Monday, June 6, 2022

Magic Moon - MM project

Hello there! Let me first say this project was nothing like I envisioned. I thought I was going to make a "night sky". Apparently, that is not how it went. I guess I need to practice with those colors some more. So, the project turned out much lighter, delicate and feminine.

I love it!

Even though most of it is hidden, take your time with your bases. It's your foundation for everything else. I distressed the base with purples and blues and embossed lettering. I kept going with the colors until I was satisfied with the intensity.

Mixed media is all about "mixing" different types of media. This piece has waxes, embossing powders, acrylic paint, moulds and chipboards. The trick is to blend them in a way that is pleasing to your eye. Also, sometimes it's about what is in your stash. Do I emboss the clock or do I paint it? Well, that is entirely based on what you already own!

I love layering! It's all about complimenting the pieces around one piece and not letting anything else distract from the main piece. In this case, the dragonfly. The second main attraction is the harpsichord. Although it is slightly hidden, it peeps enough to let you know to pay attention to it. 

For feminine pieces, I love adding pearls and shimmering stuff to my work. I chose white pearl wax instead of glitter. But use what is in your stash to make it your own.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Lindy's Sprays:

  1. Tilt-a-Wheel Teal
  2. Tibetan Poppy Teal
  3. Urban Amethyst
  4. Black Orchid Silver

Lindy's Embossing Powders:

Silver Moon Turquoise

Finnabair Paints:

  1. Opal Magic Teal-Pink
  2. Metallique Frozen Berries
  3. Sparks Mermaid Sparkle
  4. Metallique Silver Spoon

Finnabair Waxes:

  1. White Pearl
  2. White Gold

Finnabair Moulds

Flower Moulds

49 and Market Flowers

Scrapaholics Chipboard

Renea Bouquet Moon and Stars

Renea Bouquet Pearls

Renea Bouquet Dragonfly

Laser Cut Moon (base)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mixed Media - All About Spring

Hello everyone! Here is my Spring project for 2022. I wanted this to display the riot of colors that a lovely spring garden can hold. Especially if garden was tended by me  . . . cause I'm not much of a gardener.

Sprapaholics has the best spring garden boots in their chipboard stash and I just loved using it here. Imitating spring, I used several types of textures from various places in my stash, including Renea Bouquets beautiful board, 49 and market flowers, spongy moss, and more!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

The base is a corkboard cutting board I found in Home Goods. The texture and design is perfect to use in MM projects (I found it on sale).

The paper leaves were embossed using Sunrise Salmon Gold and Beaucoup Mint. I'm not sure why I felt the need to stick a time piece on this project, but there it is.

The chipboard boots were embossed with Bratwurst Brown and Stampendous' Seasonings. I added a little extra distressing using gesso.

There are hints of molds in this piece that have a more "watercolor" look. I wanted the texture, but knew the boots were the main attraction. So the moulds add dimension and interest without taking your eyes away from the main attraction.

I've been saving this spongy moss in my stash for a spring project. I thought it really made a wonderful barrier between the two sides of the piece.




Lindy's Embossing Powders:

  1. Sunrise Salmon Gold
  2. Merci Beaucoup Mint
  3. Bratwurst Brown
  4. Orange Creamsicle

Lindy's Sprays:'

  1. Mission Bells Brown
  2. Wild Honeysuckle Coral
  3. Orange Creamsicle

Stampendous Chunky Metallic "Seasonings"

Finnabair Opal Magic Coral-Green

Tim Holtz Distressed Powder Vintage Photo

Acrylic Paint:

  1. Brown
  2. Burnst Sienna
  3. Brilliant Yellow-Green

Scrapaholics chipboard
ReneaBouquet chipboard
Creative expressions chipboard

Spring moss

Art pebbles

49 and Market flowers

Finnabair moulds

Die cut leaves and fillers

Metal embellishment

Monday, March 14, 2022

Mixed Media - Be True To You Canvas

Hello!! Stopping by to show you a spring project. It's hard for me to make "subtle" projects where color doesn't bounce off the piece. But Whale Watch Blue by Lindy's is such a beautiful color I can't help but play!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Lindy's supplies:

  1. Opal Sea Oats Shimmer Spray
  2. Whale Watch Blue Spray
  3. Hockey Puck Black
  4. EP Purely White

Finnabair Waxes:

  1. Vintage Silk
  2. Vintage Gold

Stampendous EP Seasonings

ReneaBouquet Beautiful Board

49 and Market Flowers



Graphite Texture Paste

Monday, January 10, 2022

Mixed Media Canvas - Make Nice Things

 I think I'm in love with this color scheme and style. I come back to it over and over. A wood theme mixed with "fall" like colors catches my eye every day of the week. I try many different techniques and color schemes, but this one is by far my absolute favorite.

