Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Upcycled Corrugate Art Panels

Hi friends! Vivian here today to share with you a pair of mixed media art panels that I upcycled out of corrugate packaging.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial: Mixed Media Upcycled Corrugate Art Panels by Vivian Keh

I have a video tutorial to accompany which shares ways in which you can work with your dies and embossing folders in your mixed media projects.



For textural oomph, these panels use a beautiful embossing folder in the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 4 pk - Morrocan Set.



The rippled edges of the blooms in the Sizzix Flower Layers #7 Bigz Die shown above were so much fun to distress and accentuate and assist me in creating a sense of spring.



I also treated a sheet of Bristol Vellum with media, then die-cut some lovely butterflies and dragonflies from it using the Sizzix "Flights of Fancy" Sizzlits Set.



In the video tutorial, you also get to see plenty of hot glue, stamping, and mixed media love! Hope you enjoy!

-Vivian


die cutting supplies


Stamps: Hampton Art Distressed Words Woodblock Stamp; Anna Griffin - Clear Stamps
Paper: Core'dinations - Gemstones Cardstock; Aquabee - Bristol Vellum
Ink: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Tsukineko - Stazon Ink; Prima Marketing - Fluid Chalk Ink
Mist: Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mists; Clearsnap - SMOOCH Spritz
Medium: Liquitex - Gesso, Matte Gel Medium
Embellishments: Golden - Glass Bead Gel
Adhesive: Hot Glue
Other: Dust Buddy

You will find 1000s of great ideas and tutorials in our die cutting project gallery at Sizzix.com. You won't believe all of the inspiration we have waiting for you there!
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38 comments:

  1. Stunning Vivian! Love the color combo and the organic flow of the pieces. Great up cycle. Thanks for the video.

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    1. Hi Sharon! Thanks so much for your support, Sharon! I'm glad you liked it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ava! Did you pick try it out with your seed beads?

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  3. Fabulous panels! Love the use of the embossing folders and dies adding texture and dimension to these mixed media panels. Thanks for all the tips in your presentation.

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    1. Thank you, Far North! I love the crisp shapes you can get from our dies and embossing folders. Much appreciation for leaving a comment for me!

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  4. Wow - sensational upcycling!
    Alison x

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    1. thank you, Alison! yes - the corrugate packaging is a free canvas!

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  5. I love your work, Vivian! Having recently discovered your blog, I will be pinning your posts to my mixed media board quite often. You do such a great job on your tutorials - appreciate your narration - that I feel like I can actually do your techniques.
    Love the colors and textures in these 2 pcs. TFS!

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for pinning my work! I really appreciate that. And I'm glad you are enjoying the video tutorials. More to come!

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  6. This is gorgeous Vivian!! Love all the textures you created and the wonderful colours.

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    1. Thank you, Anna-Karin! And thanks for spreading the word, too, teammie. I really appreciate it!

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  7. So beautiful, Vivian! You make it looks so easy, but I know it isn't!

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    1. thank you, holly! the embossing and the die-cuts make it truly easy. and re. the hot glue i think each person handles it differently, and it's all cool!

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  8. This is so absolutely beautiful, Vivian, and your video really helps! I am going to try this technique, and use some of my hot glue! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! Have fun with the hot glue! Would love to see how it comes out!

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  9. I love this Vivian!!! You have inspired me to go and play!!!

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    1. Yay! I get so jazzed when I'm able to provide you with some crafty mojo! Thanks for the compliments!

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  10. Oh Vivian you are such an inspiration! I also appreciate that you list all the supplies for us, I do have a question
    though, it is what brand makes those gel beads? I can't go shopping to a store I can only shop on line.
    Those gel beads are a new item for me I've never seen them before, that's why I love your videos, you tell us
    everything. Thank you again Vivian I really appreciate YOU!
    Gayle

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    1. Gayle, I really appreciate your comment. I'm so glad you are enjoying my efforts to inspire you! The glass bead gel I used is from Golden, and I picked it up at an Aaron Brothers with a great coupon. I've also seen this type of product at Hobby Lobby, and I know they sell some product online.

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    2. If you order on-line they also have 40% off coupon for one regular priced item!! =)

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  11. OMG! What beautiful art! I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!

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    1. Thank you, Ro!!! The Sizzix blog is one of my favorite stops in the ether, too! Such a great diversity of styles and a focus on tutorials and education here! So glad you are a fan!!!

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  12. Oh, Vivian!
    This particular project is one of the very first mixed media examples to turn my head! Oh how very enticing this is!

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    1. Wow, thank you, Bev! I hope you will be back for more inspirations!

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  13. Absolutely yummy Vivian. Thank you for giving us yet another fantastic tutorial!

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    1. Hi Cheryl! Isn't it fun watching all the mists mix together on the surface? That never gets old for me. Thanks for stopping by the Sizzix blog to leave me some love!

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  14. Amazing art! Thanks for sharing Vivian!

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  15. WOW!!! This is amazing. I am inspired, upcycled cardboard box for a mixed media canvas, I love it! Tomorrow is an art play day for me, and I will be playing, in an art journal and ripping apart a cardboard box. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial I learned so very much. Maybe the reason you get different results with your hot glue is the brand of hot glue you are using, what brand of hot glue is it? Also do you use a high temp glue gun, I understand from other instructors that it makes a difference for hold. Thank you for sharing your techniques and the great inspiration.
    Jacquelene L
    Canada

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    1. thank you, jacquelene. i use hot temp, and regarding brand, i usually just pick up whatever is available at the hardware store.

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  16. WOW!! What a FUN way to create a piece of ART!! LOVING your Eclectic style!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

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    1. thanks so much, larissa! i had a very relaxing weekend!

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  17. Those boards are quite stunning. Thank you for the video.
    I love doing distress media and I LOVE recycling everything that I can in our home and using Freecycling for anything else.

    I do have a question. Your hot glue appears to be opaque or white. I saw your hot glue sticks melted clear like mine do. My question is, did you paint over these or did they just dry that way due to the colors underneath of them?

    I use embossing pastes, clear tar gels and a lot of Golden's mediums and I have used the melting pot with UTEE to attach items and create textures I have never thought to use my old hot glue gun!

    Thank you, again for your great video. This is the first one I have seen, but I will be looking up more of your videos.

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    1. hi saphyre. thanks so much for pointing this out. i put it in the supply list but skipped over it in the video - i pat white ink on top of the hot glue in this project.

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  18. Thank you so much for the video - I learned so much.

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  19. Fabulous tutorial, Vivian! Love all the rich texture and gorgeous coloring.

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  20. So gorgeous! I love those colors, but most of all that you up cycled!!

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