How to Create a Mixed Media Sea Layout

by Katelyn Grosart

You'll learn how to create a beautiful Mixed Media Sea Layout using Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection as well as a variety of Staples and mixed media products.

Supplies

  • 1 G45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea - Neptune's Adventure
  • 1 G45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea - Deep Blue Dreams
  • 1 G45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea - Aquatic Passage
  • 1 G45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea - Mermaid Melody
  • 1 G45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea - Steampunk Splash
  • 1 G45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea - Wild Waves
  • 2 G45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea
  • 1 G45 - Journaling Chipboard
  • 1 G45 - Decorative Chipboard
  • 1 G45 - Tags & Pockets
  • 1 G45 - Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
  • 1 G45 - Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes
  • Stitched Circle Dies
  • Mesh
  • Stamp Set - Mixed Media 2
  • Blue Velvet Art Alchemey Opal Magic Wax
  • Green Brocade Art Alchemey Opal Magic Wax
  • Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
  • Tiny Bubbles Chipboard piece
  • Dylusions Paint - Polished Jade
  • Dylusions Paint - Vibrant Turquoise
  • Dina Wakley - Palete Knife
  • Dina Wakley - White Gesso
  • Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Distress Crayon - Lucky Clover
  • Distress Crayon - Peacock Feathers
  • Distress Crayon - Mermaid Lagoon
  • Paper Trimmer & Scissors
  • Edge Distressor
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Blending Tool/Foam
  • Thin/3D Foam Squares
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Glossy Accents
  • Glue Dots
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Place the hole stencil as desired on Voyage Beneath the Sea paper. Apply texture paste through stencil. Continue moving stencil and applying paste through onto the paper as desired. Let paste dry.

    Step 2

    With the paste dry, randomly paint on White Gesso overtop of the stencil images and the patterned paper.

    Step 3

    While the white gesso is still slightly wet, randomly paint the Polished Jade paint overtop of the white gesso.

    Step 4

    With the Polished Jade paint still wet, randomly paint on the Vibrant Turquoise paint where the polished jade and white gesso paint is.

    Step 5

    To bring the Polished Jade, Vibrant Turquoise and White Gesso together, paint another coat of White Gesso randomly overtop of the Polished Jade and Vibrant Turquoise paint.

    Step 6

    To add some extra interest to the circles, apply Blue Velvet and Green Brocade Opal Magic wax randomly to the circles and the painted area.

    Step 7

    Apply Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers & Mermaid Lagoon distress crayons to the Mixed Media 2 stamp. Spray the crayon with water.

    Step 8

    Stamp circle stamp randomly onto layout. Continue to apply crayons to circle stamp, spraying with water and then stamping as desired on your layout. Dry with heat tool.

    Step 9

    Cut circles in half. Apply Emboss It Ink to each piece. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder to each piece. Tap off excess powder off each piece. Emboss each piece with heat tool.

    Step 10

    From the Voyage Beneath the Sea paper, fussy cut two seahorses, octopus and three fish. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.

    Step 11

    Step 12

    From the Steampunk Splash paper, fussy cut three starfish and two coral pieces. Ink the edges of the starfishes and coral pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.

    Step 13

    From the Mermaid Melody paper, fussy cut the man in the helmet out. Ink the edges of the man using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.

    Step 14

    From the Deep Blue Dreams paper, cut out 6 stamps, the fish border and the sea is calling border. Cut the fish border to 3 7/8" long. Cut the sea border to 3 1/2". Distress the edges. Ink the edges.

    Step 15

    From the Journaling chipboard, punch out 3 circles & 1 tag. From the Decorative chipboard, punch out the stamp. Ink the edges of the chipboard pieces with a blending tool and Vintage Photo Ink.

    Step 16

    From the Tags & Pockets, punch out the mermaid tag. Distress the edges with an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the tag using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending tool.

    Step 17

    Choose two Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes from the package.

    Step 18

    Choose three Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys from the package.

    Step 19

    From the Neptune's Adventure paper, cut two pieces that measure 2" x 7". Distress the edges of the papers. Ink the edges of the paper using a blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

    Step 20

    From the Wild Wild Waves paper, cut two pieces that measure 1 1/2" x 6 1/4". Distress the edges of the papers. Using a blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, ink the edges of the papers.

    Step 21

    From the Aquatic Passage paper, cut a piece that measures 2" x 7 1/2". Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the patterned paper using a blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

    Step 22

    From the Wild Wild Waves paper, cut a 3 1/2" stitched circle. From the Ocean Quest paper, cut a 4" stitched circle. Distress the edges. Ink the edges with a blending tool and Vintage Photo Ink.

    Step 23

    Die cut one of the pictures out of the 3 1/2" stitched circle. Die cut the other picture out of the 3" stitched circle.

    Step 24

    Distress the edges of your base page. Ink the edges of the paper with a blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

    Step 25

    Cut a piece of mesh that measures 8" x 8".

    Step 26

    Adhere the mess to the painted area on your base page using Glossy Accents.

    Step 27

    Adhere one plaid piece 1/4" behind the polka dot paper. Adhere the second plaid piece 1/4" behind the other side of polka dot paper. Leave 1/4" between top and bottom of the polka dot and plaid paper.

    Step 28

    Adhere one blue paper 1/8" behind the plaid paper. Adhere the second blue paper 1/8" behind the other plaid paper. Leaving 1/4" at the top and bottom of the plaid paper.

    Step 29

    Apply foam squares to the back of the patterned paper pieces. Adhere the patterned paper pieces to the middle of the mesh.

    Step 30

    Adhere the 3" circle to the 3 1/2" patterned paper circle. Adhere the 3 1/2" circle to the 4" patterned paper circle.

    Step 31

    Adhere one circle chipboard piece to the bottom right hand side of the patterned paper strips. Adhere the other circle chipboard piece to the top left hand side of the patterned paper strips.

    Step 32

    Foam square the 4" circle 2 1/2" from top of base paper. Use thin foam squares, adhere the 3 1/2" circle 3 1/4" from the bottom of the base paper. The 3 1/2" circle will slightly sit on 4" circle.

    Step 33

    In the top left hand corner of the 4" circle, adhere a stamp, the octopus and a keyhole.

    Step 34

    In the bottom right hand side, adhere two postage stamps, a coral piece, the mermaid tag, a key and the lined chipboard piece. Use foam squares as desired.

    Step 35

    To finish off the bottom right hand side, adhere two starfish, fish, a circle chipboard, the two borders and the seahorse facing the left. Use foam squares as desired.

    Step 36

    On the left hand side, adhere a keyhole, two stamps, starfish, fish, and one key. Use foam squares as desired.

    Step 37

    To continue layering on the left hand side, adhere a coral piece, a stamp, chipboard stamp, a fish, a key and the man in suit. Use foam squares as desired.

    Step 38

    To finish off the left hand side, adhere the seahorse facing the right. Use foam squares as desired.

    Step 39

    To finish the layout, splatter the layout using white gesso. Let the gesso dry. Your layout is finished!