I have always been fascinated by mixed media and have wished that I had a knack for it. I’ve been getting braver this year and have been trying my hand at more mixed media projects. I had originally thought to make this Mixed Media Travel Board Book for a swap because I thought it would be a quicker project than my usual cross stitching, but as it turned out, I probably spent double the time on it (and loved every second!). This won’t be my usual “how-to” style post because I’m just not sure that would be possible, but I’m rather proud of this as it’s my biggest mixed media attempt to date.
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I used so many different elements for this. I’m pretty sure I got the board book set itself from a Blitsy sale.
I collected travel-related scrapbook pieces from various places, making sure that I got pieces that represented places my partner had listed.
After that, it was a matter of playing around. I used paints from Art Anthology and DecoArt, glitter, map paper from Hazel & Ruby, decoupage, stencils, glimmer mist…pretty much anything I could get my hands on!
I made a page for Chicago to represent where I am.
The map hot air balloon is one of my favorite elements.
I kept the last page simple.
I have the itch to do a lot more mixed media now that I’m finished with my Mixed Media Travel Board Book. I’d love to find a local mixed media class so that I can learn techniques in person. This was a ton of fun to make and I can’t wait for my next project!