Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mixed Media layout {Bo Bunny}


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!
 

19 comments:

Petra Z said...

Very nice work, the blossoms frame the motif wonderful. I like it very much
Hugh Petra

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Gabrielle, Textures are fabulous on this.
Have a nice weekend, Julie x

luv46kdz said...

Just amazing. Love all your textures here. What a great way to use older collections.

Paula :)

Cathy said...

Adore this Gabrielle, so many beautiful textures framing your gorgeous photo.. stunning work!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic!

Bev Hayne said...

The way your design draws attention to the divine photo is simply gorgeous Gabi! What a great way to use up some of the endless bits and pieces we all have in our stash. Just love your colors.

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing, and love the assortment of embellies you have used.. a wonderful way to use those things that are a shade of color that you just don't use or even outdated things.. love the photo too.. absolutely gorgeous page!

mamablitger said...

You always make the most fabolous layouts !! I simply cant stop admiring your work. Each time you share a new piece with us I feel so inspired and do get an urge to get started...sigh......
Thank you for sharing .. LOVE YOUR WORK !!! Your style, your color choices... Everything !!!!!!
Hugs from SPAIN

Becky said...

wow..what a stunning page. You never would have known those flowers started off orange :). Love the photo too.

Romy said...

Gosh, you simply rocked the mixed media on this lay-out! It's an absolutely stunning one!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Another stunning page. You always have the most gorgeous art. You know exactly what and how to use the embellishments on your page, canvas, journal and the design always looks perfect.

Debbie L Gregory said...

Another stunning page. You always have the most gorgeous art. You know exactly what and how to use the embellishments on your page, canvas, journal and the design always looks perfect.

Joanne said...

Hi Gabrielle, this is truly a stunning work of art. Love the idea of being to use odd bits and pieces up simply by covering them in gesso then colouring them to the colour you want, fabulous!
Cheers Joanne

Lisa said...

LOVE.....LOVE this!!! Bout time you used some (more) horses!!! Gorgeous work as always!!!! Keep the horses coming!

Teresa said...

Another stunning layout Gabrielle. x

Karen Stasus said...

Your work is both beautiful and inspiring. I would love an opportunity to see you design in person! Your designs are breathtaking! I beg, borrow and steal your ideas wherever possible! Hope this is a compliment. I love following your blog and work! Thank you always for sharing!

Karen Stasus said...

Your work is both beautiful and inspiring. I would love an opportunity to see you design in person! Your designs are breathtaking! I beg, borrow and steal your ideas wherever possible! Hope this is a compliment. I love following your blog and work! Thank you always for sharing!

lstroker300 said...

Your work is absolutely stunning. Is there an upcoming video on how you made your latest page with the golds and blues.
Thanks

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

If you are referring to the ladt canvas I made, you can find the post/video here http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.ca/2015/01/new-video-tutorial-dusty-attic-shimmerz.html?m=1
...thanks for your kind words on my work! xo

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