Without further ado, here is my project, completely inspired by the photo above. I hope you are inspired too. Supply list is below.

I'm always on the prowl for interesting shapes and textures that I can use as a canvas for mixed media projects. The base is one of three cutting boards I found at Home Goods (on sale). That's right . . . a "cutting board". 
Even though I essentially made this one up in my head, it came together beautifully using 
techniques I've picked up in the last couple years. 

I knew I wanted to use teal on my leaf fillers, but didn't want "perfection". Then I remembered my distressed embossed powder. It's the only one I have but, really, you only need one or two distressed colors in your stash.

I knew I wanted to create a distinct border between the dark and light. Art Stones to the rescue! Get out a plastic cup, add art stones of your choice and size (I did all three), add soft gloss gel, color and finally I added black gesso cause the mix was too gray.

I love tucking little charms into my pieces. They are never the main focus, but rather for anyone to find them if they are truly looking. I almost always add chipboard letters to my pieces as well. It's an easy and cheap way to add "extra life" to your pieces.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Lindy's Colors:
  1. Magical Shaker Black Forest Black
  2. Flat Tweedle Dee Denim
  3. Starburst Tainted Love Teal
  4. Embossing Powder Spanish Moss Green

Finnabair colors:
  1. Opal Magic Teal/Pink
  2. Metallique Ancient Coin - highlights

Tim Holtz's Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo

Finnabair Chipboard and Mechanical Woodland Ferns
Finnabair Art Stones - all three sizes
Scrapaholics Chipboard - houses

Die Cut Fern and leaf fillers

49 and Market Flowers

Base - Cutting Board found at Home Goods

Art Melange Pebbles

White Gesso - Splashes

Folk Art Crackle Medium - Black part of canvas

Chipboard letters and metal charm watch

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Mixed Media - Altered Sleigh

 I want to first thank Olga Ravenskaya for her inspiring video "altered wooden piece". There is always a point where I follow videos very closely and then veer off on my own. 

Earlier this year, I received an altered wooden box from Toni Burks, aka "Little Black Dress", in an exchange group filled with wonderful goodies!! I used a bunch of those goodies on this piece as well. Thank you so much Toni!

Finally, to those of you in the U.S. and close to a Target . . . go shop at the little "dollar" section up front when the seasons/holidays change. You will find wonderful things to alter in that section. This year I found a sleigh and wooden door (previous blog post). I've snatched up quite a few for upcoming, yearly projects, once they were 1/2 off of course.

Without further ado ... here is my latest piece!!


Lindy's Gang:


  1.     I'm late, I'm late Slate
  2.     Whale Watch Blue
  3.     Black Orchid Silver
  4.     Tweedle Dee Denim
  5.     Frolic in the Forest Black
  6.     Sidewalk Chalk
    Embossing Powders:
  1.     Twilight Blue Slate
  2.     Tennenbaum Green Gold
  3.     Purely White
  4.     Silver Moon Misteltoe
  5.     Angel Wings Gold
Prima Products:
  1. Moulds
  2. Flowers
  3. Stencils
  4. White Gesso
  5. Sparkling Onyx Paste
Creative Embellishments:
  1. Snowflake chipboard
  2. "Peace" chiopboard

  1. Letters and chipboard - Hobby Lobby
  2. Stash from Toni's goody box
  3. Leafy die cuts
  4. Gold Pearls
  5. Red Bangles - Flower section at Joann's
  6. Champagne Glitter - Michael's
  7. Sleigh - Target "Dollar" section

Monday, December 6, 2021

Mixed Media - Altered Wooden Door - Joy

Welcome! Today I would like to share with you my first Christmas decor of the season. 

Won't lie . . . this took quite a bit of planning and set-up. I had to order the colors, order crackle paste, cut the dies, shop for glitter and create the moulds. That just means I now have all the supplies in my stash for the next one!

I was hugely inspired by the video of "Altered Brush" by Sanna Suomalainen. I used her process and colors scheme while adding my own twist to my piece.

All the supplies are listed below.

