Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mixed Media Delight With Poetry and Paint

Today's project is a mixed media delight of poetry and paint. I used an assortment of stencils with paint, mists, and embossing powder to prepare the background. Gear, star, and wing die-cuts add interest while rub-on alphas convey the poem.
~ What if you fly? ~
 The gears and stars, applied in three layers, are cut from scraps. Single and double layer foam dots give the cluster depth.
 Jade/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Turquoise/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper from Rinea are layered for the photo mat. 
 The wings are cut from Ebony Starstruck Foiled Paper and Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper, both from Rinea.
The poem, by Erin Hanson was written about 5 years ago and has sparked a host of illustrations. This is my rendition of the piece, and most likely will not be my last.
 This page is my entry Scrap The Boys Mood Board Challenge:

Patterned Paper:49 and Market, Blue Fern Studios
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Mist, Paint:Tattered Angles
Embossing Powder:WOW
Pigment Ink:Color Box
Stencil:Stencil Girl Products, The Crafters Workshop
Dies:Momenta, Spellbinders, Echo Park
Rub-On Alpha:Making Memories

Scrap On!

~charity hotrum~


  1. OMG..what an amazing layout!! Your layering with stencil, mist, paint and embossing powder is stunning!! I love that!! And the poem matches perfect with your fabulous photo!!Thank you so much for joining us at STB.xoxo Heike

  2. Love that quote!!! Great job on brining it all together. Thanks for joining us at Scrap The Boys.

  3. Charity this such a wonderful layout, your mixed media is just stunning! I love everything about this layout. Thank you so much for joining us this month at Scrap the Boys x

  4. A fabulous page to support your quote and the stunning action photo. Thank you for joining us at Scrap the Boys.

  5. Wow!!! How perfect is that poem for your photo?!! Love this!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrap the Boys :)

  6. I love evetything about your page!!! Very cool work with background and just perfect combination of photo and poem (is it real handwriting??? Oh, I just love it!!!!). Thank you so mush for joining us at Scrap the Boys.

    1. actually, the poem is all rub-ons. I was stash busting and found a ring of Making Memories rub-on letters!

  7. nice mixed media work !! thank for joining us at Scrap the boys :)

  8. Fabulous layout, I love the addition of the poem to it, it fits in with the photo so well. Thanks for joining us at STB.

  9. Great page! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap the Boys