Mixed Media collage ‘Magical Forest’

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

6 February, 2020 - , ,

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Welcome!

I hope our winter, which was actually not a winter at all, is over soon.

Grey, wet and some days it just doesn’t seem to get light at all.

But sometimes, even after frosty nights, you could discover a landscape

enchanted by hoarfrost.

This was my inspiration for my mixed media collage today.

 some close up’s

At the last trade fair we made some mushrooms of egg carton with our children.
They made enthusiastically fly mushrooms, that seemed contagious
and so I was inspired to tried another variant myself.

I used our wonderful winter collection ‘Holiday in the Alps’

‘Let it snow’ ; ‘Deers’ and some suitable monochrome papers.

Many thanks for your visit!

Have  a good time!

Kerstin

Strawberry Season

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 June, 2019 - , , ,

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Welcome everyone!

The strawberries are ripe, a wonderful time in the garden,

which always reminds me of my childhood.

There was nothing better than picking them myself and putting them right in mouth.

I was inspired to create a mixed media project on a canvas. For that I used some papers from the ‘Summertime’ collection. There you can find a lot of  red suitable papers. The Maja Design papers are always of a very good quality, they are firm and stable and therefore also ideally suited for colour games. It is advisable to always start with a layer of clear gesso, so that the paper is sealed and does not curl.

 Flowers everywhere

 Taste the strawberrys

Die cuts In the garden

some close up’s

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Home for the Holidays Collage

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

17 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, I have prepared the wall hanging collage using the lovely Home for the Holidays collection.

Lets have a look? The size is A4, lots of layers, chipboard, lace…home_for_the_holidays_petzerlots of close ups:

I have added many kraft accents this time for my collage.collage_det1pearls…collage_det2 collage_det3lots of glitter- gold and whitecollage_det4 collage_det6 collage_det7

for the glitter effects I have used these mediums:

I love how this adhesive spray works – you just spray on the place that you need and sprinkle over with the glitter or other stuff that you need.

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My favourite christmas collection by Maja Design is definitely Home for the Holidays, so I am still playing with it:

Have a nice weekend,

Eternity Canvas

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

22 January, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends. The snowy weather is outside, it’s peaceful and beautiful, but I have already switched from the winter to the spring . That is why many floral projects are in process at the moment. And today I am here to share with you a Floral Canvas I made.

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I used the photo for my canvas, that was made almost 4 years ago, but I still feel the smell of the gardens in bloom, amazing time really.

I also used Vintage Spring Basics Collection, so pretty.

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First, I wanted to keep the calm colors of the paper and add only the greens, but actually I enjoyed making the canvas background more bright than the papers and the picture are.

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The right thing was to keep purple and grey, but the necessity of adding the blues won that challenge.

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I am waiting for the days when we start live in the countryside and enjoy birdsinging in the garden.

Products used;

Vintage Spring Basics – 9th of March, 10th of March, 11th of March, Prima Marketing resin and flowers, Wycinanka chipboard.

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Beauty Mixed Media Canvas and Video Tutorial

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Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

18 November, 2015 - , , , , , ,

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Hello Maja fans, Gabrielle here with you today to share a canvas I made recently.  I had this cute soft green rose ribbon in my stash which made me think of those pretty couture gowns I sometimes see on Pinterest.  So I gathered some of my favorite Maja Design papers some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and some Shimmerz Paints and got started.

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The majority of papers I used on this  project came from the Vintage Spring Basics collection with a couple of papers from Crea Diem, Vintage Summer Basics and Sofiero collection.  I used the following papers for this project:  Vintage Spring Basics (1st of April, 6th of May), Crea Diem (Den oersättliga tiden), Vintage Summer Basics (1903), Sofiero (Princess Margareta’s Garden).

I thought it would be fun to create a video tutorial to share with you all to show step by step how this little canvas was created….so grab your favorite beverage, take a little break and enjoy!….


I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial! I thought I would share some of the close-ups below so you can view them at you leisure…

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I like to save all my title strips from my Maja Design papers for my projects and one of my favorite uses for them is to use as borders on my canvas’s.  They are a perfect fit width-wise and for a 4×6″ canvas, they fit perfectly  all around as well. Here I used the paper strips from the Sofiero ‘Princess Margareta’s Garden’ paper for this (although you can use any border that suits your fancy for this.

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I found the perfect little frame for this in the Dusty Attic Baroque (Square) Frames ….using the smaller of the two frames in the set I just gave it a little snip here and there to make it fit my 6″x 4″ canvas.  Prima’s Shabby Chic treasures had just the right size corset in it to suit my project.  And then I found a lovely little heart frame in the Dusty Attic Lacey Heart Frames.

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I chose my mixed media paint colors from the Kaisercraft rose ribbon a friend had sent me a little while back. I picked Shimmerz Paint’s ‘Ride the Tide’ and ‘Sage It Isn’t So’ Creameez to add a soft hint of color to the background of my design.  I added a little texture with some texture paste and TCW’s ”Mini Brocade” 6 inch stencil.  And finally I added a scripty title by using the chipboard word ‘Beauty’ from Dusty Attic’s Wordpack #20.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project and hope you feel inspired to create your own shabby-chic wall art using Maja Design papers! xo

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