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One Door Opens - Mixed Media layout


























The phrase, "One door closes so another can open" comes to mind when I think of the blessings and disappointments in life.  When something happens, we often don't understand the meaning but if we think about how things happen for a reason, it all seems better!  This layout is a tribute to that idea.

Modeling paste through sequin waste or a circle dot stencil gives lots of texture and then some lines drawn through using the other end of a paintbrush that comes with our Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Mix and Match Mixed Media sets. Once it dried, I used my Gelato sprays (see this post here for a how to) over a wooden bird shape and allowed it to drip down through the dots.



The pink Gelato spray was added as an accent and a shot of color!

Here you can see the texture and the bird shape well.  The Gelato sprays are rich and give lots of sparkle when you add Metallic colors in there!


I used PITT Artist pens for the journaling on this layout.  I love how smooth they write on cardstock and other materials!  I'm always trying to push the materials and create texture within my artwork.  I love how versatile these products are! 


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®  in Metallic Melon, Champagne Gold, Silver Ice, Black Licorice, Bubble Gum

Essential PITT® Artist Pens: BLACK

Essential Tools Set

Scrapbooking From The Inside Out December "Release" kit

Light Modeling Paste: Golden Paints

Crafter's Workshop stencils

Helmar Adhesives


Jen Matott  A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys. She currently designs for WOW Embossing Powders USA, Get It Scrapped!, Scrapbooking From The Inside Out kits, and is on the Prima Marketing Educator Team.


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your project is great!!love the combination...

Absolutely love everything about this from the title phrase, the layout and the mixed media's you used. Simple wonderful!

I love this layout and your texture!

Beautiful sentiment as well as techniques used. I hope to accomplish this level of art myself one day.

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