A Month of ABC's - Mm

Hello again everyone!  Tegan here and I wanted to show you how to incorporate a little mixed media on your layout!  Don't be afraid to add canvas, paints, inks, rub-ons, etc to a layout~ getting messy can be lots of fun!  Take a look~

I started with a 12x12 piece of canvas (Canvas Corp) for the background.  I used the red gelato by Faber-Castell to color a random pattern on the entire outside portion of the canvas.  I then "painted" over the red gelato parts with water only to give it a softer look. After the canvas was dry, I used brown distress ink and an ink blending tool  (Ranger) to fill in the spots that I originally had not colored.  Gelatos are easy and fun~ Here is how use them...

1.  I colored on the canvas

 2.  And then painted over it with water.  Easy!

And I also want to show you how to include your scrapbooking papers into mixed media as well~

1.  Using a stencil, add paint to your patterned paper.
2.  Let the paint dry.
3.  Using an ink blending tool and distress ink, lightly ink over the painted portion.
4.  Add stamped images or rub-ons.  Enjoy!

I hope I have inspired you to get messy on your next layout! Until next time...

 GCD Supplies:  Country Charm~ Cherry Pie (1504), Floral Field (1507), Vintage Wallpaper (1514)
Splendor~ Heirloom (1678)

Tegan Skwiat GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal


  1. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I love love love how you created the backgrounds and loving the "A"!!!

  2. Fabulous idea...love this!