First I applied gesso, followed by PVA glue (Elmer's glue) then the crackle paste. Finnabair's crackle paste seems to be impossible to get here in the U.S. these days so I'm having to go a different route.
This step alone took several hours cause needed to let dry without using the dry heat gun.

I then applied White Sand paste, followed by glitter. Once that dried, I began the color process with Soft Satin and Steampunk Copper.

The composition of this piece went fairly quickly. I did use Lindy's embossing powders on my die cuts to add just a little more dramatic effect.

The title is embossed with Midnight Gold. The whole piece was then dusted with white gesso to mute the colors slightly. I then highlighted with Unicorn's Hair and White Pearl.
It's ALL in the video link above, except for the crackle paste, pebbles and die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!



  1. Metallique Soft Satin 
  2. Metallique Steampunk Copper
  3. Sparks Unicorn Hair
  4. Wax - White Pearl
  5. White Sand Paste
  6. Moulds - Sharon Shiv Collection (tree branch), Elisian Clockworks, Scrolls
  7. Heavy White Gesso

Lindy's Embossing Powders:

  1. Bratwurst Brown
  2. Midnight Gold
  3. Sunrise Salmon Gold
Elmer's Glue (PVA Glue) followed by Mont Marte Crackle Paste

German Glitter Glass - Rust

Recollections Glitter - Champagne

Gold Pearls

White Pearls


Flowers by Paper Studieo

Home Decor item - Michael's (large gold trimming)

Poinsettia Skeletal Dies

Mistletoe Die

Leaves (various types)

Pebbles using clear Epoxy Resin

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Mixed Media - Own Your Dreams

Sometimes I just really want to make "drama". The first time I attempted this color scheme, I failed with the background being too light...with a purplish tint. Not really what I wanted. I love extreme contrasts and gravitate towards that style in art more so than anything else (even though I do love browns and golds).

I went after my own inspiration with this color scheme. I didn't specifically have "plum" in my stash, but I did have poppy red.



Lindy's Stamp Gang:

  1.     Flat Danny Zuke's Denim
  2.     Flat Tweedle Dee Denim
  3.     Starburst Whale Watch Blue
  4.     EP Midnight Gold
  5.     Magical Shaker Black Forest Black
Finnabair supplies:
  1. Sparks Acrylic - Raven Black
  2. Bronze Age Wax
  3. Vintage Gold Wax
  4. Old Denim Wax

Hobby Lobby:
  1. Letters Chipboard
  2. Wood Gears
  3. Basic Shape Moulds

Scrapaholics Chipboard (at least three pieces)

Prima Marketing Moulds

Die Cuts with Stampendous Aged Marine Embossing Enamel

Buttons Galore Pearls

49 and Market Flowers

Monday, October 18, 2021

Altered Halloween Brush - Mixed Media

 Remember that phase where mixed media artists were altering paint brushes like crazy?

Well, I finally found a store where I could buy a larger brush for $2. 

I was hugely inspired by Sanna Suomalainen's Sparkling Nights video using various shades of black. I thought her piece was just gorgeous and I couldn't wait to try it for myself.

Other than having a different theme and adding a touch of Metallique Ginger Magic to my piece, I pretty much followed her steps. Her video is just fantastic.

1. I used black gesso on the entire brush except for the tip, which I left entirely alone.
2. I followed this with Jewel Paste Sparkling Onyx using a distressed diamond stencil.
3. Then I glued the lace down.

3. I gessoed all my individual pieces black before glueing. I find this to be easier than trying
to get the brush into small spaces.
4. I saved gluing the trinkets and flowers for later, as well the the pebbles with ginger magic.

5. Once the pieces were adequately dried in place, I began the coloring process. Letting the pieces settle into place after gluing means you can be a little more "rough" with your piece when applying color. This is very helpful for me as I'm a little bit clumsy.
6. I applied colors in this order:
 Charcoal Black wax, Graphite wax, Raven black paint, Old Silver wax, more raven black paint

7. I then glued my flowers down, adding Raven Black paint to dress them up quite a bit. 
8. I then added my pebbles with ginger magic around the piece.

9. Finally, covering up the main focus (cat skeleton is hard to see), 
I then added white gesso splatters.
10. I love videos. I truly appreciate everything women and artists go thru making them. If I were to add one little piece of advice that is not shown in any video that I've watched is this . . . after you start building your layers, let your glue dry. This is a patient process but start to finish it really takes no more than 2 - 3 hours. Go fold some laundry while it's drying. You are much more likely to regret trying to rush that one step.


