Flowers Always Mixed Media Chunkie by Fliss Goodwin


Hello crafters, it's Fliss here today with another of the amazing That's Crafty! Chunkies and in this case it's had almost everything but the kitchen sink thrown at it and it stood the test so well that I think this will be my favourite mixed media surface. Apologies in advance for the long supplies list which does seem to have everything but the kitchen sink!

Step by Step

The first thing I did was to assemble my 8 x 8 Chunkie as I was planning to add lots of layers and textures to the background so sticking it together first avoids any gluing problems that might happen otherwise.

I brushed a coat of white gesso all over and then used the flourish stencil with white texture paste to add a pattern in opposite corners. Once it was dry, I then brushed purple multi surface paint all over.

My next layer was crackle glaze on just the front, which I brushed roughly over. Once it was dry, I coated it with lavender multi surface paint and left it for the crackle to appear.

I then set about making my embellishments starting with the heart which I made by cutting a piece of mixed media paper and creating the pattern with a heart stencil using texture paste. I painted this with light pink multi surface paint when it was dry. I cut the heart shape out swiped on Wilted Violet Oxide ink to add interest.

I next took a couple of the white/greyboard matches for my stamps and painted these with Light Pink and Light Blue Multi Surface Paints, smearing Purple around the outside. I then stamped on the matching image using VersaFine Imperial Purple ink. I did this by attaching the stamp to an acrylic block then pressed the painted side of the matching shape down onto the stamp, pressing lightly to transfer the ink. I heat embossed the images with clear powder.

I added detail to my flowers with oxide inks, using Wilted Violet and Broken China to pick out areas, applying the inks with a paintbrush and by swirling with the brush, you get a lovely soft effect over the top of the paint under layer.

I painted some white paper flowers with the same pastel paints, brushing a little purple round the edges to make them pop. I then took some greyboard butterflies and painted these with light blue multi surface paint. I added details with the same oxide inks and found if you swipe the paintbrush gently across the ink and then apply in light strokes to the painted surface, you can achieve a pretty feathered effect.

I next painted a white/greyboard leafy sprig match with Mint and Lime Multi Surface Paints, stamping and heat embossing as before and adding detail with the Wilted Violet Oxide ink.

I then assembled my panel as you see using 3D glue and adding some metal buttons and pearls to bring the flowers to life. I finished off with a white/greyboard plaque painted light blue, then stamped with the purple ink and heat embossed, adding the tiny butterfly in the corner.


That's Crafty! 8 x 8 Chunkies Set - you get 2 of these to play with!
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets - Fanciful Flowers Set 1 and Set 2
That's Crafty! 8 x 8 Stencils - TC8024 Flourish, TC8015 Floral Hearts
That's Crafty! White/Greyboard Matches - Fanciful Flowers Set 1 and Set 2
That's Crafty! Bits and Pieces Greyboard Sheets - Small Butterflies and Dragonflies
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints - Lavender, Light Blue, Light Pink, Lime, Mint, Purple
That's Crafty! Mediums Crackle Glaze
That's Crafty! Mediums White Texture Paste
That's Crafty! White Gesso
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive Pen
VersaFine Imperial Purple Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
White Mixed Media Paper
White Paper Flowers
Extras - Metal Buttons, Adhesive Pearls

There you have it and I hope you managed to stick through to the end. It was quite a bit of work but I hope you'll agree it was worth it.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Stunning mixed media piece. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Gorgeous chunkie! Love the focal elements and the Lavender colour is so yummy 💕

  3. I love this sort of project Fliss, it's so good to place layer over layer and just go with the flow. Your crackled background looks superb along with those added extra elements. I bet you had so much fun creating this.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  4. It is a wonderful chunkie, Fliss, the use of stenciling first makes a beautiful background, for the heart and flowers to come . and the crackle and colors are gorgeous, too-
    So much to see of details , and beauty.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

  5. Love the intense colours and the fabulous aged crackle in the background.
    Alison x

  6. This is fabulous Fliss, great crackle!
    Amanda x

  7. This is fabulous Fliss, love the crackle xx

  8. What a treat for the eyes this is Fliss, wonderful colours too
    Donna xx


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