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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Book Cover

Our daughter created a book of love for her husband's 30th birthday and when she asked me to create the cover, I knew that Mixed Media techniques with Stampin' Up! supplies was the way to go!

Since he has received his book of compliled letters of love from family and friends on Friday, I wanted to share the basic mixed media process in pictures.


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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Process 1


First, I cut two pieces of chipboard from packages of Glimmer Paper to 9 x 12 and gave it two good coats of gesso.


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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 2

Made my own texture paste with recipe found online. (Leave a comment if you want the recipe!)



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 3

Added texture with stencils made courtesy of my downline, Catherine, and Stampin' Up! MDS images, Window Sheets, and her Cameo ecutter!



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 4

Literal cutting and pasting of the words "you are loved" from the retired Expressions Thinlets ---may still be on the Clearance Rack for $14.99!



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 5

Glued punched shapes, dry embossing, and title for more texture.



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Applied another two coats of texture...let dry.



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Added more punched shapes and textures.



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 8

Another coat of gesso!



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 9

Lots of spray color with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Spritzers, ink refills, and rubbing alcohol mixture. Several coats were applied to get the desired intensity.  I had to be really patient to let it dry between coats!



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 10

Added sponging of Early Espresso ink to add a more masculine feel.



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 11

Using Stampin' Up! Encore Gold Ink to highlight the title and other textures. Just call me "Goldfinger".  :)



Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Cover
Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Cover

Here's the completed cover that I mailed to our daughter.  The back cover was the same without as much texturing details.  She made it into a 3 ring book with letters of love mounted on coordinating colors of card stock.  I also created several "pockets" with my Envelope Punch Board and Stampin' Up! Designer Paper.  These added interest to the book and held little noted and folded letters.


Mixed media is a lot of fun and very do-able with Stampin' Up! products and a few extras...give it a try.  



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Lisa Brown

Thank you, Melanie! I'm still learning all about mixed media and enjoying using our Stampin' Up! Products to achieve it! Thanks for stopping by! Lisa

Melanie Giesel

Wow! I just found you on Pinterest by doing a search of "mixed media stampin up" I love mixed media and wanted to try it with SU products since I am a demo and I believe in using our products- your samples are amazing!Thanks for sharing!

Mary C. Farrington

Lisa... I would LOVE to have the paste recipe. Thanks so much...
Love your project here... GOOD JOB.
Mary Farrington

Elaine C

That was definitely a project of love! What a beautiful cover! Yes, I'd love to try the embossing paste technique.

Lisa Brown

Thanks, Debbie! It was so much fun to make!


Love this book cover can't edit to try it

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