Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mixed Media Cover with Ava Gavloski

We want to start this post off by thanking Ava for a wonderful year with us. This is her last post with us and we have enjoyed all of her projects over this year. We look forward to seeing what you create out in blog land. Make sure to continue stopping by Ava's blog,, to see all her wonderful creations.


Hello and Welcome to Southern Ridge Trading Co.  Ava here today to share a mixed media cover that I created for my sister who has a cottage on a tiny lake called “Otter Lake”.

How cute is this little otter stamp by Unity Stamp Co. ? Here is the link to Unity.


Well lets dive in, as an otter would do along a lake shore and play with all of these wonderful pieces of chipboard by Southern Ridge Trading Co.


Notice the shaded sunshine on all of my elements on my studio table… This is what it’s like lakeside with nature… inspiring.  Played with all kinds of mixed mediums for this special layout page.  Once I was happy with my design, it was stencil and modeling paste time.

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The fishnet stencil has been retired, so your alternative is a wonderful Fibers Stencil.  I believe you will see lots of designs with  this fibers stencil.. Both stencils the feel of fishing nets.


After drying the modeling paste overnight I started to assemble and adhere all the mixed media elements with gel medium by DecoArt.  Allow this to dry by using a heat tool and letting it rest for a bit.  Then I got out my Tattered Angels mist and gave the page a couple of layers of mist.


Southern Ridge Trading Co. really has a wonderful selection of nature themed chipboard for all of us nature lovers.  Be sure to grab your favourite beverage and surf the store you will be so happy to see all the inspirational chipboard pieces.


The texture on this album page is wonderful. The chipboard elements take you lakeside for sure.  

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All of nature’s creatures live in harmony on this layout.

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Can you hear this happy otter playing with his family along the lakeshore?  I sure can.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Canvas Corp: Burlap
- Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Matte Mist Watercolour-Rose Leaf
- Muslin material
- DecoArt: Modeling Paste and Gel Medium
- Unity Stamp Co.: Little Otter
- Seed Beads

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