Friday, July 19, 2013

Mixed Media Project by Carol Becker

Good Evening Bloggers:

Today we are releasing our first Mixed Media project by Carol Becker.   These projects along with the other designs are hanging up on the wall on the left behind the register at Scrapper's Playground.  Please feel free to ask any of our Staff for information on the products that were used in these designs.  

1776/Liberty Tim Holtz Covered Canvas Mixed Media Project by Carol Becker
(All products used on these layouts where bought/provided from Scrapper's Playground)

3 bottles of sparkly paint - Gold, Yellow,
1 jar of crackle paste
Set of stamps
Bag of green precut numbers
Tim Holtz 12x12 burlap covered  canvas
Dyan Reaveley Star Stencil 
Plastic Craft Knife 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut 
Tim Holtz Star Stamp
Uncle Sam Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Pin Dot Stamp

I love puzzles and challenges but hmm, never used crackle paste before.  I used a star stencil (TCW, sold at SP) and after mixing the paste with some of the gold paint, I slathered it right on the canvas using the stencil. After playing with a paper flag, I ended up making the flag with the crackle paste applied with a plastic craft knife. I  allowed the paste to dry overnight, given 24 hours, it crackled nicely.  I then painted the flag with Tim's Distress Paints. I used the pin dot stamp in the  background on the labels. For "1776",  I painted the green numbers with the yellow paint and distressed with walnut distress ink, applied with glossy accents. "LIBERTY" letters are Tim's letters. I cut a 3-d star in half (Debbie gave me that idea!) and painted with Distress Paint and the yellow sparkly paint. Ribbon idea from Tim's blog for the July 4th holiday, and I used Tim's star stamp for the center. Uncle Sam stamped and painted with Distress Markers, the sentiment was from the stamp set provided by Scrapper's Playground.

This project certainly was challenging. I used a new medium that I probably never would have tried on my own. I was pleased with the outcome and will use the technique again. Something new for your bag of tricks!

Awesome job Carol!  So creative!!


  1. This is fabulous!! I'm inspired to try that crackle paste

  2. awesome job love it

  3. What a project. It is breath taking

  4. I just love this canvas. I hope Scrapper's Playground offers this as a class. I would totally come!!!

  5. What a great project. LMS you better watch your back. LOL From Miriam I can't figure out how to post my name.