Monday, September 25, 2017

Mixed Media + Canon with Susie

Hello and welcome!

Susie hosting the blog today and we are taking another trip into mixed media!  Today I am sharing an encaustic panel I created using paper from the Serenade Collection!



  • Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment) that is kept molten on a heated palette.  
  • It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated to fuse the paint and layers.  
  • It is also known as hot wax painting. 
  •  I started with a 5"x 5" panel and a layer of clear encaustic.  
  • I tore a piece of Serenade 100 paper into a 4.75" square and centered it on the panel.  
  • I added another layer of encaustic and fused it together.




  • Encaustic is all about layering!
  • I added a small square of complimentary paper from my stash. 
  • I wanted to keep things simple so I just added one more pop of color by applying blue encaustic through a piece of punchinella.

Don't you just love the dimension? 


  • I buffed the surface and set it aside as I started to work on my photo.




  • The Canon Pixma TS6020 comes with Image Garden Software.  
  • Last month I created a photo collage using the Travel & Leisure 9 template.  
  • I was able to create a collage with 5 photos and custom journaling and print the whole thing out as a 5"x7" photo, which I then used on this layout
  • I am using the same template this month to achieve a different look.



  • In the template, the photos look like mini polaroids.  
  • I often use small photos in my projects and this template is a brilliant way to quickly create those pictures with the added bonus of custom journaling!   



I created the collage and printed it out as a 5" x 7".


The template does create a slight overlap of the polaroid images, but it is very simple to trim them out and square them up.


I added a piece of ribbon from a Quick Quotes Ribbon Grab Bag behind the photo and finished things off with washi tape and a charm from my stash.

Here's another look at the finished panel:

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serenade 100 Ribbon Grab Bag

Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma TS6020

Other Supplies:  
Encaustic, Panel, Papers, Washi Tape, Metal Charm and Brad

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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