Tuesday, 28 June 2016

"Discover" Mixed Media Journal Page

Hello Friends ,

Mixed media is one way of expressing what you feel. This time I have created a Mixed media Journal page with the title "Discover" . 

Travelling is an inevitable part of our life . Travelling helps us discover who we are and at times helps us enlighten us. Here, I have used one such picture captured during our travel. 

Its difficult to jot down "how" to create a Mixed Media Journal. Its like swimming. You need to be in the pool to learn it. However, I would attempt to give you some tips which I learnt through multiple attempts (some successful and some not so successful) I made.

Priming the page with GESSO is a must before you do anything. This gives "tooth" to the mediums to hold on to the substrate.

Next, I applied texture paste / Modelling paste using Prima Sunrise Sunset Stencils - Checker. This gives a third dimension to your 2D attempt.

Lindy's Spray Mist : Caribbean blue is used to create the "wash" apprearence to the background. This is heat dried.

A few checkers were outlined using water color pencils to highlight them. I love the black and blue mix with a tinge of greenery ! Added a few layers of pattern papers to enhance the appearance of the image.

Arranging the embellishments is another art. You should be knowing what to use, where to use and when to use. This again is gained from experience - you may have multiple "not so successful" attempts - however never give up. 

Materials Used

  • Deep Red Cling Stamp-Dogwood Flowers
  • Gesso
  • Prima Sunrise Sunset Stencils - Checker 
  • Cheery Lynn Designs Fancy flourish
  • Metal Embellishments
  • Lindy's spray : Carribean Blue and Summer lovin sun
  • Watercolour Pencil


Linking this to : 
A Vintage Journey - Texture or Embossing Paste
Simon Says : Add Some Shimmer


  1. What a super project, love the different elements you put together here! Thannks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  2. What a beautiful design! love all the layerings, splatters, and pretty colors! thank you for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

  3. I just love this page - beautiful composition and wonderful texture.
    Alison x

  4. Remya, I'm so glad you shared this with AVJ so you can get some traffic to your fabulous site. This is truly a gorgeous and inspirational page and post. I love love your gorgeous stamped detail and perfect arrangement. Many times I create a fantastic background but cannot get the grouping right on my focal - truly practice makes perfect and next time I am stumped I will remember your words to never give up! I love the greenery you used and how the bright colors contrast the photo. Brilliant! Big hugs, Autumn


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