Hello mixed media makers! I have a new layout using the Vicki Boutin Field Notes Washi Tape and Stamp and Die Set. I got the idea to cover an area with washi, and then use the dies to cut out a butterfly /moth.
I used the gorgeous washi tape to create three of the butterfly motifs, and decided to keep them all at the left side, close to the blue border and the striped patterned strip. I wanted to create lots of layers with the pretty Field Notes ephemera.
First, lay down enough washi to cover the area you want to die cut. I made pencil marks so that I would get full coverage. I chose to only use one die, but you could also use the other ones in the set.
After die cutting the washi ones, I used the die as a template to pierce the holes for stitching. I used a chain stitch, like Paige Taylor Evans, with rainbow yarn from the craft store. I chose to stitch on two so that there would be an odd number of five total a this point.
Then, add the mixed media to the area you want to layer with photos and stamping. I used the Watercolor Brushes and Art Crayons to create the water color splatters. The n after that dried, I stamped in black ink, and some of the triangles from the Explore Stamp and Die Set are in blue ink. I layered the watercolor sticker as a title, but made sure I had pencil marks in place so it wouldn’t be covered later.
Then, add your blue pattern, and striped strip, and all the ephemera, punched bits, and die cuts you like. I really piled it on, to create lots of texture in this area. I stitched down the seam between the striped paper and the blue paper with a zig-zag stitch.
The layers for the photo are placed over the mixed media to create layers and interest. By using the pencil marks, you are able to make sure your mixed media is not all covered up, but peeks out from underneath the photo.
At an angle, you can see the dimension created with all the different Field Notes pretties. I added machine stitching to some of the punched butterflies as well. I watercolored the Watercolor Stickers from the field Notes line as well, to coordinate with my layout
Vicki Boutin White Foundations Mixed Media Art Paper
Field Notes Double-sided Patterned Card Stock
Field Notes Stamp and Die Set: Explore
Art Crayons Warm and Cool Sets
Field Notes Watercolor Stickers
Field Notes Stamp and Die Set: Shine