Mixed Media: Combining Coloring Tools

Now that we've returned from our annual trip to the Carolinas, I spent last night creating this mixed media scrapbook page, using a 12×12 canvas scrapbook page as the base.  I cannot decide if I'm going to put it in my scrapbook album, or mount it onto a wall-hanging canvas at this point.  I love having our memories right on display in the house, so the latter will probably win out.


I combined Copic Markers, Tattered Angels products, some masks, stencils and embellishments using different colorants.

This was a lot of fun to make, so I took lots of pictures of the step-outs if you'd like to follow along!  Click on each picture for a larger size if you wish.  Here are the steps, in order.

First, I used the framed Glimmer Screen for placement purposes.  I find it so much easier to place things using the square frame to place the inside cut out.

And then placed the inner piece, using the framed guide.

I'm using the center piece, mostly for placement purposes, and so I don't do more work than necessary on my background coloring.  Here, I've placed the sea grass screen on top.  I then outlined the design with a Copic Multiliner SP in Black, .03 size onto the canvas.  The pigment ink dries quickly and won't react with the other colorants I am using.


Here are all of the traced designs, with the screens removed so you can see them better.

Now it's time to color!  The Multiliner ink is 'Copic-proof', so it won't smudge when I'm using my colorants.  I used my Copic Markers to color in the negative space designs on all of these stenciled designs.  I used the chisel nib to color in the base color, and the brush tip to add shading with subsequent darker colors.

Here are some closer shots.  You can click on each item in the gallery for a closer look.  I don't worry about going outside of the lines, this area will be colored in during subsequent steps.

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I've replaced the screens on top of my colored designs.  I also put the white bags onto my misting mat, and placed some Heidi Swapp outline letter masks on top of these for my title treatment.

I sprayed Carribbean Blue Glimmer Mist at and then Crushed Shells, to combine and make green.  I layered Crushed Shells, Coral Reef, and a dash of Strawberry Shortcake Chalkboard Mist to the flourish detail at upper left. 

These were also sprayed randomly on the bags.

The multiliner ink and Copic Marker ink won't be affected, or smudged by the water-based Glimmer Mist.  That's why these products work so well together.


Look at how amazing these white bags look!

And now I've 'painted' these Glimmer Glass pieces on the reverse (it doesn't matter which side you choose, there is no wrong or right), with Glimmer Glaze.  Once they are dried, flip them over and FLIP OUT!  šŸ™‚


Look at these pieces now… also the bit of Glimmer Glaze dry brushed on the edge of the burlap tags.  What a fun texture to work with!

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So now the 2" x 2" canvas is placed underneath this Glimmer Glass piece, which was coated with Glimmer Glaze and a light coat of Strawberry Shortcake Glimmer Mist.

The picture cannot begin to do it justice!

I also did some laser printed photo transfers onto the canvas tags in the pockets.

For instructions on that process, go to THIS POST on the Tattered Angels Educator blog.

I hope you've enjoyed the project.  I had a lot of fun making it.

All canvas, paper and burlap products courtesy of Canvas Corp.

Tattered Angels Products Used:

  • Glimmer Mist – Caribbean Blue, Crushed Shells, Coral Reef
  • Glimmer Glam – Chandelier
  • Glimmer Glaze – Orange Crush, Emerald Cove
  • Glimmer Chips, Glass and Screens from the Seaside collection

Copic Products Used:

  • Multiliner SP, Black .03
  • Sketch Markers YG03/YG07/YG97, G21/G24/G28, YR61/YR65/RV23

Misc. alphabet stickers and Heidi Swapp for Advantus outline letter masks.


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