Mixed Media Layout

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Mixed Media Layout

Using the new Amplify® Mixed Media Shears, you can bring a variety of tough materials to your mixed media layouts.

1. Start with a sheet of 12” x 12” cardstock. I used watered-down paint to flick paint splotches as a background.

2. Insert two brads, centrally positioned along the top half of the cardstock. Use your 6” Amplify® Shears to cut a length of wire and wrap it between the two brads. Allow the ends of the wire to hang artfully.

Cutting wire

3. Create little flags to hang on the wire by carefully cutting shapes from a clean soda can. Curl the edges slightly to create ‘movement’.

cutting soda can

4. Cut a piece of cork sheet to use as your photo mount on the center of your page. Round off the corners with your Amplify® Shears.

cutting cork and mesh

5. Cut a piece of plastic canvas mesh and stitch a pattern through the mesh using a needle and embroidery floss.

stitching mesh

6. Layer your embellishments behind the cork sheet for added dimension and add a sentiment if desired. I also added a doily for extra texture.

layering objects

7. To finish, I cut a length of red wire with my Amplify® Shears and created a simple heart shape which I added to the layout.

wire heart

Supply List

One sheet 12” x 12” cardstock


24 gauge wire

Clean soda can

Cork sheet

Plastic canvas mesh

Needle and thread