Get Ready to Mix Your Mediums!

Stacy Croninger – Digital Managing Editor

Hi everyone,

We’re so excited – Mixed Media, vol. 2 goes on sale Tuesday, September 17! This special issue is full of techniques, inspiration, and amazing step photos. In case you think you’re not a mixed media person, we define mixed media as using two or more mediums together. Mediums include, but are not limited to, fabric, colors, metals, modeling, fibers, found items, and so much more. Let me give you a few examples.


In Snapshots of a Boy by Joannie McBride, she combined burlap and twine to create a custom border. She used a simple running stitch with the twine down the middle of the burlap.

Snapshots of a Boy by Joannie McBride from Mixed Media, Vol. 2

Snapshots of a Boy by Joannie McBride from Mixed Media, Vol. 2


Check out Keri Babbitt’s layout BDay Glam that uses straws (found around the house) and acrylic paint to create a playful background. Her straw had a texture to it which transferred to the painted background as it was rolled across the paint. Plus, she used a straw as an accent piece.

BDay Glam by Keri Babbitt from Mixed Media, Vol. 2

BDay Glam by Keri Babbitt from Mixed Media, Vol. 2


You’ll notice that these two examples include how-to equations (this + that = technique), which you’ll find in other sections too. For more involved techniques, you’ll find step images showing key things you’ll need to do when recreating the technique. Mixed Media, vol. 2 is not just an inspiration book, but a resource as well.

Today is the first day of Mixed Media, vol. 2 week so come back each day for more peeks at what you’ll find in this special issue. And remember, it goes on sale tomorrow – Tuesday, September 17 so check your local stores or head over to our online store. Or leave me a comment here by midnight Friday, September 20 telling me how you include mixed media in your scrapbook pages (or what you’d like to try) and you could be randomly chosen to win a copy of Mixed Media, vol. 2. (International winners, you’ll be given a download for a PDF version of the magazine.)

See you tomorrow!

Stacy Sig

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38 Responses to Get Ready to Mix Your Mediums!

  1. Gabriella says:

    Wow thanks for the idea with the paint. Currently I only use paint for edging photos and would love to do more. Maybe that technique would work with cupcake ?????

  2. Mandi Holmes says:

    Love mixed media pages. I love getting messy on my pages.

  3. Marcia Scantlin says:

    I like to use the watercolor look.

  4. Sheri K says:

    I like to add stamped images, dye ink backgrounds to my pages. I want to try some of the textured mediums to see how that looks.

  5. MM says:

    I love mixing media in my scrapbooking! It adds unique texture & interest to my albums & pages. I’d love to get this new issue!

  6. I love mixed media in scrapbooking !!! I use paint, ink, modeling paste, fiber, and fabrics !! I would like to know more technics and sooo thank you for the chance to win ! I would be so happy to get the PDF version ;-)

  7. Beth Mueller says:

    I love it all!!! A favorite of mine would be paper, ribbons, buttons, brads, some homemade embellishments and coloring on them!!! Got to love it!!!

  8. Patti S. says:

    Lots of neat ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Kelly Tulk says:

    I use colorshine spray on my pages!

  10. Jean A Marmo says:

    Wonderful inspiratioN! Thanks for the great ideas and the chance to wiN!

  11. Shari Czerwinski says:

    I am new to scrapbooking and have so far just done basic designs. I would love to start incorporating some drawing and painting into my layouts, instead of just cut, stamp and paste! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. tape says:

    I uses mists, paints, gesso, modeling paste, cheesecloth, twine and much more! Love mixed media.

  13. Carla Hundley says:

    I’ve used very little mixed media
    on my projects but would love to
    do lots more! Interesting techniques.
    Carla from Utah

  14. madge mcculloch says:

    Use lots of buttons, ribbons, brads and inks, love using lots of diff. Things

  15. Kim Schultz says:

    I have Volume 1 and I refer to it a lot. I just started Art Journaling–I’ve been doing scrapbooking and cardmaking for years–and it’s my go-to for new ideas for using Mixed Media. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  16. Carol B says:

    I would love to try some of these mixed media techniques, especially using paints.

    Carol B

  17. Loved the first edition!

  18. justasiam says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this magazine!

  19. Tania RL says:

    I would love to win, such cool ideas

  20. Lori Palano says:

    I just bought a pad of burlap today and the twine Saturday, I’m ready to try it.

  21. Sue Brailey says:

    Looks like a fabulous issue! I love the look of mixed media and just took a Gelli plate class so now I can make all kind of interesting papers! would love to get more inspiration and instruction from this new issue!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  22. Joyce says:

    another fab ideas there, would love to try these on my scrapbooks :)

  23. Tracey says:

    I would really like to try something with golden texture paste!

  24. Debbie L. says:

    Love mixing mediums. I really like using an old dictionary that a teacher friend gave me to create background paper for cards and scrapbook pages.

  25. marylouh says:

    I don’t do much scrapbooking but I have been working on a mixed media journal. On each page I try different techniques to see how they work. If I can incorporate them into my greeting cards I have another way of embellishing my cards. this book would really help me in figuring out how to use different mediums in new ways. Thanks

  26. Judy B says:

    I haven’t tried much in the mixed media area yet, but would love to see how it’s done. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Donna says:

    I’ve only ever used buttons, brads, ribbons and other embellishments. I’ve used ink pad on the edges. This magazine would definitely be helpful to give me ideas to try mixed media on my scrapbook pages.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. eunice says:

    Horrible at mixed media. Can definitely use some inspiration!

  29. Carmen says:

    I don’t always think about mixing mediums. My yarns and crochet threads have never made it over to my scrapbooking pages.

  30. Janis from ID says:

    I have been wanting to incorporate fabric and also gesso into my crafting. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine!!
    <3 J

  31. Tracy says:

    I’d like to use paint.

  32. allimci says:

    I love using fabric, thread, ribbon, stencil paste with sand, paint, etc …you name it I love it all! Mixed media items add a little special something to a layout.

  33. Wendy Orme says:

    I like to use found objects on my layouts.

  34. Lisa P says:

    Just getting going on the mixed media thing though I guess technically since I’ve been misting and painting for awhile that would mean I’ve done more than i think I have!

  35. Valerie says:

    I have used buttons, brads, fabric, ribbon, embroidery floss, cardboard, chipboard, ink, and more. I also have tried ‘sewing’ on my layouts with my sewing machine.

  36. Melinda Wilson says:

    I love to use paint and fabrics on my layouts!

  37. Amanda Christensen says:

    I would love to make a mixed media journal. I especially like the idea of getting messy with paints, stamps and modeling paste with stencils.

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