Reneabouquet products:

  1. Reneabouquet Corner Web and Spider
  2. Reneabouquet Leaf filler
  3. Reneabouquet Lace

Tim Holtz Halloween trinkets

Creative Embellishments Spooky Tree


Prima leaf and roses moulds and time clock mould

Window from the dollhouse section at Hobby Lobby

Graphic 45 Black Roses

Finnabair Products:

  1. Charcoal Black Wax
  2. Graphite Wax
  3. Old Silver Wax
  4. Sparks Raven Black acrylic paint
  5. Sparks Ginger Magic acrylic paint
  6. Jewel Paste Sparkling Onyx
  7. Melange Art Pebbles

Friday, October 8, 2021

BOUNTIFUL FALL - Home Decor Mixed Media

Hello and welcome!! This is my latest home decor project for my favorite season...FALL!!! I made letters like this in the past using JOY (from Hobby Lobby) and crackle paste. Whelp, crackle paste has been rather difficult to get a hold of these days. So I tried something new...FolkArt Crackle Medium. 
Since it was my very first time using it I was amazed at the results. My other projects using crackle medium are even more detailed. Basically, the effect is similar to the swirls of alcohol ink, but also with some "crackle" effects as well.
The final finish was a glossy, glass like effect that is just gorgeous! I have more projects I will be posting soon, in which the effect is even more prominent than this first attempt.
What I learned:
1. Apply white gesso
2. Apply a full base color (you're lighter choice). I did not do this for this project. I should have.
3. Apply crackle medium. WALK AWAY....LET DRY ON ITS OWN. 
4. Come back and apply your next color choice (darker). I used Lindy's sprays since all the mediums      are water based. You can use acrylic paint as well.
5. Using your heat gun at this point is so fun and you will really see the pattern take a life of it's own.
    (much more prominent in my other projects)
6. Build your piece from there.
I gathered similar objects for each letter using Lindy's colors and 
ReneaBouquet products to dress it all up. 

I did use Bratwurst brown on the embossed writing on background. 
Graphite paste was used on the stenciling.

I have copper glitter from ReneaBouquet that really add a 
wonderful final touch to the letters.

Since the leaf had a larger base to work with, I felt the need to add "bountiful" 
from Creative Embellishments and the butterfly from ReneaBouquet.

Some of the flowers are Prima flowers. Don't forget to check out the little acorn 
and pumpkin tucked into each piece!



Lindy's embossing powders:

  1. Oktoberfest Orange
  2. Scratch Broom Yellow
  3. Bougainvillea Red Teal
  4. Bratwurst Brown
  5. Tennenbaum Green Gold
Lindy's Sprays
  1. Crow's Nest Copper
  2. Mango Mania
Creative Embellishments - Bountiful word

49 and Market flowers

Die Cut fillers foliage
Die Cut skeleton fall leaves

  1. Flowers
  2. Fall Beautiful board cutouts
  3. Pumpkin beautiful board cutouts
  4. Fall Leaves beautiful board cutouts
  5. Copper glitter
Graphite Paste and stencil

Gold beads

Prima Fall die cuts

Folk Art Home Decor Crackle medium

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Falloween - Reneabouquet Home Decor Mixed Media

Hello and welcome!! I am hosting a Reneabouquet  "Falloween" themed swap this month over at   

All the items on this home decor piece (5 1/4" x 5 1/4") are from Reneabouquet's shop except for the colors. I used my Lindy's products for the color scheme.

On a wonderful side note, Since the pandemic, I have been having trouble getting my hands on crackle paste. It's one of my favorite mediums to use. So I decided to try the Folk Art crackle medium, never having worked with it before. Luckily it's a water-based medium but the directions say to use "FolkArt Decor Chalk paint"...whatever. I used Lindy's sprays. 


1. Apply white gesso to the base

2. Apply your lighter color choice (water based) all over and dry.

3. Apply Folk Art Crackle medium - WALK AWAY - LET DRY - FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO

4. Finally, apply your next darker color. Swirl and you can apply heat at this step.

5. Results - beautiful glossy, glass-like finish with swirls and cracks

Fall and Halloween are my favorite season and colors to work with.
 I love working with browns, golds, oranges, and greens. 

It can really add to a piece to finish it off with glass or glitter. 
Not only is it "sparkly", butseems to add another dimension to layering.

The Fancy Fall Corner has acorns and leaves in its design. But I need layers. 
Plus it's much easier to add embossing powder on separate pieces.

