Today I’m going to talk about doing a little bit of mixed media (just dabbling really), but in a traveler’s sized notebook insert that fits in a Standard Midori. Often mixed media is done on a canvas or in a mixed media journal/notebook. My favorite mixed media artist is Vicky Papaioannou, you can find her videos here, her videos are so informative and also relaxing. I was fortunate to meet her at Creativation and she is so kind in person. Anyway, I’m not a mixed media artist by any stretch of the imagination, but just someone dabbling in creating things other than cards occasionally.
I used a watercolor notebook from Traveler’s Company (a Japanese company that created the Midori traveler’s notebook), but there is no need for you to use this. You don’t have to use a notebook at all, just a sheet of watercolor paper or heavy cardstock!
First I tested several distress oxide inks to get a sense of which colors I wanted to use. Below is a sample I made; I modified it when I actually prepared the notebook spread.
I stamped several images from the Magical Wizards set on the page and made several masks. I also made masks from the clouds in the Castle Building Die set. Using a blender brush, I blended chipped sapphire and faded jeans distress oxide inks as shown, and then sprinkled gold watercolor. Stars drawn with a white gel pen helped fill the scene.
I die cut more images from the Castle Builder set, copic colored the images, stamped a saying from the Magical Sentiments stamp set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Finally I prepared the images of Hedwig the owl and Fawkes the phoenix with copics and a little heat embossing, since I felt the 2 page spread needed a little bit more interest.
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