Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cake Holder

Mixed media is not always something about working on canvas. Sometimes, you will be surprised to find out that your are doing it without knowing it. When you use different elements like paints, fabric, wood, metal or when you alter your embellishment to add texture, you are doing Mixed Media! Yey!

Like this one, I altered cake holder. Yes, cake holder from Aiden's birthday "ice cream" cake. And I think small cake holder (thick and hard) is also good for mini album with rings.

and Club CK - April Sketch It Out , twist - No patterned paper

Here's how :

 Apply thin, textured layer of gesso with palette knife or plastic card.

  Moist stamp lightly with water. I used crackle stamp from Stampin Up.

Press the stamp repeatedly into the wet gesso until you reach your desired design.

 Let it dry completely. Apply ink. Sometimes it requires a little practice to obtain good color combo, so try your ideas on scrap paper first.

I used fuchsia dye ink pad Craftsmart and Colorbox blue lagoon for purple look. Versa Magic turquoise gem and Colorbox yellow citrus for teal with yellow effect.

  I altered  Basic Grey chipboard letter using fuchsia dye ink Craftsmart and TPC Studio Violet ink. I used small paint brush to apply ink.

  • journaling cards - Basic Grey
  • wooden bird cage, ribbon, rhinestones, flowers, pearls - Michaels
  • cardstock, chunky glitter - American Crafts
  • pens - Sharpie
  • font - Papyrus
  • die cut ticket - Bo Bunny


  1. What a great idea to recycle the cake holder! Love your creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. What a cool technique!! Thanks for joining in at Frosted Designs!

  3. Great photos and easy instructions! Love the altered letters.

  4. So original...thanks for sharing your creations and tutorial at Frosted Designs


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