Mixed Media Panel

I was so pleased when Rachel at Darkroom Door asked if I'd make a few projects this month. This film strip border stamp is actually a foot long!  It's perfect for my big art journal, but as you can see in this project, it's also pretty neat when cut to any length you desire. Mixed Media Panel (Marjie Kemper)

I really enjoyed pairing stamped images with lots of metal and wood goodies from my stash. These come from Prima and Tim Holtz, as well as some that I have found literally lying in the street. The project is rather heavy so I chose an Ampersand Artist Panel as the base, rather than a standard canvas. These are very sturdy hard boards that can handle weight without sagging.

Mixed Media Panel with Darkroom Door Numbers Border Stamp (Kemper 4)


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Step by Step Tutorial

I'd forgotten how much drying time is involved in a project like this. Perhaps that's why it's been so long since I've done one!  Plan on lots of waiting time different as components are added and given sufficient time to bond. For this reason, it's ideal to work in stages over a course of  several days.

Click here to see the full tutorial over on the Darkroom Door site.


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  1. nathwest on November 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    love this !
    thank you for the tutorial .

  2. Corrine on November 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Cool project. I like the inclusion of all the metal bits, found objects too. Good stuff.

  3. Renee Zarate on November 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Gorgeous project!

  4. Dorothy McCarthy on November 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Marjie! I just love your art!!!!

  5. Kathy C Bradley on November 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Beautiful page and design – very cool stamps.

  6. Joi@RR on November 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    What a FABULOUSLY REELING panel of filmy brik-a-brak Margie. I really enjoyed seeing this project. Love the rich colors with all the DELIGHTFUL touches of FUN. Just SUPER. Xj.