Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mixed Media May-Hem with Eileen Hull & DecoArt

This month Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge is all about inspiring you with Mixed-Media Sizzix projects featuring DecoArt Media products and techniques!  It has been non-stop Mixed-Media May-hem at the blog, be sure to head on over and check out all the fabulous projects the team has been sharing throughout the month. You have a few days left to link up your own project and have a chance to win a new die!

I used Eileen's new Vintage Travel die Passport Book to create an ATC display album.

Isn't that crackle on the covers fabulous? I was perusing the Deco Art Media how-to videos done by Andy Skinner and saw his Mega Crackle technique – I knew I had to try it! (Check out his great instructional video for all the details.) The base layer underneath the crackle was created with DecoArt mists (see list below). Wow are they intense! Here's an ATC card base I made at the same time I was spraying the cover boards (forgot to photograph those, oops!):

love those colors!!
I almost hated to cover all that goodness up! But I wanted that crackle so I continued on. ;-) The butterfly is colored using watered down fluid acrylics. The color intensity of all these products is really amazing. Just a little bit goes a long way.

The inner pages are stamped to form an area to set off the ATCs. I was trying to come up with fancy ways of fastening in the ATCs (non permanently) and ultimately kept it simple. I just have loops of washi tape holding them in! That way I can swap them out for new ones easily.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you to go get creative. Many of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE at Inspiration Emporium to save 10% if you go shopping there. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10 at IE. ;-)

Also, DecoArt just launched a new Facebook page just for their Media line. You can check it out HERE. Amazing eye candy abounds!


  1. This is so vibrant- I love the explosion of colors and the crackle too! Great idea for a book!

  2. Wow Lisa, the colours really are fabulous! Such a wonderful place to store your beautiful ATCs... Hugs, Anne x

  3. Lisa you sre right. These colors you had to cover to achieve the crackle were amazing !! Vibrant and lovely. But actually the crackle looks awesome !! As do your project. Love that small ATC book. You did a fantastic job.
    Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs from Monica... Spain

  4. I love the intensity of colour Lisa and that crackle looks amazing . Fantastic storage idea too for ATC's. Tracy x

  5. you make me want to whip out my depart crackle paint and brilliant colours and play!!!! love your mini!!

  6. Stunning!!! Like Diana said...I want to go an create with crackle paint, lol. Just love all the details of your mini!!!

  7. Love this. Your art is so inspirational


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