Mixed Media and Shabby Layouts

Posted by Elena Olinevich

19 July, 2013 - ,

Hello everyone. Today I would like to share some of my works that shows how versatile are Maja papers. You can easily use them as for the shabby works, you can apply any mixed media techniques to your works, but you creation still remain delicate and soft.


I took this photo of me and my baby boy, when he was just 2 months, so I needed to express maternity feelings, care and tenderness. However I decided to add some mixed media techniques, as I didn’t want to look it too sweet.


So I took my favorite collection – Crea Diem . I like the mix of mystery and vintage they include, it makes me think on some eternal issues. For my background I used Blomstra-bs sheet and misted it with Lindy’s sprays.


While adding the red colors I had been hesitating a little, but I suppose it strengthen the Mother’s feelings.

Anyway I tried to balance it with the soft and light flowers


I made some fussy cutting of the clock images and small flowers from the Den oersättliga tiden and Känn dig själv sheets and placed them over and there on the background


Products used: Maja Design papers: Crea Diem Collection: Blomstra-bs, Den oersättliga tiden, Känn dig själv, Det skrivna består, Ord flyger bort-bs; Manor House Creations flowers, 2Crafty Chipboard, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists, Liquitex Modeling paste,  Prima mask, trinkets and ink; Kaisercraft mask.

My second Layout was made for Sketchbook 365 challenge and I used Crea Diem too.


This time I played with light colors and added some many layers.


just light misting and flowers:


Love the dots on the background

flotex   Products used: Maja Design papers – Crea Diem Collection: Sin lyckas smed, Efter regn, Fånga dagen, Det skrivna består, Ord flyger bort;  Manor House Creations flowers, Pink Paislee chipboard ; Prima mask, Liquitex modelling paste, Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists


Hope you have enjoyed my creations.



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  • Rea says:

    Beautiful layouts, love all the sweet details and added mixed media.

  • Cathy Lane says:

    Stunning projects Elena 🙂

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  • Both projects are so beautiful Elena! Loving the added texture and paints! xo