Tag Archives: Gelatos

Home is Where the Heart Is. Mixed Media Wall Hanging


I was inspired to create this mixed media house collage for my BOLB Kathy Clement who just made the Graphic 45 team hooray….and also just moved into her dream home. This is to be a new studio warming gift.  I  Started with the fabby new DIY Craft paper….which is really awesome…as a base then added all the fun little details with the smaller patterned papers from a variety of the 6 x 6 paper pads.  The bright colors are from layers of gelatos and inks and outlined with artist pens to make them pop.   I created this project 3 different times…to get all the details just right…but I’m really pleased with it and happy to gift it to my dearest friend.

Home Is Where The Heart Is Mixed Media Wall Hanging Graphic 45 1Home Is Where The Heart Is Mixed Media Wall Hanging Graphic 45 2Home Is Where The Heart Is Mixed Media Wall Hanging Graphic 45 3Home Is Where The Heart Is Mixed Media Wall Hanging Graphic 45 4Home Is Where The Heart Is Mixed Media Wall Hanging Graphic 45 5Home Is Where The Heart Is Mixed Media Wall Hanging Graphic 45 6

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style ~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~ 6×6 patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Couture~ 6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Couture~ 8×8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs~Precious Pets
Graphic 45 Mother Goose~ Sunshine Stripe
Graphic 45 Staples~DIY Craft Paper~ Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Gelatos~Aqua Dolce
Gelatos~Snow Cone
Gelatos~Margarita Mix
Tim Holtz Star Stencil
Signo~White Gel Pen
Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pen~Black
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen~Brush
Crafter’s Companion~ Simply Scipty Stamp
Crafter’s Companion~ Journal Jottings Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Turquoise Chevron Striped Twill
Ranger Archival Ink~ Black
Blue Buttons
Lace Scrap
Cork Covered Chunky Clothespin

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Journey Mixed Media Tag with Tutorial


Hey there Peeps. Well I’m recovering from a little too much holiday fun and getting myself back to the workday.  I created this tag tutorial with lots of lovely chippies and some mixed medias and ribbon and flowers.

Journey Tag 1Journey Tag 2Journey Tag 3Journey Tag 4Journey Tag 5

Please enjoy this tutorial I’ve created so you can create a tag just like this for yourself….

Prepare all pieces except the wood charm with a white base coat.

Begin layering on an additional base coat with gold paint, copper paint and black archival ink.

Add newspaper patterned paper to the back of the arch.

Add shading and contouring to the wings with Distress Ink.  Layer on pattern with text stamp and black ink.

Color back of arch with multiple shades of Gelatos. Blend well.

Coat remaining pieces with gold paint. Allow to dry. Add copper colored texture paint being aware of leaving some parts thick and some thin. Once dry dab sections with Steel Luxe paint.

Secure top of arch to base.

With glue secure a tattered piece of cheesecloth.

Clip Photo Reel in half and add to arch.

Sprinkle Micro Beads onto any glue still showing.

Sprinkle Micro Beads onto any glue still showing.

Secure wings with middles touching.

Layer on pocket watch, gears and key.

Add a variety of flowers in coordinating colors.

Finish tag with wood charm sentiment and tie off ribbon trim with twine.

Okay that’s all for me. I hope I’ve inspired you to create a mixed media tag of your own. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Two Hearts in One Mixed Media Tag


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share another mixed media tag I created for a certain someone to surprise him on his weekend trip away from home.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 1

I know you all are used to me adding big gimongus bows to my projects…but this tag really called for lots of ribbon in a variety of textures and widths and patterns. Also I wanted to reduce the bulkiness of it for packing so it’s just run through the metal eyelet and tied off with twine.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 2

The mixed media plan for this card was to add a variety of mediums like inks and stamps and Gelatos….but keep all the colors relatively dark to minimize the contrast.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 3

This combination of embellishments started with an altered chipboard frame then layers of hearts and tags and metal gears. That fabulous texture in the background  comes from some packaging material that came in a box of lovely treats from my BOLB Kathy Clement. A little gold paint was all that it needed to dress it up and coordinate it with the gold on the chipboard heart.

Two Hearts in One Tag Mixed Media 4

Difficult to see…but I added a bit of acrylic film strip ribbon. If you have some in your own stash…you will know it’s packaged in a fun tiny metal tin.  I attempted to take out a small length to add to this tag but it turns out to be a little like those old cans that would have a faux snake squished in that would pop out and surprise the person opening the can…..so there was acrylic ribbon just flying everywhere. I felt like the Three Stooges lol.
Okay on to that glorious ribbon combination~Black Plaid, Diagonal Stripe in Black, Black with Four Thin Stripes Sheer.
Other Supplies~

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Filigree Frames.

Gelatos~Iced Coffee, Black Cherry, Cinnamon, Red Cherry.

Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Barn Door

Ranger Archival Ink~Black

Color Box~Fireberry

Crafter’s Companion ~Textures Stamps-Journal Jotting
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Love is in the Air Heart Canvas


Hey there Paper Peeps!  Thursday is quickly becoming my favorite day because my sweet friend Barbara and I take over the Gypsy Soul blog and share our projects using the fabulous chippies from GSL.   Today I’m showing a mixed media canvas inspired by my BOLB Kathy who encouraged me to work on a creation for a challenge.   I really love how it turned out. That being said….there were a few times in the process that I thought the only reasonable course of action would be to swear at it..throw it on the floor and stomp on it.  I think we all go through that sometimes with projects right?
Anyhoo enough of my blathering and on to the canvas….

Love Canvas 1

I started with a canvas and some pretty non-traditional colors and of course my big ol pile of chippies!

Love Canvas 2

Since I knew I wanted to layer a fair amount of chippies I kept those neutral so they would pop off the darker background. These flowers were actually hand painted to match at 4 am since the craft store isn’t open then to get ones that coordinated.

Love Canvas 3

The background was color washed then layered with texture paste and a damask stencil.

Love Canvas 4

To create a lot of dimension and build up the layers I used some drywall tape that has a crinkly torn edge and a similar color wash….. then stamped with an itty bitty script.

Love Canvas 5

I’m using the large frame to anchor the focal point which is a heart clipped from Valentine paper then finished with Gelatos and archival inks.  The butterfly chippie is centered on the heart and topped off with a large key ornament…more hand painted flowers and the Love sentiment.

Love Canvas 6

After painting the chippie gears I tucked them in with the dimensional flowers to lighten it up and to draw the eye to the bottom corner.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
Other Supplies~
Ranger-Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Black Archival Ink, Damask Stencil, Weathered White Embossing Powder, Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.
Faber Castell-Gel Medium Matt
Versa Mark-Watermark Stamp
Gelatos-Aqua Dolce & Snow Cone & Coconut
Art-C- Steel Luxe
Crafter’s Comapnion-Once In a Lifetime Stamp
Pearls and Flowers

I’m entering this project in the Frilly and Funkie Love is in the Air Challenge.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G