Valentine’s day mixed media project using recycled packaging.

This is a Valentine’s day inspired mixed media project using recycled packaging. I used left over packaging, I layered them with gesso, white lace, and trim. I also used a stencil to add texture. I used the Jane Davenport mermaid markers, Tombow markers, and I layered the colors to get a vibrant effect. The colors came out much brighter than I wanted, so I was able to tone it down using some white and light pink watercolors. I also used some Lindy’s sprays to tone down the very bright pink color.

The other two projects are also recycled packaging, and I used acrylic paints and I layered all three with flowers and embellishments! I finished off the last 2 with Lemon color liquid pearls in the corners to bring the piece to life. This is a fun way to use mixed media and layer different mediums to get a bright and cheery effect!

Click to see the full video of how I created the first project

Crafty project share and DIY Inspiration!

In this playlist you can see some of my latest project shares! You will see some of my jewelry designs, embellishments for gifts and packaging, my art work, travelers notebook inserts, and more! Come take a look and get inspired to create!