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Mixed Media ATC to use up your scraps

Inspired by the recent trend in mixed media of altering embellishments with paints and mists to create a unified assemblage, I attempted this on a small scale with pieces of ephemera and left over embellishments from my stash. I stenciled artist spackle with the new Crafter's Companion Stencils and stamped into spackle with Mailbox Muse wings. I then layered pieces of torn book paper, canceled postage, German Scrap, trim, chipboard, mulberry flowers, and frayed fabric. I coated this layer with Gesso and after drying this layer, I misted Copper Maya Mist and homemade spritzes to form a base layer. After drying this, I adhered metal pieces, plastic shamrocks, paper embossed butterfly and fabric ribbon roses with E6000 and then once again applied gesso. I then applied a final layer of mists and heated the ATC to dry. I finally dry-brushed white gesso over the top of the entire card to highlight the textures of the assemblage elements.

closeup of top of ATC
closeup of bottom of ATC
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you liked my project!~leslierahye


  1. Incredible work. AND all of it on an ATC! WOW. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. this is awesome and looks like so much fun! I think I am going to try this on a mini canvas I have. Thanks for sharing!


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