some Distress Crayons around the edges and blended them into the canvas with my finger.
Then I flipped over the die cuts (like I mentioned previously) and adhered them to the canvas. I added some sequins using small Zots™ Singles.
Finally, to add some shimmer (I just can’t help myself) and to protect and seal everything, I sprayed Gold Glitter Dust™ all over the canvas.
I seriously love the addition of the iCraft® Mixed Media Sheets. The added texture they give to the canvas is just perfect.
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Our team is at the Sierra Pacific Craft Mixed Media Event in beautiful Salt Lake City Utah! We’ll be showcasing our newest iCraft® Mixed Media products and NEW Watercolor Deco Foils™ that we know you’ll be very excited about. You can sign up for our emails to be first to hear when they are available for purchase!
We wanted to share with you a free printable we’ve created for the show attendees that you too can print off at home using our NEW Light Weight Mixed Media Sheets.(coming soon!!) Or you can print on paper as well!
Our NEW iCraft Mixed Media sheets can be cut, torn, diecut, inked, misted…you name it!TooltipText
Simply right click on the image above to save or click this widget to download.
And here’s a peek at our 5 New Watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheets we are releasing. From left to right: Amber, Emerald, Amethyst, Lapis and Summer Rainbow (coming soon!)