Monday, February 17, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas, and two layouts featuring the Blue Fern Garden paper line

Mixed Media Canvas by Joyce:

I almost threw away this canvas because my technique on the corrugated elongated heart didn’t come out as I planned.  Fortunately, I recently completed a lace organization project, which I will share with you on March 17th, and remembered I had a large piece of lace.   I draped the lace over the elongated heart and my heart jumped for joy when it came out looking better than my original plan.  Sometimes your mistakes can turn out to be “happy accidents.”   This project features one of those darling little birds from the Little Bird collection.  Some white paint, mist, water color pencil, and a white marker pen helped give this sweet bird some life. You’ll also see some of those bohemian flowers painted, and a leafy page accent piece treated with the fiber tissue paper technique.

Close up of Little Bird:

More close ups:

Vintage Layout featuring the Blue Fern Garden Papers:

Oh these papers are truly lovely with those pretty images on each paper.  The soft pinks and browns inspired me to create something vintage with the Romantic Page Dangle and Royal Page Bauble chipboard pieces.  These dangles are my new favorites from BFS, they’re so original, versatile, and there is nothing else like them on the chipboard market. Both the dangle and the bauble were treated with some white paint, clear gesso, various colors of brown/copper mist, black and white marker pens, and some very small and thin metal charms to add some vintage flair. The strand of pearls on the bauble were coated with a heavy gel medium, a brown, dark brown, and copper colored mist, and a dab of white paint.

Another layout using the Blue Fern Garden "Timeless" paper with many Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces:
 The Tuscan Window frame was treated with white paint, green mist, and some brown glaze with a dry brush technique around the edges of the chipboard; Some dimensional pearlescent paint was added to the ribbon on the Rose Border chipboard piece; some white paint, green mist, brown glaze and a piece of a white paper doily was added to the button chipboard piece.

Thank you for viewing my projects, and I’ll see you on March 17th with an idea to help inspire you to organize your lacy bits featuring some Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces of course.


  1. So very pretty Joyce! Love that canvas, so glad you saved it! Love those soft purples, and I love how you treated the chain and made it look like bronze, really beautiful. :)