Mix'd Media Background Tutorial

Since young, I was taught to express my gratitude or simply to utter the word "thank you" to those who helped, encouraged or inspired me! I know Thanksgiving is around the corner & what perfect way to document my gratitude to the one I adore and love everyday... well , besides God! 

So I decided to create something fun + inspired by Fall colors using Donna Salazar's new Mix'd Media Inks & Smooch Spritz too = a mixed media background. Yaays!

Here we go...

First, get a cardstock and turn the Mix'd Media Ink around and start to stamp randomly.

Next, get a toilet roll and use Smooch Spritz to spray to create more circle.

Next, continue it with applying some gesso on the brayer. Roll it on the cardstock.
Tip: to give subtle look to the gesso, you can spray water over the gesso before rolling in on the cardstock.

Here is how it will looked like :)

To create more fun to your background, you can do some bubble stamping!

I love a lil Smooch dripping on my layout, so I took out Zutter's clear acrylic to use as a tool. I spritzed Smooch + water on it. 
Tilt the clear acrylic & allow it to drip it to your background. 
Tip: Spray water to dilute the Smooch.


To paint the branch & leaves on the artistic collection, I used a paintbrush along with Mix'd Media ink + Smooch to paint :)

Here's the finished layout....
This is my Mr.Handsome who never fails to love & provide for me from the moment we met. I love him dearly!

Close-up shots:




Hope you enjoy today's tutorial and do try out Donna's new Mix'd Media Inks and Smooch Spritz. The colors are amazing and perfect for any theme :)

Products used:
DSD Mix'd Media Inx for Clearsnap
DSD Smooch Spritz for Clearsnap
4x4 Clear Acrylic by BindItAll
Prima Black Rhinestone
Bubble wrap


Blossom inch said...

beautiful Jessy, awesome tutorial and gorgeous page! TFS.

Emily D. said...


Unknown said...

Wooooohooooo!!!! I loved looking at the photos of you stamping, inking, spraying and everything - so fun! So beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING! I loveeeee how you did that background and loving the gears too! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

BabyBokChoy said...

YOu always have such amazingly wonderful ideas with mixed media! brilliant page!

Amelia Khalik said...

Awesome background!!! Tfs this amazing tutorial..:)))

Marina said...

Awesome techniques and a fabulous LO! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing :)

Danielle said...

Beautiful page-really like that tutorial.

Lynnda said...

Goodness Jessy...This is amazing!! and you are amazing!!! thanks for the tute... awesome as always my dearest.... hugs...xoxo

liana suwandi said...

ahhh so so georgous love the tutorial Jessy!

georgia keays said...

Beautiful Jessy! Thanks for the tutelage too, I always look at MM backgrounds but never know how to do them :-)

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, what a wonderful background and love the layout your created with it. :)

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Jessy, this is amazing!!! I absolutely love it. I'm not always a fan of mixed media, but you created a beautiful, artistic page that works perfectly. :) Can't wait to try your techniques!!!

Unknown said...

Wow, you're a serious concurrent to Katarina, lol ! It's gorgeous ! And it seems pretty easy too !

Sarale said...

A wonderful layout!



Monique Liedtke said...

Oh wow, you really rocked it!! Thanks Jessy, I'm definitely going to give this a try!