Sunday 10 June 2018

Post 446: Mixed Media Layout- Inspire + Pictorial

Hi friends!!

Today is my first DT post for AB Studio by Aga Baraniak. I played with their beautiful stencils and have created a Mixed Media Layout- "Inspire".

The inspiration behind this layout came from the lovely photo of the dancer, I loved the angular pose she made and wanted to use the geometrical design stencils from my DT kit in this layout :)

The AB Studio stencils have great designs and are of high quality, so they can be used with all kinds of mediums like paints, inks, sprays etc... I would highly recommend you to check out the store (stamps, stencils, papers etc) as they have worldwide shipping and tons of options designed by world renowned artists. To explore the store, please click HERE. Also, for lots of inspiration and product info. you can join the AB Studio Facebook Group

Here are some photos of the layout:

Step-by-Step Pictorial:

1. Added color to the background using the ink smooshing technique (with a piece of acetate) and Gansai Tambi watercolors 

2. Did background stenciling with AB Studio's Stencil 72 & Catherine Pooler ink

3. Added more background stenciling with AB Studio's Stencil 3

4. For texture and shine, applied Nuvo's embellishment mousse (aquamarine) through AB Studio's Stencil 54

5. For the photo mats, created a DIY pattern paper by using Distress Ink & AB Studio's Stencil 59

6. Did background stamping using grey archival ink, distress oxide & mini stamps by Prima & Mudra 

7. To accentuate the fan design, outlined it with a watercolor pencil and went over the outline with a water brush 

8. Created die cuts for layering using thick black cardstock

9. Gathered the supplies for layering, used 3d foam tape in some places to add dimension, used die cuts, flowers, gauze & thread to create texture. 

10. In the end, adhered a few sequins and gems, added some art stones with soft matte gel for added texture and created some ink splashes 

Supplies Used:

AB Studio Stencils 59, 54, 3 & 72
Finnabair's Heavy White Gesso, Art Stones (Regular & Mega), Soft Matte Gel
Craft Medley Sequins
Tacky Glue
Die Cuts from Peekaboo, Spellbinders & Gina Marie Designs Dies
Faber Castell Graphite Aquarelle pencil
Wilted Violet Distress Ink & Distress Oxide
Catherine Pooler Ink- Aquatini
Shadow Grey Archival Ink
Mudra & Prima Marketing Mini Stamps
Gansai Tambi Watercolors 
Heavy White Cardstock

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. Mixed Media & Art- May Challenge (was inspired by the colors and butterflies)
2. Kora Projects June Challenge (was inspired by the soft colors, feminine theme and flowers)

Thanks for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!


  1. It's beautiful ! I loved the use of stencils and stamps to create the background.

  2. Lovely dear......u always amuse me with ur creationsπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  3. Un LO muy bonito y delicado!!!😍😍😍 Gracias por participar en el reto de Kora Projects!!!πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  4. Me encantaaaaaa... y el tutorial perfecto! Suerte en el reto!!

  5. LOVE It! Black details give a touch of elegance. Good luck!!!