Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly December Challenge!

It's mid-month inspiration time over at Mixed Media Monthly. Our theme this month is 'Believe' and you still have time to enter!

Our sponsor this month is Boozybear, creator of unique chipboard shapes and stencils to inspire your mixed media projects. I love the detail in them. I used the following sets on my Christmas steampunk project:

yummy chipboard shapes!

… and here is my project, assembled in the large Vignette Tray:

I lined the tray with Christmas paper from my precious hoard of Basic Grey cardstock (guess I need to use it at some point lol). I added clear crackle texture paste to parts of it, especially in the corners. Once that was dry, I misted it with a green/gold Tattered Angels mist to get in the nooks and crannies and add a nice shine. The chipboard shapes I painted with various colors of Silks Acrylic Glazes. The clock hand 'ornaments' also got a coating of Stickles for more sparkle. The Fresh Cut Pine Die Set was perfect for adding Christmas tree branches.

To make the electrical cord for the light, I used Eileen Hull's Twist & Style Tool to twist some wire into shape:

There is the wire hiding under the branches.

The tool is really easy to use. Eileen recently did a FaceBook Live video where you can see how (you can forward through the chit chat to get to the how-to part). I also have a tutorial on how to use it to make flower stems (same idea) HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out our MMM challenge posts (main & mid-month). We'd love to see you enter. =)

Also, I am entering this into the SanDee & amelie Steampunk Challenge Blog Winter Challenge. Check out the fun there too. ;-)

Dies Used:
Fresh Cut Pine Die Set

Chipboard Shapes Used:
clock mechanicals
shabby snowflakes
gear cluster

Idea-ology Clock Key
Idea-ology Vignette Tray
Sizzix Twist & Style Tool
Distress Collage Medium - Matte
Kraft Core Classic Paper Stack
Silks Acrylic Glaze
Prima Texture Paste - Clear Crackle
Distress Paint - Tarnished Brass
Stickles - Purple, Pink, Twilight

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

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