Celebrate Love – Mixed Media Decor

Hi friends, DT Member Nandhini Vasandan here!

Valentine’s Day is gone but love is in the air all through the year… Today I will share the step by step process of a mixed media decor I created, to Celebrate Love!

Handmade gifts are not just special, but throws in a whole new meaning and value for the gift, for your loved ones. I have used loads of mixed media techniques to make this decor piece.

Let me take you through the steps in making this wonderful piece.

I started with 

Step 1

I have taken four MDF cubes and primed with white gesso. Then I used Little Birdie ‘True Love’ paper pack and trimmed to size as per the cube faces. I decoupaged the paper using Little Birdie Deco Magic glue – matte. These papers are even ideal for scrapbooks, albums, cards and journals. 

Step 2

Since the cube have six faces, I attempted to use different techniques to decorate each face. For the second face of the cubes, I created texture with mixed media paste, Stone Texture paste – ‘Graphite Dust’,  stencil and chip board bricks. Then covered the texture with black gesso. I added a circular chipboard which was also coloured with black gesso using silicon glue.

Step 3

To further highlight the texture, I used chalk paints ‘Pineapple Lolly’, ‘Walnut Cream’, ‘Passionate Plum’ and ‘Salsa Red’. Then iI added heart 3D handmade embellishments as my focal point.

Step 4

For the next face, I created texture similarly and used Little Birdie Alcohol Splash – Marigold and Wild Rose to colour them. I highlighted the texture using black. Then added a few primed chipboards and handmade embellishments.

Step 5

I wanted to keep the next face plain without texture, so I coloured it using the same set of chalk paints. To add themes on the face, I  randomly stamped with different romantic theme quotes. I coloured the MDF cutout; LOVE, using 3D Pearl Drops and added on the face. Then I added handmade flowers, metal micro beads – Summer Gold, Gala Pink,  Hearty Mélange, Golden Hearts and Crimson Hearts to add finesse to the project.

Here are few more images of the project.

Hope you all found this project interesting and engrossing. See you soon with another inspirational project.

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With love.

Nandhini Vasandan

Here is the list of materials used:-

Printed Cardstock Pack 6" x 6", 12 Designs, 24 Sheets, 250gsm – True Love

Acrylic Gesso 100ml- White

Deco Magic Glue Matte -225ml

Mixed Media Paste 2 In 1 -White 400gm

Stone Texture Paste – Crystal Sand, 150g, 1pc

Stencil – Entangled, 4" X 7"

Stencil – Rectangle Jumble, 4" X 7"

Chipboard Shapes -Bricks

Gold Alcohol Splash 50 ml – Marigold

Gold Alcohol Splash 50 ml – Wild Rose

Mini Embellishment Romantic Ride, 1Pc

Primed Chipboard- Flaming Beauty

Primed Chipboard- Love You Forever, 1Pc

Pearl Drops-Redcurrant 30ML

Handmade Flower Pearl Petites Pastel Palette 32Pc

Handmade Flower Jewelled Florettes – Passion, 80pcs

Hearty Melange – Crimson Hearts, 13gm

Hearty Melange – Golden Hearts, 13gm

Metal Microbeads 30gm – Summer Gold

Metal Microbeads 30gm – Gala Pink



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