Hey, crafty friends! This is Maryám and I’m so excited to be back on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. Today I’m going to be working with the beautiful Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set to create a fun mixed media spring layout.
I wanted this layout to have a mixed media feel and also use watercolors, embossing paste, etc. so in order to do that, the first thing I did was to take a sheet of white cardstock and cover it with a layer of white gesso.

After the gesso was fully dry I grabbed two stencils, Square Weave Pattern Stencil and Milky Way Stencil, and applied Embossing Paste with the help of my palette knife.
Next, I grabbed some of the Altenew Liquid Watercolors and with the help of a brush, I painted over the embossed background. I used several different colors because I wanted to have a very colorful page.

Here are the colors I used-
  • Autumn Blaze
  • Warm Sunshine
  • Limeade
  • Moss
  • Emerald (Spring Garden Set)
  • Turquoise
  • Rubellite
  • Purple Wine
  • Midnight Violet
Once I finished painting, I took some of the dies from the Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set and cut them out from the background I colored before. I also cut out some more butterflies from vellum paper and patterned paper.
Following up, I started assembling the butterflies. Each of them had three layers- one from the mixed media background, one from vellum, and one from patterned paper. To adhere them, I used liquid adhesive but only in the center of them.
After I finished putting together all the layered butterflies, I put the photo, title, journaling, and of course, all the butterflies (I used double-sided tape to adhere them) on my page. To finish it up, I added some sequins and enamel dots.
Let’s take a look at the finished layout!
You can check out the video tutorial here to learn how this page came together or watch it in HD on my YouTube channel.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked and enjoyed the project I shared using the wonderful Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set! Don’t forget that ff you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below. I’ll be really happy to help you.

Have an awesome day!

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