Junk Jewelry Mixed Media

Hello all,

So, I intended for this project to be a short 15 minute video tutorial however, that didn’t work out.  Ugh! I must have hit take the photo button instead of video because that is all I got out of the venture. Bummer!

Mixed Media on 6x6 wood panel junk jewelry 1.23.18

I really just wanted a quick and relaxing project for tonight anyhow, so all is good.  This project was done on a 6″x 6″ wood panel that I picked up at Craft Warehouse last time I was up in Idaho.  It provided a nice flat, solid base to work with so the texture paste went on with ease.   After giving the panel a quick brush over with grey paint, I applied texture paste through two different stencils (top/bottom).  After dry, I sealed the piece with matte medium.

I then sprayed blue and green acrylic paint on the portion of the canvas where I was going to be placing the focal  point.  I wanted to create a nice backdrop for the junk jewelry pieces.  A strip of metal studded ribbon was adhered across the lower middle portion of the canvas to provide a break between the top and bottom textured areas.

I really enjoy collecting and using junk jewelry on my mixed media pieces.  For this project, I used a couple of metal flower charms and a variety of beads.  Finally, I highlighted areas on the focal piece and canvas with a White Artist Pitt pen and then sprayed the entire project with Color Bloom spray (Pearl White).

Junk Jewerly from mom
My stash of Junk Jewerly

I hope you enjoyed this project.  Hopefully, my next video will be more successful!


Happy Day!



Video Tutorial – 45 Record

Hello all,

So here it is, my first full video tutorial.  I have had this idea to create a mixed media art piece using a vintage 45 record every since I picked up several old vinyl 45s at my local antique/vintage shop a month or so ago.  I was actually planning to complete a different project for this video however, when I couldn’t get this idea out of my head, I decided to switch gears.

My goal is to continue to improve my video taking and editing skills as I complete at least 1 video tutorial a month in 2018.  I hope you enjoy this project video tutorial and would welcome your input on video length, content etc…

I am also entering this project into the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog  for Challenge #34.  Pop on over to their site to see this as well as other very cool projects!

Materials list:

  • Vintage vinyl 45 record
  • Vintage Sylvania Flashbulbs
  • Vintage buttons
  • Hardware findings
  • Creative Embellishment – chipbard gears
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology -roses & stars
  • Bead Gallery – Two Tone Plated Bead
  • Woodpile – wood key
  • Glimmer Mist – Woven Burlap
  • Adirondack Acrylics – raisin, stream, lettuce
  • Art Basics – Soft Gloss Gel & Black Gesso
  • Art Minds, Matte Varnish
  • Fundamental Findings – small round beads
  • Other metal gears & embellishments

Happy day!




Winner Announcement; Giveaway – Guest Artist Celebration, Club Scrap

1/6/2018  Congratulations to Debbie G., she is the winner of the Club Scrap stamp giveaway!  Thanks to all who participated!

Happy day!


In celebration of being the December Guest Designer for Club Scrap Inc; I am hosting a giveaway of stamps from the Club Scrap “A Night at the Met” Collection.  What will one lucky, randomly drawn person win?!?!

  • Jumbo Sheet (6.25 x 8.25) Unmounted Rubber stamps
  • 4.25 x 5.5 “Art Nouveau” Unmounted Rubber Stamps
  • 4.25 x 5.5 “Greetings” Unmounted Rubber Stamps

IMG_3249[1]Guest artist badge_rsz

To enter, complete the steps below by 1/5/2018.

  1. Must be following me on Instagram  @loriscardscreat
  2. Must be following my blog  https://confessionsofastampoholic.blog/ (go to blog main page to “Subscribe”).
  3. Comment on what you will make first with these products (comment on blog or on Instagram post).

Winner will be announced on 1/6/2018

To revisit the 12 cards I made with the “A Night at the Met” collection, visit my previous blog post https://wordpress.com/post/confessionsofastampoholic.blog/2682 .

And…while you are checking things out, be sure to pop on over and check out the Club Scrap website at http://clubscrap.com/

Good luck to you & Happy day!