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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Special Issue BLOG HOP and a GIVEAWAY!

Creating Keepsakes' newest special issue is out: Mixed Media Scrapbooking.  This special issue of FULL of wonderful ideas for getting a little messy with paint, sprays, art mediums, fabric, metal . . . you name it!!  Best of all, there are easy to follow instructions for most of the techniques in the issue.

Check out this link for the bonus online content: Mixed Media Scrapbooking

Here is one of the projects I did for this issue.  It's a mixed media canvas using a plethora of mist, paint, gesso, embossing powder, ink, etc.

Published in Creating Keepsakes' special Mixed Media Issue.  Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

One of the fun techniques I did for this canvas project was heat embossing metal.  I used a variety of metal keys, watch parts and a bookplate that were originally a more antique-looking metal.  I wanted to give the project a bright, modern look, so I decided to coat all the metal pieces in shiny silver.  To do that, I simply embossed each metal piece using silver embossing powder.  The Mixed Media special issue shows the step shot tutorial:

Just dip in embossing ink, pour on embossing powder, then heat emboss.  Easy peasy!

You can purchase a copy of this fabulous special issue in the CK Store.  As always, Creating Keepsakes is allowing me to give away a copy of this issue to one lucky blog reader. To be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on this post before the end of the day on Sunday, July 22nd.  I will draw a random winner.

And now for the blog hop part!  Go to each of the blogs listed a below and leave a comment on each one for even more chances to win.

Mou Saha                   
Laina Lamb                 
Joey Manwarren    
Ashley Horton            
Iris Uy                         
Maggie Holmes                       
The Scrap Review       
Piradee Talvanna        
Adele Beck                 
Kim Watson        
Kim Jackson       
Patty Cieri                               
Erika Hayes                 

Good luck!      

49 comments:

Faygie Fellig said...

stacy, that is beautiful your children look so sweet. i am way passed that stage now that my children are older. enjoy...

Katie Bolinger said...

what a great tip. Thanks

Auntie Em said...

Your LO is gorgeous! I love the misting. I often use the heat embossing method on brads as well. I found little black and red and blue stars which look great with gold or silver embossing powder for Christmas trees. :)

tape said...

Gorgeous layout! Thanks for the chance to win.

Margie said...

Beautiful page!!Love getting messy!

Krissy Kat said...

I'm just starting to get into mixed media. What an inspiration this book would be! Thanks for the contest. :)

Bellaidea said...

would be great to see it all!

Melissa said...

How cool! I never thought to heat emboss metal! Thanks for the tip!

Dora said...

I am so excited about this because I have all this stuff in my craft room RIGHT NOW!!! If only this baby would go to sleep I could try it out RIGHT NOW!!! Thanks!

Unknown said...

that was an excellent tut. thanks, debbie
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Irma said...

what a beautiful photo of your girls, ahhhh!
I had a brief opportunity to look through the CK - I really would get loads of creative inspiration from it. Thanks for the chance!

Ann said...

Thanks for the little tutorial on embossing keys! Great!

Romy said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous layout! I love what you did with the glimmer mist. Your pages are always so beautifully designed.

Kelly Massman said...

very cool!! i have used some mixed media techniques--this is a great reminder to do more; great idea to have this issue published! thanks for a chance to win!

charli said...

beautiful page!

Shawninaz said...

Love your technique, awesome!

wintam said...

I love the idea of "renewing" antique metals - it's great! (and I'd love to win this issue... they don't carry it where I live. Thanks for the chance!).

Robyn said...

I am in love with metal accents and looking for more ways to enhance it! You tip is great! BTW, love your LO. Thank you for the chance to win!

Sue said...

Loved the tutorial. I never would have thought to do that! Loved your layout.

Marie-Josée Trudel, trudelmj@yahoo.ca, (450) 655-1174 said...

Very nice!

Kim E said...

I dont really know much about mixed medias, Ive never tried anything out of the box. Thanks for a chance at this magazine!

contadinak said...

I'm sure this is chock full of inspiration!

Kathy Adams said...

I want to lean it all! What a fun book!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a gorgeous picture... love what you did on this layout, the mix of colour and texture is lovely!

leon santiago said...

pls. i want to be inspired more!

Moongirl said...

Oh, I love your project! I am having fun getting stared with mixed media supplies and would love great ideas.

Valerie said...

I adore your project. Love to get a copy of this book. Thank you for a chance.

tianna said...

Heat embossing metal is a great tip! So beautiful.

Thanks!

Carol in E TN said...

What beautiful paper, and I am loving how to emboss the key! Thank you for the giveaway.

the"divine"hand said...

Absolute gorgeousness!!! Have to get into some mixed media...

Hollyk said...

You layout is beautiful. I love embossing metal to get the look I want.

Cindy said...

I would love to win this. Just getting into mixed media and this would be a great learning tool for me!

Jojorenee said...

This is beautiful! Hope inside there's tips on how to make my misting look like yours! Great project!

Melinda said...

Lovely layout!

Lydia said...

Love your layout! Its really beautiful. Given me some ideas. :) Thanks!

Dale Tiernan said...

What gorgeous girls! Beautiful colours and arrangement too.

Laura said...

I admire your work all the time. You never disappoint!

Susan said...

Love the metal embossing! Thanks for the chance to win.

jengd said...

Your canvas is simply gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

scrape n scrap said...

love your layout!

MB Isaac said...

thanks for the technique tips! I will have to try it out.

Sagecat said...

I never really thought about embossing on metal...really like the finished product. Thanks for giving a chance to win the new creative publication!

Fabi Ormerod said...

great tip Stacy!!!! I loved to see you diving into mixed media (i love doing it)

Jomama said...

Your layout is beautiful! I would like to learn more about mixed media. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jomama said...

Your layout is beautiful! I would like to learn more about mixed media. Thanks for the chance to win!

Elisabetta said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!!
Elisabetta

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groovyvirgochick said...

Love that tip, great layout and I would love to win the CK Mixed Media Special.

homeandgardenwelcome said...

Amazing inspiration for those who are just beginning to venture into the world of mixed media scrapbooking. I LOVE your use of materials.