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Home Decor Mixed media Style by Liz Marsden

Home Decor Mixed media Style by Liz Marsden

Hi guys, I'm back today for The Mad Scrapper design team, with another of my mixed media makes using some of the fabulous products Janine sells in her bricks and mortar and online shop.

Of course it's online only at the moment due to lockdown but you can still order all the awesome products without having to wait.

I love to alter old used paint brushes and hubby found this one which was just right for the beautiful chipboard and flowers I had to go with it.

After gluing some twine from my stash around and over the top of the handle so I could hang the finished project up, I started off by painting some Finnabair heavy white Gesso over the handle and the top of the bristles, also going down the middle of the bristles to follow the chipboard design which would be going over the top. This gives a good base.

Next I went over the handle with some Finnabair stone effect paste, putting it on quite thick, to give some fabulous texture.

When completely dry I painted over everywhere I had previously used the Gesso as well as the Stone effect paste, with Finnabair opal magic acrylic paint in yellow/pink, and set this aside to dry really well.

Meanwhile taking the beautiful Dusty Attic Mystic Frame #2 and the Finnabair Tapestry stencil with some Finnabair modelling paste, I added it to the middle of the circle, and let dry. Then when dry, I added some of the same acrylic paint in yellow/pink, and again left it to dry. I added some Finnabair white wax on the chipboard parts I had left with the white Gesso.

At this point I glued the chipboard to my old paint brush placing it so the bottom of the flourish on the frame lined up with the bottom of the brush.

Again I used some old smaller paint brushes from my stash which again I painted first with gesso then the Yellow/pink paint. When dry I glued them in place at an angle on the brush.

I then started decorating the finishing touches to my brush, by using some of the gorgeous flowers Janine sells, the large white ones are from 49 and Market - Blossom Blends - Cotton. Following the smaller paint brushes as a guide, in between the larger flowers I added some 49 and Market flowers - Flower Series no1 in Cream and one white rosebud at the bottom.

I decided to add some metal embellishments as well for variety and added interest, so on the circle part previously stencilled I added two metal hearts from Finnabair Mechanicals - Tin hearts, and some metal leaves from Finnabair Mechanicals - Woodland leaves collection.

I then used another Dusty Attic Butterfly I had in my stash, this I left in it's natural colour.

I really love how this turned out and seeing as this is my last DT make as Janine will have a new Design team for the next six months, so lots of new ideas will be coming to you soon, so make sure you check in for that.

I wish to thank Janine very much for the honour of being on her first ever Design Team, and wish her well for the future and who knows you may well see me again in the future.



Old white Matte wax

Heavy white Gesso

Stone effect paste

Mechanicals - Tin Hearts

Mechanicals - Woodland Leaves

Tapestry stencil

Modelling paste


Dusty Attic:

Mystic Frame #2


49 and market;

Flower mini series no 1 cream

Blossom Blends - Cotton

Mini Rose buds White

Happy Crafting!!

Hugs Liz x

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Anonymous - February 19, 2021

Makes me feel that better days and better weather ahead, lovely project Liz x

Susan Crease - February 15, 2021

This is just beautiful. Nice to see one not grunged up so as to speak 😊. Good old hubby letting you have the paint brush 😉

Anonymous - February 13, 2021

Very spring like …. beautiful xx

Anonymous - February 13, 2021

Aww now I feel like spring and sunshine is on its way… creatively if not the weather. (Still snowed in lol)

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