Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Wedding Flowers" Mixed Media Layout for Helmar and Leaky Shed Studio

I've been a crafter since I was a young girl. So although I had not done much with flower arranging, I was game when Elizabeth asked me to create the bouquets for her and her bridesmaids. The wedding photographer captured them so beautifully.

I've used some of my favorite products to create this layout from the Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard and Helmar Adhesives to the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk paper collection.

"Wedding Flowers"

Tips and Techniques
Stop by the Helmar Blog to check out the details on how I use Zap Dots to raise my photos so that I can tuck flowers, chipboard, and other elements under and around my photos.

I've added texture to the Leaky Shed Studio Fern Flourish by dabbing with extra heavy gesso, then painting. 

The dragonfly wings are painted with metallic paint, then dusted with Donna Salazar's Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter in Mixed Berries. The body was covered with Helmar 450 and sprinkled with silver microbeads. I've used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere these gorgeous chipboard pieces to the layout.

The flowers, chicken wire and metal leaves are adhered to the mixed media background with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

As you can see here the flowers are positioned on different levels and layers. To place them properly I've used Liquid Scrap Dots to lift and arrange them where needed.

Here's a shot of the smaller cluster. The purple on the background was created with Pan Pastels and spritzed with Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray. I've also stamped randomly with Mix'd Media Inx.

Helmar Products
Crystal Kote Fixative spray
Paint/Glue Spreader

Leaky Shed Studio Products
Fern Flourish
Spring Dragonfly

Other Products
7 Dots Studio Nature Walk - Cotton, Musical Blooms
MME ~ Lost and Found - Record It Antique Alpha and Word Stickers
Metal Leaves ~ Etsy
Chicken Wire - white
Lace - stash
Petaloo ~ Canterbury Collection Rose Blossoms - white
Prima ~ Troika - white
Prima ~ Parisa Mayfair Mix
Prima ~ Wildflowers Pillar Pack - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Sweetheart Blossoms - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cottage Roses 25mm, mixed purple/lilac
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cherry Blossoms - white
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Sparrow, Midnight
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
Pan Pastels
Liquitex ~ Extra Thick Gesso
Liquitex ~ Gesso
Golden ~ Soft Gel, Matte
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter, Mixed Berries
Beadies ~ Microbeads, silver
Art Gone Wild by Donna Salazar ~ Vine
Close to My Heart ~ Distressed Backgrounds
Glitz ~ Distressing
Stampers Anonymous ~ Seamless Experience
TCW ~ 6 x 6" Mini Art Is ... Stencil

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. Stunning layout, love how you tucked elements behind the photo. Gorgeous stamping and flowers too. Beautiful. Tracy x

  2. Wow...beautiful. I can't believe you used real chicken wire and it looks so gorgeous. You are so talented Tracey....from paper crafting to flower arranging.

  3. Good on you, doing the really does have a 3D effect....looks great....& I'm loving those little gold leaves, too:):)

  4. Hi Tracey
    Thanks for your comment on my blog about my LO at the facebook from OUAS, i'm so happy about it.
    I don't have facebook but my husband has, so trough him i gave a response there.
    I take a look on your blog and see many beautiful LO and cards, i love your style. And your tutorials are very clear, i love your handmade flowers and i'm going to try to make them too. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  5. This page is sooooo beautiful again, dear Tracey! The chickenwire looks gorgeous and your layering adorable. You are very talented in flower arranging!

  6. Oh how lovely this looks, the bouquet looks so pretty and you have put the photo on such a beautiful scrap page to enhance it all..

  7. Stunning layout Tracey!! Love the colours and the photos of those stunning bouquets. You've showcased them beautifully!!! ox


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