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Mixed Media Plaque and Sola Rose Tutorial

Mixed Media Plaque
Hi friends sharing a Mixed Media Plaque I made by recycling a cake base and experimenting  with Stencils and lots of mixed media supplies.
Stencil Techniques
I used texture paste on The Crafters Workshop Mini Tuscan Wall Stencil and sprinkled it with Ranger's Gold embossing powder and when the texture paste was dry heat embossed it to create the beautiful brick wall
Mixed Media Plaque
Stencilled some vine leaves [from the same stencil]with texture paste and sprinkled Stampendous green embossing powder leaving some on the un-stencilled areas. Heat embossed the powder while the texture paste was still wet to create the  grungy diffuse look of background greenery
Mixed Media Plaque
The little nest was made using air drying clay and a silicon mold. Cut up some vegetable packaging netting and painted it brown with acrylic paint and added some real feathers to make a backdrop for the nest!
Clay Nest
Created textural elements on the background using crackle paint, glass beads gel, micro beads and a sprinkling of distress glitter
Mixed Media Textures
The glass beads gel is one of my favorite mixed media supplies and  here are more posts which feature it : Texture Media Experiments, Altered Bottle,Altered Heart, Mixed Media Mini Book
Mixed Media Supplies
The little owl was layered on a circular pendant  filled with glass beads gel and microbeads.
Mixed Media Supplies
Both the pendant and the owl were given a rubbing of Inka Gold to match with the golden hues of the rest of the plaque.
Altered Metal Charms
The green leaves you see sprinkled along this plaque were made freehand using Thai Clay [also featured here : Clay Bird HousePlumeria Bonsai Tree and Altered Box].
The wood grain texture was created using the Carabelle Studio Effet Bois stencil, texture paste and gold embossing powder. Used Inka Gold on the charms and on the edges of my plaque
Stencil Effect
Here is a closeup of a mushroom in my woodland with tiny beads and vines and a sprinkling of subtle shimmer[ got with Distress Glitter]
Mixed media textures
          I think our creations often reflect what we love...I love to be inspired by nature and music and in this project I added a faux chipboard musical note created by layering Spellbinders musical note diecuts and heat embossing with the same gold embossing powder I used to create the woodgrain and bricks!
Sola Wood Roses
On the lower corner of my project is a medley of media...there are handmade clay leaves, stamped and heat embossed leaves [ from Heartfelt creations Delightful Daisy sets], store bought fabric flowers and handmade Sola wood roses
          I first shared flowers made using sola wood in this post on Foam Roses and leaves made from Sola wood in this Window Card
There was a lot of interest in the medium and though I promised a Tutorial a long time ago only now I have finally got around to sharing a Tutorial on making gorgeous Sola Wood Roses
Sola Rose Tutorial 
         Sola wood is made from compressed tapioca peel and its available as rolls. I am not sure if this is available all over the world but I did see listings to handmade sola flowers on Etsy and Wedding Shopping sites and some were exorbitantly priced!
[For Indian crafters I have shared links about where to buy sola wood at the end of the post]
Sola Rose Tutorial 
Sola wood rolls are very delicate and if you handle it roughly your rolls can tear! In cutting out petals to make your sola wood flower follow the natural curvature  of the sola wood sheet as you can see in the picture above

Sola Rose Tutorial 
You can make quite a few flowers from a single roll of Sola Wood and to make a single rose I cut out  1 + 2 + 3 + 5= 11 petals in the order of petal layers.
Sola Rose Tutorial 
The first picture above shows the shape of the innermost bud. Gently curve this petal and hot glue it at the base to form a tight bud

Sola Rose Tutorial 
On the 2nd layer use 2 petals to snugly wrap around the inner bud- overlap the petals as shown above for a natural look.
Sola Rose Tutorial 
I added 3 petals in the next layer again overlapping the edges of the petals as shown.
Sola Rose Tutorial
Sola wood is very thin and delicate so you have to be very gentle while handling the petals and also while hot gluing so as not to burn yourself.The trick is to use just a dot of glue at the base of the petals while gluing.
Sola Rose Tutorial 
You can vary the number of petals in each layer depending on the look you want and the size of your petals.
In the flower below I used 1 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 5 petals to make a large and full Sola Wood Rose
Sola Rose Tutorial 
Another tip while working with Sola wood is to keep the flower petals under a lid like I have done here or in a covered box as they are so lightweight they will fly all around especially if you are working with the fan on or with a breeze blowing!
Sola Rose Tutorial 
I hope you liked my  delicate Sola Wood Roses !
Sola Rose Tutorial
Here is a pinnable image for my friends and blog readers who are pinterest fans
Sola wood rolls : Raja Market or Itsy Bitsy . See here Craft Supply Stores India
All other supplies from Crafters Corner
Stencils :The Crafters Workshop Mini Tuscan Wall Stencil, Carabelle Studio Effet Bois 
Linking to  
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - Using color Peridot
Altered Eclectics
Pixie's Snippets Playground - used snippets of clay to make the clay leaves, snippets of paper to make the die cut musical note and stamped leaves and snippets of sola wood to make the sola wood roses
Simon Says Monday- Add some texture
Simon Says Wednesday

