I thought I would share with you today a mixed media style layout I made. I've been on the Bo Bunny design team for many years now and have gotten to play with so many lovely papers and embellishments. So for this project I thought I would pull together lots fun fun Bo Bunny embellishments, flowers, wood accents, buttons, chipboard and trinkets. I began by choosing a favorite patterned paper for me, from the Happy Tails collection as a nice simple backdrop for my page design.
Then I started gathering together lots and lots of embellishments from a variety of Bo Bunny collections.
DESIGNER TIP: The beauty of this project was that I could use bits and pieces from any collection irregardless of the color of the piece because I was covering them all with Gesso (to get an even and porous work surface) and then misting it all with some aqua and brown inks and then finally giving it all a coating of gold paint. See the two blooms with the green pearl centers? They were orange fabric blooms that Bo Bunny put out many many years ago. Here I was able to make them work by painting them to match my page.
Here is another view of the many blooms, buttons, metal trinkets, wood accents....even lace that I used to create loads of the deep texture on the page design.
I also layered in loads of chipboard, above you can see pieces from the Modern Miss collection (flourishes, large numbers etc.) and again, it didn't matter what colors they were as I was using a mixed media painting technique that blended them all together. Once the project was dry, I added a few jewelled accents and some brads that were in complementary colors.
Bo Bunny Products:
Patterned Paper: Happy Tails / Happy Tails; Miss Bold, Selfie / Modern Miss; Doors / The Avenues.
Chipboard: Modern Miss
Wood Embellishments: Kraft Wood Cogs
Washi Tape: Kraft Patterned Washi Tape
Trinkets: Serinade, Serenity, Apple Cider,
Buttons: Love Letters, Happy Tails, Modern Miss
Brads: The Avenues, Primrose
Blossoms: Clover Daisy, Natural Earth Pansy, Natural Earth Bouquet, Fabric Blossoms (older collection)
Lace: Natural Earth Lace
Jewels: Modern Miss, Primrose
I hope you enjoyed my mixed media page and hope that I've inspired you to use up those odds and ends and create your own mixed media piece! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and as always I appreciate all the kind and encouraging feedback!