Saturday, March 24, 2018

See the Beauty - Mixed Media Art Journal Page - Catchy Crafts Creative Team

See the Beauty - Mixed Media Art Journal Page

By Creative Team Member - Dani Choate



- Start with blank double page. You will be working lengthwise within the book.
- Spray and splat Cadence Mixed Media Ink randomly over the page

- Once dry, tape the Cadence heart stencil (MA21) so that the bottom edge will not be even
- Stencil down the middle of the journal page using Cadence Style Matt relief paste in light mint green

- Die cut - 3x leafy branch die (in black)
                   - 2x leaf die (in black)
                   - 1x honeycomb frame die (in orange)
                   - 1x honeycomb frame die (in lemon)
                   - 2x Lawn Cuts 'i love you' die (in black)
                   - 1x bird on a branch (in black)
- Fussy cut a number of flower clusters out of the Vicki Boutin paper and some extra leaves
- Arrange the flowers from the paper and pop-up some with dimensional tape and attach down to the page
- Slide black leaves and fronds underneath and around the flowers
- Cut small sections of honeycomb frame in orange and yellow and add these underneath as well, stepping each colour three times around the cluster

- Add the wood veneer title, along with the 'Petite Diction' phrase line running along the bottom line of the title
- Sit and glue one single black bird on the top side of the phrase line

- Attach a few random colours of Little Birdie small florette flowers
- Use one 'i love you' die cut and remove the end wave from it. Use it to lengthen the other 'i love you' die cut - this will be what your hanging birdcage will be attached to 

- Lightly glue the long 'i love you' die to the birdcage and glue the birdcage onto the right hand page - As we are working lengthwise this will actually be the bottom page
- Use a teardrop (or any single row linear stencil) to add mint green Diamond Paste teardrops falling from the flower cluster
- Use Cadence coloured pearls to represent strings of beads falling from the bushes - also add some dots at the top of the page

- Attach rhinestones similarly alongside these other elements
- Make sure raindrops, beads and rhinestones are staggered in length
- Stuff a tangled nest of pink thread under the bottom edge of the entire cluster

- Add rhinestones to the birdcage, the 'i' in the 'i love you' die element & on the 'i' in the title
- Finally hand write the quote that ties all the elements together

" I don'task for the meaning of the song of a bird
or the rising of the sun on a misty morning.
There they are, and they are beautiful"
                                                -Pete Hamill

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