Shabby mixed media art

Hello friends,

I’ve been working on some mixed media prints for my new eBook…

And enjoying creative time in my craft room.


Shabby Art Boutique vintage mixed media


I love the creative process of working with mixed media and thought maybe you’d like to see a glimpse of what I’ve been up to.

No rules, no plans… just rip, paste, cut and play.

It’s a great way to use up pretty paper scraps too.



For my latest projects I used a mix of 8”x 8” and 8” x 10” MDF boards as the substrate.

I begin by layering pieces of pretty scrapbooking papers onto the base.



Then I build the layers with paint, stamping and stenciling.

For this one I knew I wanted to use a vintage image of a shoe, so I kept the background fairly soft and neutral.



When I was happy with the background I adhered the shoe.

See how it pops in the foreground.



I have enough room on the right side to add stamped letters or typewriter words.

I always photograph the piece at this stage, so I have the option to use this base for digital projects too.

Shabby Art Boutique a vintage mixed media

A sweet quote finishes this one off.

See how easy it is to pull together. I think the relaxing aspect of this project is the freedom to simply create without planning, measuring or following a pattern.

I have quite a few art pieces already completed in the series and I hope to have them in my shop in the coming days.

I hope I’ve inspired you to give this art form a go if you haven’t already tried it before.

Happy crafting ~ Kerryanne


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  1. Michele says:

    I absolutely love this! It amazes me how you take the simplest of things and turn them into works of art. Thank you for always sharing your awesome talent with us.

    • Kerryanne says:

      Michele, you are so sweet. Thank you 😊
      I love sharing my projects with my readers and hope that it can provide inspiration for others and their creative journey.

  2. I love this Kerryanne! The colours and textures are fabulous, and I really love the quote.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Shirley Flavell says:

    This is so lovely Kerryanne.

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