Comfortable & Cozy – Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello arty crafty friends, Mukta here!

Today, I have a mixed media project to share with you all. I was inspired to make this layout after seeing the overwhelming response I got for my ‘Precious Memories’ layout, which I made last month. If you missed it, just click HERE to see it.  My last layout was very feminine with loads of bright blossoms….so this time I decided to experiment with a cool color palette with hues of deep purples, lilacs, teals, turquoise and soft blues along with some  beige, white, brown, black. I really hope you guys like this one.

I have a pictorial tutorial to show you how I made this….so lets begin.

I started with a beige lacy pattern paper which is a part  of the new release (Cottage Lace) by Itsy Bitsy which is available right now available in selected locations only….but I am sure it will be available to everyone very soon. I quickly did a random placement of few flowers and embellishments to see how it would look and then got to work.

In areas where I wanted to shape my layout, I applied a coat of Little Birdie 2 in 1 Modelling Paste- White, after diluting it with little water.

Once it was dry, I did some stenciling in random places and allowed it to dry again. I sprayed it with diluted acrylic paints, in shades of lilac and light blue. I layered it a few times to build the color up, and then adhered my paper to a 12 by 12 inch chipboard.

Loved the way it looks right now. Then I added some corrugated cardboard and scrap papers to form some layers on the right side of the base. To add more texture, I also added some lace trims to the layers. I have used neutral colors because I wanted to add textures and layers to the layout without taking away from focus from the central part.

Most of the job is done here. I just went ahead and started to add flowers, chipboard shapes and few die-cuts from my stash. I added more texture using sisal fiber and thermocol balls dipped in gesso (using these as small stones).  I added a chipboard sentiment (another of Little Birdie’s new release) Always & Forever towards the right top corner and a printed sentiment Comfortable & Cozy at the bottom.  To finish the layout, I added Dazzle Cocktail- Blue Hawaii and purple microbeads with little white paint splatters. I hope you all liked my layout and enjoyed reading this post.

Here are some point I want to make :-

  • Everything on my layout is adhered using Monte Marte matte gel medium, Little Birdie Gel Medium- Gloss and Little Birdie Craft Glue.
  • The chipboard shapes are embossed using Little Birdie clear embossing powder and white embossing powder.
  • The chipboard pieces, soft gloss gel medium, paper and flowers used are from the new collection which will be soon be available to all.

Here is a list of supplies used:-

  • Mixed media Paste 2 in 1-White

  • Embossing Heat Gun

  • Corrugated Sheet – Brown

  • Dazzle Cocktail- Blue Hawai
  • Craft Glue 
  • Paper Flowers- White
  • Wild Daises Bunch 
  • CHIPBOARD SHAPES- FLOURIEST

  • HANDMADE PRINTED FLOWER-PURPLE

  • Gel Medium – Matt

  • Handmade Flowers- Mini Daisies, Assorted Colours

  • Stencil – Leaf #2

  • Camel Artists Acrylic Colour – Mauve

  • Camel Artists Acrylic Colour – Cobalt Teal

  • Sisal Fibre – Natural

  • Acrylic Soft Gel Medium- Gloss

  • Cheese Cloth

  • Embossing Powder Clear

  • Purple microbead
  • Chipboard sentiment
  • Chipboard shapes
  • Chipbaord frames
  • Pearls in white and lavender
  • Spatula
  • Pattern paper – Cottage Lace collection

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