37 comments:

  1. so many details Doc
    wooww
    Love the gold embossing paste there
    really add adorable texture with that stencil
    great made again Doc

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  2. Beautiful colors & textures & the roses are stunning!

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  3. Wow, there are so many delightful elements to your project. Your brick wall is awesome and I love the use of the gel beads. Thanks for sharing your talent with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  4. amazing creation ! love the details and always love the roses you make !
    cheers

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  5. Love all the elements and textures that you added in the project. Also ur sola wood rose is amazing. I just finished creating lots of different projects on rose yesterday.

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  6. So delicate and beautiful Sonia! Love all the brilliant textures, metal embellishments, variety of stencils in one project, extra ordinary! Love it!

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  7. OMG! So many gorgeous details in your plaque, Dr.Sonia. I am loving your Mixed media experiments..The Sola Rose is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial..Love that handmade nest and all the glitter :)

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  8. Fantastic. Such diferent materials and technique. Gorgeous.

    Marjeta

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  9. Thanks for the amazing tutorial! Your project is wonderful- love the added texture! :)
    Suchi xx

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  10. The roses are gorgeous I'm nit sure if the slow wood is available in the UK. X

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  11. Lovely! The bird's nest is very cute.

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  12. Wow!...stunning project Sonia..I love the textures and colours and all the elements used..the little Owls are lovely along with the nest...so cute..your roses are gorgeous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  13. Genius you are! Love how you experiment with different materials. Amazing

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  14. This is Stunning Sonia..Loz

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  15. These are so very pretty, Sonia. You are honestly an amazing crafter.

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  16. This is so cute & perfect idea. I love the detail of your work. Keep rocking my dear. This is too cute.

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  17. Wow. This is stunning. I love the wood and brick textures. hugs, Teresa

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  18. WOW Sonia - another amazing make from you with so much wonderful detail! And so much work goes into those Sola flowers - absolutely fabulous. You really are one brilliant crafter!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. Another beautiful creation, Sonia! You are a master of mixed media and I love seeing your awesome combinations! And your sola flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the tute! Sola wood is very trendy in a lot of décor and it seems as if we're (US) slow to have this available to purchase. I can find the redi-made flowers, but no rolls or sheets.

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  20. one more stunning MM art dear, thanks for sharing tute

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  21. Sooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the brick wall and the wood grain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Just very beautiful with the natural colors. Will keep these instructions since I am going to start stenciling and now start purchasing some of the other products you mentioned like the beads. Hugs always and love your creativity and tutorials.

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  23. Wow!! simply fantastic..love those small glass beads.. awesome project as usual..

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  24. What a beautiful creation! I love watching how your flowers come to life!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow, this is so amazing!! Lots of details, lots of diferent materials, super great!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  26. Brilliant card and such fabulous roses.

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  27. Wow such amazingly beautiful outcome
    Perfect upcycle,its always a pleasure to visit your blog ,there is always something to learn from.Brilliant work thanks for sharing:)

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  28. Lots of time, patience and skill went into creating this wonderful wall hanging!

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  29. Anonymous2/8/16

    Dear Doctor, It is georgeous. For my grand daughters birthday I did a cascading card with pooh bears and she loved it. Thank you very much doctor. May you and your family be blessed with good health, happiness and wealth by the noble tripe gem.

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  30. Gorgeous mix media plaque, love all the details, amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  31. Wow! These Sola wood roses look so soft and just like royal icing done for a cake. Learnt about this for the first time here. I like the idea of sprinkling gold embossing powder on texture paste. Will use it for a future mixed media work. Beautiful post.

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  32. I am overawed each time I visit with your creativity, such GORGEOUS work.
    Faith
    x

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  33. Just wonderful, I'd never heard of sola wood before, but you make stunning flowers with it. Cara x

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  34. Oh wow this is amazing! You make some fantastic things!

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  35. A really beautiful mixed media piece of work Sonia. What gorgeous flowers they are. Barbxx

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