Altered Mixed Media Journal with Graphic 45′s Once Upon A Springtime

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Mine was filled with food and family. My children enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Grandma Easter Bunny. My daughter found the golden egg, which was fitting since hunting eggs is her favorite game all year round, lol!

The Once Upon a Springtime Collection was the first Graphic 45 collection that I discovered and remains my all-time favorite! I love it so much that I hoarded it forever, but I have finally let myself have fun and this journal is the result. As one of my first real forays into a full-on mixed media project, I altered this premade journal with gesso, gelatos, stencils, paste and, of course, fussy cuts from Once Upon a Springtime. I absolutely love how it turned out and I hope you all do, too! If you are a beginner with mixed media like me, follow along with me and my process tutorial on how I made this project.

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Supplies:

Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector’s Edition

May Arts Ribbon-Teal

Faber Castell Gelatos: Guava, Aqua Dolce. Kiwi

Faber Castell Whipped Spackle

Smooch Spritz- Splash

Gina’s Designs Flourish Frame Sienna Mini

Brown Archival Ink

Kaisercraft Flutter Stamp, (alternative here)

Floral Stencil

Gesso

Prima flowers

Journal

fabric

Collage Pauge/ Mod Podge

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