Sunday, January 28, 2018


Hi, There!

This photo of my project was a piece of cardboard that I used for some mixed media play time.  But it also has a purpose and that is to be mounted on a piece of wood (my husband has that project).  Then it becomes a decorative cover over a fireplace vent when the fireplace is not in use.  The draft coming from those vents can be bone chilling when you sit in front of them.  I made another one for the other side but did not photo it yet.  Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a blessed week, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Mixed media used:
The background was covered in Gesso and then I applied Tim Holtz tissue paper and lightly applied more gesso.  

I used a diamond stencil from my stash with modeling paste. A text sentiment stamp was also added to the background with Versa Mark Black ink.  

I then applied different colors of Lindy's Star Brust spray paints until I was happy with the runoff.  These paints have such a beautiful shimmer which is not caught in the photo. 

Painted a new Ivy chipboard with Silk acrylic paints and glued to the board and applied some glitter.  Splattered some more paints on the background.

Butterflies were fussy cut from my stash and applied with gel medium.  Distress ink around the board edges.  New Tim Holtz labels were also applied with gel medium.  Big Brush Indian ink was used to shade around everything.   

I forgot,  I used masking tape that was crumbled up for texture too.  Just had so much fun.  The saying in the center of the board reads - Our Happy Family.  The seven butterflies represent our family of seven living here together.  Here is a close up of that part of the board.

Sharing this project with:
SSS Wednesday Layer It Up
Crafting With Attitude #35  ATG
Creative Inspirations for January - Something New - my chipboard Ivy and Labels
A Inky Mess Challenge for January
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #318-#319


  1. WOW stunning mixed media board CaroleAnn fabulous texture and great little elements to personalise it
    Carol x

  2. WOW, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the soft colours and the design is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  3. WOW! What a gorgeous piece of art to cover the fireplace! This is just incredibly beautiful and almost enough to make me not want to start a fire ever again! LOVE IT!!!

  4. Beautiful mixed media piece, fab details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Oh ho so now we're getting into home decor. LOL Beautiful piece that will be much better to look at than a fireplace vent.


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