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Mixed Media Journal

Rebekah Meier’s Mixed Media Products with Therm O Web

 

If you are a retailer or designer and will be attending the AFCI Creativation Show next month, I still have a few spots available in my workshop, Mix It Up with Rebekah Meier’s Mixed Media Products. We will create a Binder Journal and Collage Cards loaded with techniques for each of my products.  You will learn how to design Art Papers and Art Tape, distress Transfer Foils, create mixed media stickers with Mixed Media  Foam Sheets, and layered collage papers with Mixed Media Adhesive Sheets.

Here are the details:

W216:  Mix It Up with Rebekah Meier’s Mixed Media Products

Friday, 1/19/17:   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sponsored by:  Therm O Web

Instructor:  Rebekah Meier

Class level:  Intermediate (moderate experience)

I can’t WAIT to meet all of you and to show you some of these easy DIY crafts you can create yourselves at home! Sign up here to get updates on my schedule!

How to Preserve Leaves

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Preserved Leaves

 

 

How to Preserve Leaves

By: Rebekah Meier

 

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Mixed Media Foam Sheets

I found a way to preserve leaves and flowers I collect every fall.  Follow along and I will show you how I used Mixed Media Foam Sheets to permanently save them.  I made a trio of leaf squares of different varieties.

 

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Maple Leaf

 

Leaf Collection

Here a just a sample of my leaves.  The “raggy” the better.  I like them to have character!

 

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Peel one side of Mixed Media Foam film.

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Center leaf onto the sticky foam.

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Apply one coat of crackle glaze onto leaf and background.  Let dry completely.

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I used a variety of paints and applied the color with a cosmetic sponge.

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Apply sepia to cracks with a cosmetic sponge.

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Keep adding paint colors, drying between applications.

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Once paints are applied, add a coat of satin varnish to seal the project.

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Outline leaf with black pastel pencil.

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Maple Leaf

For the maple leaf, I also incorporated my Rosetta stencil from The Crafters Workshop.  Simply apply molding paste through the stencil before applying the crackle glaze.

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Holiday Noel Banner

Holiday Noel Banner

By: Rebekah Meier

 

Set the ScanNCut2 machine to cut two of #AR-0012 wreath 6”x6”.

Remove the cut wreath and set aside.

Set the ScanNCut2 to cut an 8.00” x 11.49” banner from embossed paintable wallpaper from the shape menu.  

Set the ScanNCut2 to cut one Noel from the word menu.

Paint Noel and each wreath leaf with metallic green.

Paint the banner with red metallic.

Hot glue a piece of green paper to the back of the painted banner.  Trim around the banner 1/4” from the edge.  Using a cosmetic sponge, apply white acrylic paint around the edges of the banner and each wreath.

Using black ink, stamp the painted wreaths with a script design.  Layer and glue the wreaths together.  Edge them with acrylic paint as done with the banner.  Create a bow and hanger from ribbon and hot glue both to the wreath.  

Disclaimer: I am a paid ambassador for the Brother ScanNCut.  All projects and opinions are my own.

Maple Leaf Wreath

Maple Leaf Wreath

BY: Rebekah Meier

Fall is here!! Whether you prefer spooky or traditional decorations, I think that we can all agree that we need a wreath for our entry, or even better a DIY wreath.

This year I wanted to decorate the door with a Maple Leaf Wreath! The best part of this project is that these leaves are LEFTOVER from a previous project I posted, Sun Print Wallet! In this case, I re-used the leaves that were left from the Sun Print project as a mask on the dyed fabric. Now I don’t know about you but I always seem to buy enough of the same supplies to last me a good 2 maybe 3 projects. If you’ve been crafting awhile, you know what I’m talking about!

Using my Brother ScanNCut, it was SO easy to come up with the perfect pieces to add to my wreath and the best part is you can use this tutorial for ANY season!

 

After the dyeing project, save all of your painted leaves.

Using black archival ink, stamp the leaves with a script design. Separate a wood embroidery hoop.

Hot glue all of the stamped leaves along the edge of the wood embroidery loop in a CLOCKWISE pattern.

Geometric Pillow

Geometric Pillow

 

Geometric  Pillow

Fall is on here and it’s time to break out some autumn-themed decorations!

One of my favorite ways to decorate is to use seasonally colored pillows. A few months ago, I created a geometric pillow that took me virtually no time, and I think I’m going to make a few more with a fall feel.

I love how something so simple ties in the season. And if you use your ScanNCut then cutting out the pattern takes virtually no time at all.

Check out my time-saving tutorial for a modern geometric pillow using the Brother ScanNCut.

Don’t forget to change the colors to match your theme! Watch my tutorial on how to make a Black and White Geometric Pillow now!

See it. Scan it. Cut it. Create it. #Brother #ScanNCut #brothercreates

Disclaimer:

I am a paid ambassador for the Brother ScanNCut.  All projects and opinions are my own.

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