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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Home Sweet Home - JAN IAR Challenge

Dear all,
how are you all doing this week? Mine was great. My passion for mix media has grown stronger and stronger lately. I adore it very much. And comes to mix media, flowers are always brings beauty, especially the one from I am Roses, and somehow just realize a few months after using their products, that they have a challenge blog too, you could see it here. And for January, they have their challenge theme "Anything Goes". I love anything goes, so I thought, why don't I give it a try? I'd also like to include the challenge from The Mixed Media monthly challenge with this moodboard "new to you" since I wanna make something different with new technique..
I bought couple of months ago a plate. It's from NANU-NANA, a great shop for home decoration in my city. And here's how the wooden plate look.
I thought I bought and I wanted to make something different out of it. But can't figure it out what, till I saw the challenge from I am Roses. After a few make over, here's my wooden plate came out...
I did a lot of gesso, but before that, I applied a good amount of Mod Podge (Matte) all over the surface and covered it with some tissue. Once dried, I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang - Cape Cod Coral and Bodacious Blush. I then used structure paste with our stencils, to create more texture for my background. I set it aside and let it dry, while preparing my word "HOME". I hand drew the words on a water resistant paper. I cut it and line on the wooden plate to make sure they fit. I glued cardboard on the back of the words to give a  3D look. I applied similar technic with how I did my background to the words which was with gesso and structure paste. 
I glued the words "HOME" to the wooden plate and started to place the flowers where I thought I wanted to be. The flowers that I used from I am Roses are R2-426, R21-595(I took out the middle part and cut it in half and I placed it under two of the words) and S3-426. You could see more details on my photos. I added the glassbeads from 13@rts to create small splatters around the flowers, and some microbeads from my stash around the background with loads and loads of Mod Podge (matte). This idea came from Finnabair of course (I love her works) and I really like this new technique. Once dried, I brushed (to make more details came out) Inka Gold - Champagne around my flowers, my background textures and on the beads.
I would like to thank I am Roses and thank you The Mix Media Monthly Challenge for the challenges. Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you like what I made. Hugs, Merry.


  1. What a gorgeous project! ! I love all of the colors and textures! Thanks for joining us at I Am Roses!

  2. You did the right thing entering the I Am Roses challenge! Please do so every month and show us your beautiful mixed media projects. This plate definitely got a new life!

    Alexandra, DT

  3. Hello....this one is how you create and use the lovely
    Thanks for joining in our challenge
    Roselany, DT

  4. I love how you used a tray as your 'canvas' for this project!! It works perfectly, framing your beautiful work!! I love it!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Mediaa Monthly Challenge!!

  5. I love how you altered this tray!! This is a gorgeous piece of home decor. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  6. i just LOVE how your tray turned out! what an amazing home decor piece from something so simple. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. This looks amazing and it would look perfect on every living room shelf.
    Thank you for sharing with us at I am roses challenge blog this month, good luck!
    Tamara xx

  8. OH WOWZERS, this is amazing!! I'm in complete awe! You totally knocked this out of the park! Thank you for playing in our challenge at I Am Roses! Hugs, Rosie