Mixed Media Winged Compass

Hello lovely crafters, Lisa here and welcome to my post for the Itsy Bitsy design team. I have been playing with loads of mixed media products including lots of lovely chipboard pieces.

Here is my finished creation for which I will share a step by step tutorial with you today.

Firstly, I cut a piece of board approximately 8 inch square to work on. I chose it, as I needed a good sturdy background which could take lots of mixed media products and textures. I first covered the background with some drywall tape.

I then tore up some cardboard and added pieces to the background using Soft Gel Medium- Matte.

I added some Crochet Lace along with some other pieces of textured ribbons.

Next, I cut pieces of the Chipboard Arrows and Chipboard Chevrons and added them to the background using the Soft Gel Medium – Matte.

To add lots more texture, I raided my craft stash of metal embellishments. Some of these I have had for years and they consist of bits of broken costume jewellery and purposely bought metal embellishments.

I also added piles of Texture Sand and Mixed Media Stones.

When everything had dried and all the embellishments were secure, I painted the whole background with the White Mixed Media Paste. I painted a couple of coats of the Mixed Media paste to ensure the metal embellishments were covered and the whole background was pure white.

I then gave the background a wash of colour with Sailing Sky Chalk Paint. I watered down the paint quite well so the paint flowed into all the little nooks of the background.

I added some more colour to the middle of the background using Frosted Pool Alcohol Splash.

After the background had dried, I dry brushed a layer of the white Mixed Media Paste to tone the background colour down. While that was drying, I worked on the other chipboard embellishments.

I used the Angel Wings Chipboard and the Compass, which I painted with a watered down version of the Sailing Sky and then added some Vintage Photo Oxide Ink.

I wanted the Compass to have the look of a glass face. I poured a large amount of clear embossing powder in the center of the Compass and melted it slowly.

I continued to do this until there was a good layer of clear embossing powder over the face of the Compass. I then added a couple of the Silver Mica flakes by melting the surface of the clear embossing powder and gently placing the flakes on the top. I then continued to melt the clear powder until the flakes started to sink in to the melted powder.

I added some silver sparkle to the Angel Wings too using Silver Embossing Powder.

I added some Natural Sisal to the center of the background then added the Wings and Compass.

Here are some close-ups…

Thank you so much for popping by the Itsy Bitsy blog today to check out my creation. I love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment if you wish.

Toodles for now, Lisa xxx

Here are all the products I used…




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