Friday, February 02, 2018

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Mixed Media Calendar by Melissa

Hi! I'm here to share another mixed media calendar to share with you today.

I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it and find it an to be an encouragement. 

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:
ARTplorations: Heart in BubblesBloom SilhouettesCircular Two Stencils
STAMPlorations: Trust in the Lord Stamp set.

1. I started by choosing a lovely hearty stencil (one of my ARTplorations favorites) and sheet of light pink card stock for my calendar base.

  2. I created 2 masks with removable sticky label and using the lovely stencil as a template. 

3. I used the negative mask first. I masked off around the stencil and sponged a variety of inks onto the background.

 4. I removed the mask.

5. I covered the the stenciled hearts with the positive mask and sponged on the same colors, but this time in the opposite order.

 6. I removed the mask to check my results.

7. I then replaced the mask and stenciled on a pattern of interlocking circles and a bunch of blooms.

8. I also added gold embossing paste and red Smooch Spritz.

9. I chose my sentiment, stamped in embossing ink, heat embossed with gold embossing powder and added 2 more colors of Smooch Spritz.

 10. I matted the panel.

11. Then, I added my February calendar. I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock. It measures about 4" x 2 1/4" or 4 cm x 5.75 cm.


Finished! That's all I have for you for today. I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

P.S. Don't forget to use my coupon code to receive 20% off at the shop.

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations Products Used:



  1. Wow! I'm always impressed with mixed media projects because I've never been able to do it myself. Love the verse too!

  2. Love the double stencilling and what great techniques. Vibrant colours and thank you for the wonderful inspiration x You sure look like you had fun with this one and got messy....fabulous!


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