Isn't Darla the witch just beautiful? Be sure to catch the little opal beads
 placed around the piece as well.


Lindy's embossing powders:

  1. Oktoberfest Orange - I think they changed the name.
  2. Bratwurst Brown
  3. Tannenbaum Green Gold
  4. Midnight Pewter
Lindy's Sprays

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Mixed Media - Dreams Received

 Hello there!! I made this piece as part of an up-cycle challenge using ReneaBouquet's products at 

My up-cycle product is COASTERS. That's right, the background of large circles are old coasters that I was tired of using.

There are so many variations of mixed media that I could have used to make this piece but I decided to stick with my absolute favorites gesso and waxes with the color scheme of denim and orange. All supplies are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

When working with Finnabair waxes, remember to go from dark to light. All the pieces were first covered in black gesso individually. I then added the background coasters and layered wax colors peacock, denim and blue lagoon using a really stiff brush. Then I built and glued the rest of the pieces and walked away, letting the glue settle and dry. This ensures the pieces stay in place when I work with the final colors. I added layers of meteor showers, firebird, and aged brass (in that order) to the elements. Lastly, I highlighted (especially faces) the pieces with white gold.

There is a window frame behind the dream catcher to help build up the piece and give it more of
 a 3-D look. The main focus is obviously the dream catcher but I can never resist adding more 
elements to my art. I love wings and flowers almost equally. The dream catcher, the wings and the flowers are all from ReneaBouquets online store.

Instead of adding a "dreamy" title, I decided to go with a Finnabair stamp mould "received". I really like how it contrasts against the beautiful, intricate pieces from ReneaBouquet.


8 x 8 Wood panel (Michael's)
Wooden Letters (Hobby Lobby)
Old Coasters (Up-Cycled)
Wooden Window (Hobby Lobby)

Beautiful Board Dream Catcher
Beautiful Board Wings
Handmade flowers - chocolate

Finnabair products:
Black Gesso
    Old Denim, Peacock, Blue Lagoon
    Meteor Showers, Firebird, Aged Brass, White Gold

Monday, August 2, 2021

Mixed Media Canvas - Reflection

Hello everyone!! As you may know, I love making canvases and have made several pieces either for my home decor (rotated every season) or for loved ones. THIS piece is for me...about me. I had nearly every element in my stash that I could think of except one. No matter cause I just LOVE how this turned out. All the supplies are listed below. I'm not really going to explain what I did so much as why a piece is on this board.

The color scheme is even one of my favorites to work with soothing browns, metalliques and a touch of teal.
Roses everywhere - My favorite flower and Rose is my middle name
Steampunk - cause I love making steampunk mixed media

Dragons (even a little guy on the left) - I have always loved any type of fantasy. I love a good book with dragons in it.
Butterfly - I do love butterflies but it also reflects my love of nature. I prefer nature over cities any day.
Single solitary rose - My favorite book is Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey and the main character has a large tattoo of a rose with thorns and blood drops on her back, reflecting her unique nature in the world.

Here is a door with a tiny fairy and mushroom nestled into the corner. I have little pieces of fantasy all over this steampunk piece.

Book - I love to read. Especially fantasy.
Playstation controller - I have always played Final Fantasy using the Playstation...all the way back to Playstation 2.
XV (behind the book) - Tribute to Final Fantasy - my favorite game

And here is my tiny unicorn!!! I love unicorns so much that my family has started buying little gifts with unicorns on them again. Have you seen "The Last Unicorn"?

Dog - I love dogs, especially Shih-Tzus. My two dogs right now are Sky and Cassie. Plus I needed something on there for my 20 year career as an RVT. I'm a medical coder now, but veterinary medicine is my first love.
Swords - Tribute to fantasy and also that I love martial arts. Couldn't quite find what I wanted for this piece but I do have swords thanks to Katy Sue Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Lindy's Sprays:

  1. Opal Sea Oats
  2. Gossamer Gold
  3. Mission Bells Brown
  4. Dark Chocolate Truffle

Stampedous EP:

  1. Seasonings
  2. Shabby Pink


Graphite Texture Paste


Moulds from:

  1. Katy Sue Designs
  2. Finnabair
  3. Etsy


  1. Peacock
  2. Aged Brass
  3. Bronze Age
  4. Meteor Showers
  5. White Gold
Old chipboard 

Distressed diamond stencil

49 and market flowers

Graphite 45 flowers

White Gesso
Black Gesso