Be Grateful Mixed Media Frame

Hi to all of our ColorBox fans! 
I am so grateful to been able to create for an amazing company like ColorBox! 
I was as shocked as everyone about them closing up business but if you are like me I still love ColorBox inks!
if you don’t have ColorBox in you stash just use some of your favorite inks. 
 I am sharing how to create a fun mixed media “Be Grateful” Mixed Media Frame using ColorBox  Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and the ColorBox Clear Butterfly Stamp Set. 

Paint frame with White Gesso; dry.

 Spray prepared frame with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Sky Spray. Dry.

Stamp background image using ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink.

Lay ColorBox Ann Butler Art Screen Lattice to top of frame. 
Apply modeling paste to top with palette knife dry.

Apply ColorBox Dyestress Dye Ink to craft mat. 
Spray with water. Drag 5” x 9” watercolor paper through wet ink; dry. 

Repeat with Heather; dry.  

Petit Bouquet; dry. 

and Moonstruck; drying between applications.

Stamp ColorBox Butterfly sentiment and butterflies to prepared watercolor paper. 
Add to frame.

Prepared second watercolor paper as in Step #5 for butterflies. 
Stamp and fussy cut butterflies to top with ColorBox Premium Licorice Dye Ink. 
Give depth to butterflies using ColorBox Dyestress Blendable Moonstone and Petite Boutique Dye Ink. Dry.

Adhere to frame at body; tipping wings with tweezers.

Apply ColorBox Dyestress Moonstruck, Petit Bouquet to flowers using water. Dry. 
Adhere to frame with bow. 
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. 
Pam Bray Designs: A Girl with Flair is a tutorial blog. 
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I would love for you to follow my create journey!
If you use any of “MY” product make sure to tag me I would love to see what you have made. 
Enjoy Pam

ColorBox Supplies: 
Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks: Moonstone, petit Bouquet, Heather, Citronella, Cattail
Stephanie Barnard Sky Spray and Licorice Premium Dye Ink
Butterfly Clear Stamp Set
Ann Butler Lattice Art Screen

Other Supplies:

5” x 10” Wood Shadowbox Frame
DecoArt Media White Gesso and Modeling Paste
Metal Arrow
Watercolor Paper
Paint Brush
Palette Knife
Pink and Gold Ribbon

Family Mixed Media Canvas with Tutorial… ColorBox


Paint both canvas in crackle Paint. Dry. Lay stencil on 8” x 10” canvas; apply crackle paste to top with palette knife. Dry.

Apply Colorbox Blends: Golden, Bay, Beach to both canvas. Adhere small canvas to top of large canvas.

Apply black paint to of stamp background; stamp background on large canvas. Dry. Spatter canvas with white and black paint. Dry

Paint chipboard frame with white paint. Dry. Emboss prepared chipboard with Baked Texture. 

Cut frame in half. Adhere pattern paper to back of frame.  

Adhere to frame halves to canvas.

Adhere small tag to small canvas. Fussy cut 2 sets of butterflies from the Ephemera cards. Adhere together at body. Adhere to top of tag.

Apply Colorbox Blends Golden and Stop to white card stock; wipe with wet one. Dry. 

Die cut flowers. Stamp flowers with Colorbox Blends Nutmeg and background stamp. 

Shape flowers with tweezers. Adhere flowers together. Add brad.

Cut leaves from white card stock; apply Colorbox Blends Golden, Leaf, Stop and Frog to each leaf. Wipe each leaf with wet one; dry. Adhere leaves to canvas.


ClearsnapColorbox Blends: Bay, Beach, Golden, Stop, Nutmeg, Frog, Leaf

ClearsnapArt Screen Lattice
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Epherema Cards and Tag
Gypsy SoulLaser Cuts Lace Frame Set
EmeraldCreek Supplies Baked Texture: Patina Oxide, Ancient Amber, Chunky Rust
Blank PageMuse Memories Stamp Set
SizzixRomance Flower and Spring Leaves Die
8” x 10” Canvas
4” x 4” Canvas
Embossing Ink
Small Brads
Crackle Paint
Crackle Paste
White and Black Paint
White Card Stock
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Paint Brush
Wet Ones
Palette Knife

Joy to the World Candle Warmer Gift Box with Xyron and Clearsnap

 Here is a fun and creative idea on how to cover up a special gift.
Grab your Xyron Creative Station, scrapbook paper, mists, stencils, paste and a favorite die.
Let’s get busy…

Cut pattern paper for sides and top of candle box. Run through Xyron CreativeStation. 

Remove pattern paper from adhesive sheets and place on sides and top of candle box. 

Spray three sheets  of white paper with mist. Allow to dry completely.   
(spray one sheet with Tangerine Mist , one with Artichoke Mist and one with both Tangerine and Artichoke Mists)
Die cut mist paper with Holly Die. 

Cut 3/4″ pieces of pattern  paper the length and width of the sides, top, and bottom of box with trimmer. 
Score in half with scoring tool. Run prepared strips through Xyron Creative Station

Add paper strips to candle box along with circle to top of box. 

Mix Crackle Paste and Artichoke Spray together.

Apply Artichoke Crackle Paste mixture to front and sides of covered candle box using palette knife.

 Allow paste to dry completely.

Add “Noel” journal circle to top of candle box.

 Attach die cut holly leaves around “Noel” journal circle using Xyron Adhesive Dots. 
Add red gemstones and holly berries to wreath.
Add matted “Joy to the World” journal block to the front of candle box with Xyron Pop Dots. Adhere die cut branch and holly leaves to front of candle box with Xyron Adhesive Mega Runner. 

Fussy cut ornaments from pattern paper, add to front to candle box with pop dots. 
Add bows to wreath and top of each ornaments. 
Add gemstone to ornament and “Joy to the World” journal block.
I hope you  

 I hope I have inspired you to create some beautiful packages using your scrapbook stash and products this Christmas Season. Merry Christmas!!!!
Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Xyron Mega Adhesive Runner
Xyron Pop Dots

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–>WeR Memory Keepers Silver and Gold Paper Pad
Ann Butler Lattice Stencil,
Stephanie Barnard Artichoke Spray
Stephanie Barnard Tangerine Spray
Tim Holtz Holly Branch Die
DecoArt Crackle Paste
Floral Berries
Red Gemstones
Burgundy Ribbon
Paper Trimmer
Scoring Tool

Xyron Design Team
I’m so happy to be a Xyron Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous Sticker Maker, Adhesive Runners, Glue Sticks, Adhesive Stations to work with like those that I’m using today.
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