Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Hi everyone!! I'm very excited to be sharing with you today my first creation as a member of the 13 Arts design team. Today I would like to share with you a beautiful mixed-media layout I created using amazing 13 arts products.

13 Arts products are available in Australia here at Sassy Scrappers, 
in the US here at The Flying Unicorn, and  
of course you can purchase them from the 13 Arts online store here.

'Fly High'

I have used papers from both the 'All is Love' and 'Fly Away' Collections.
I have used 2 different stencils to add texture paste to my background. To achieve the watercolor look on my background I have combined various 13 Arts Ayeeda Matte Paints mixed with equal parts Ayeeda Acrylic Liquid Medium. This thins the paints, making them more fluid, and increases its transparency. Then using a very wet paintbrush I began to paint my background working on very small sections at a time. This is because these paints are acrylic and they cannot be reworked once dry like a traditional watercolor.

Some details:

For my title I have used chipboard from the 'Fly Away' collection. I have primed it with Ayeeda Gesso, then covered it with a thick layer of Ayeeda Paint: White with Silver Glitter. 
I have also painted a 13 Arts flower green, tucking it beneath my papers.

All my flowers have been randomly brushed with Ayeeda Gesso and Ayeeda Paint: Silver Glitter, for extra sparkle.

As you can see I have also used the chipboard butterflies from the 'Fly Away Collection. I love how delicate and detailed they are. The butterflies have been painted using the same colors that I have used in the background.

I have used used Matte paint in Cobalt to add shadowing beneath all my embellishments and paper layers.

I have added some small resin pieces and gems around the page to accent, then to finish I have covered my photo and sprayed everything with Ayeeda Pearl Mist in Silver, giving everything a gorgeous shimmer.

I hope you like what I have created and find something here to inspire you!!

13 Arts products used:

Papers and chipboards - 'Fly Away' Collection
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Pea
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Mint
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Pistachio
 Ayeeda Paint - Matte Turquoise
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Cobalt
Ayeeda Paint - Silver Glitter
 Ayeeda Paint - White and Silver Glitter
Ayeeda Medium - Modeling Paste
Ayeeda Medium - Acrylic Liquid Medium
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Silver
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel White
Ayeeda Ink - Black
Resin - Curls
Resin - Roses 
Adhesive Beads - French Journey


Thanx for stopping by and for taking the time to leave your lovely comments.... xoxox!!!