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Create A Mixed Media Layout with Textured Background

Written by Sathya Kala


Hi Crafty peeps, This is SathyaKala here with Debut DT post. Am excited to share my first project for PPS blog readers. Thanks so much, Neelu for this awesome opportunity.

Lets’s see today’s inspiration. Made this project in accordance with the current challenge theme : “Anything goes”.  Have created a Mixed media Layout with loads of textured background.


To begin with, selected a wooden plank textured designer paper, and applied clear gesso around the area where the focal elements going to be placed.


Created textures using Light paste and White crackle paste through a stencil. Added a corrugated package strip and misted the background with the inks.

Further more, textures are made by stamping texture stamps around using black archival ink, few are black heat embossed, tinted cheesecloth added with mosses for more textures. The focal image is placed with few journalling tags as mattings.

The prima grungy  butterflies and heart are black gessoed and thereby Prima waxes are applied to bring it to life.These are then placed on the Layout and loads of inks are splattered.

Prima artstones are added along with Prima golden mica flakes as accents. Loads of Prima frosty white ink splatters are added as final touches with sentiment strips.

Finally distressed the edges of the designer paper and matted onto a 12×12 white cardstock, whose edges are distressed using black soot distress ink.



Hope you like the project. Shoot your queries in the comment section and am happy to answer to my best.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!


Here are the things you need to know to join this month’s challenge:

1. Create a project with the theme “Anything Goes”.
2. Link us up in the “November 2017: Anything Goes” challenge in the PPS FB group.
3. All entries are due by November 30, 2017.

Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50


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