Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap April Blog Hop featuring the Cherry Blossoms kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

During a recent mixed media workshop I attended, we were given a Idea-ology Framed Panel to work with in our project. We only utilized the frame and the back, made of wood, was too nice to throw away. I decided to create this mixed media project with the sturdy board as the foundation.

For detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Your next stop on the hop is Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog.


Mixed Media Art Instructions:

Cover the wood with white Gesso. Add layers of homemade texture paste to create depth and dimension with a palette knife. Find the recipe for the paste HERE.

Stencil Club Scrap May 2010 Blossom flowers onto two opposite corners of the board with Distress Worn Lipstick Crackle paint.

Once the crackle paint is dry, create a wash combining Ken Oliver's Color Burst Liquid Metals in Amethyst and Rose, water and Gesso.

Spread liberally over the entire board.

Tone down the purple color with a Gesso wash.

Dry with a heat tool. Focus heat tool on certain areas of the piece to create a blistered texture.

Apply homemade texture paste with a palette knife in random areas.

Allow to dry and apply Club Scrap Ash Hybrid ink to the edges of board with an Ink Applicator.

Attach 4x6"photo onto 4.5x6.5 Gray and 4.25x6.25 Cherry layered mats. Adhere punched Silver paper borders to the back of the matted photo and attach to the board with Bookbinding Glue.

Distress the edges of a Cherry Blossoms digital hybrid art panel and color edges with Ash ink. Adhere onto the board with Foam Adhesive Circles.

Stamp the Jumbo UM sentiment in Versamark embossing ink onto a Purple panel. Sprinkle with Clear embossing powder and heat set to melt. Distress the edges in the same manner as the hybrid panel.

Add paper flowers, Cherry Blossoms fiber and Bronze Coin embellishments to complete the piece.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!


  1. WOW!!! Julie, this is beautiful! What an awesome page and great technique.
    Beautiful picture too.

  2. Tremendous project and super special photo of you and your hunny!

  3. OHHH crackle flowers! I HAVE to try that one Julie! Beautiful layout.

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous frame, and love the photo! Its always nice to recycle or use things that weren't used in a project, love that too.

  5. Such a lovely keepsake made from what might have otherwise been a "throwaway" item! I knew your project would incorporate your infamous handmade paper flowers. Love it all!

  6. So many beautiful details, Julie. And look how smart you were to wear that scarf that pulls in color from the layout! Didn't know there was such a thing as Distress crackle paint. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Outstanding, Julie! Love the mixed media. That crackle distress paint is fabulous!

  8. Very pretty Julie, I love all of the texture you created. Your flowers are lovely.

  9. Love it - and your scarf matches the frame!

  10. Love those crackle flowers-makes a beautiful background! Those flowers are amazing!!

  11. Gorgeous Julie. Absolutely stunning!

  12. I can tell you had fun with this project, it shows! So adorable Julie, and love the sweet happy photo!

  13. You always post the BEST step out instructions Julie. I love the texture paste cherry blossoms. Way to recycle into a mixed media treasure!

  14. Wow! This is just fantastic! Lovely project and thanks for the tutorial!
    The Leaf Studio

  15. I love it when you play with fun supplies! And that picture? SO precious. <3

  16. So pretty!!! The texture of the background must be awesome in person!!