Monday, 3 August 2015

Yayy...Mixed Media..

Hello Friends,

I am back again to show my new addiction Mixed Media..

I have recycled packaging material that I got when I bought a wallclock from IKEA.

Here are the before and after peeps.


Here are the steps that I followed  :
1. First I gessoed the whole packaging and adhered the letters( cardboard ), flower punchouts and leaves using liquid glue.
2. I applied homemade texture paste using handmade stencil( flower punches and leaves) and allowed it to dry.
3. Now it's time for coluring..I have used Black,Red,Green and Yellow acrylic colours. Applied them randomly and blended them with my hand.
4. Stamped butterflies, sentiment ,a hanging monkey that you can see next to the photo and also bubble wrap for more texture.
5. Embellished it with handmade flowers , wood embellishment(car and a heart) ,washi tape and some cute little elephants which are from my stash.
6. Highlighted the textured flowers( The stencilling was a little bad because of the paper that I used to make handmade stencil) and letters using gel pens.
7. Fussy cut my son's photo and adhered it in middle to enclose the circle and it is ready to go on my office desk

Some more closer clicks:

I am very happy with the outcome as this is the first time trying in various techniques and will be happy if you can provide me your feedback/comment for improvement.

Linking to below challenges:
Lessology - Challenge 49- Use woodgrain
Lulupu - Challenge#52 - BABY - A little bit of Heaven!
Create Something CatchyAugust Challenges - Week #1 - The Craft Shop - Inspired by the colours,Butterflies,Scissors for fussy cutting
Pertty Paper studio - Colouring challenge - Treasure Valley
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - August - Altered art/Mixed Media

See you soon,till then Happy crafting!!!

Bye :)

P.S: I have updated the challenges that I linked as I have overlooked rules of some challenges but not able to delete them from the challenge post. Please kindly ignore if you find any discrepancies


  1. This is adorable! I love the bright colours and the cute photo. You've certainly transformed ordinary packaging material into a lovely keepsake.

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology.
    Please note that to be in the running for the prize, you can only combine up to a maximum of 5 challenges including ours.

    1. Thank you so much for your commnents. I have updated my linked challenges to follow the rules of lessology

  2. What a clever up and re-cycle project! Love the finished 'frame' looks brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology:):)

  3. I always love makes from packaging! It is recycling and produces such awesome makes like this one! So very cute and awesome layering! ~Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~ Nanette, DT, ~

  4. How cute and adorable this is. Fantastic you have recycled packaging hun, Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

  5. Great use of that packaging box. Just so colorful ..Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck. Rupa(DT).

    1. Thank you Rupa.Vey happy to hear from you as I got inspired to do mixed media after seeing your wonderful creations

  6. What a fab way to use packaging thanks for joining us at The Artisitic Stamper

  7. Lovely transformation done by you Mounika. You recycled it very beautifully. Thanks for playing along with CSCC Aug challenge- week 1. Good luck. :)

  8. Love this project, great colours, and a brilliant way to use a lovely photo. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Mixed Media challenge, Nicola X

  9. Fab project - love it.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. Such a fabulous transformation Mounika! Thanks for playing along with us at Lulupu Challenge#52. Good Luck!


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