FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop – Mixed Media with DIY Hoop

Welcome to MY VERY VERY FIRST Blog Hop! Yup, my first blog hop as a member of the FSJ Creative Team! Woo hoo!   The Team were told to share a project that would represent our own unique style.  Did you hop over from the amazing talented lady “Carrie Rhoades ? or maybe from FSJ Blog ? Anyhow, I am sure these blogs will keep your weekend very crafty-busy!  

It took me sometime to brain storm a project to share.  I know I love scrapbooking with lot of embellishments and I love to add on some fun elements to my layout.  I decided to pick one of the new product from the 2018-2019 FSJ Inspiration Book and Catalog, “The DIY HOOP“.  A pack of DIY Hoop comes with 6, for less than $6!! NO WAY! Best Deal Ever!

Here is the project I would love to share!

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I have broken this project into 2 levels, “Intro” and “Intermediate”, base on your comfort level plus the supplies you have at home.

Mixed Media Project Supply

Intro Level 1 – One Single DIY Hoop

FSJ Mixed Media DIY Hoop



FSJ Mix Media with DIY Hoop

  1. Use the largest DIY hoop and trace it on the canvas, fussy cut it out. Make sure trace the outside circle of the hoop, not the inside so you have room to adhere the canvas to the hoop.
  2. Grab some FSJ  Modeling Paste and mix it with the Rose Gold PanPastel powder. Add powder in a small portion, mix well and add little by little for darker color.
  3. Use FSJ Spatula and spread the mixed modeling paste over Flower Power Stencils.
  4. Immediately clean your stencils with baby wipe or wet towel while waiting the paste to be dried.
  5. Once dried, adhere the canvas to the DIY Hoop using FSJ Craft Glue (Must Have!!)
  6. Die cut a small leaf and smaller flower from “Blooming Details Die Sets” and “Bloom Cluster Die” using vellum.  Color the small flower with Rose Gold PanPastel.  Adhere them to the DIY Hoop.
  7. Add 2 flowers from Vintage Burst and one peaches and cream Meadow flower with the Craft Glue.
  8. Then finish it up with a Natural Twine multi-loop bow.
  9. Add Sentiment and/or wallet size photo.

Not bad right?  Let’s try Level 2 ! Actually,  you have done half of the work already!

Intermediate Level 2 – 3 Hoops on Canvas

  1. Layout everything on canvas to get a draft design; take a picture with your cellphone so you can remember where things go.
  2. Spread modeling paste randomly over the canvas with Ring Stacks Stencil; let it dry and go clean the stencil!! You don’t want the paste to dry on your stencil! It is easier to clean when it is still wet!
  3. Mix Rose Gold PanPastel (small portion at a time) with Whip Cream Acrylic paint, add some water to dilute the paint to achieve water-color look.img_7408  img_7409img_7413  img_7414
  4. Start painting over canvas, recommend to practice where it will be covered by the large DIY hoops.
  5. Then add Oatmeal cookies Acrylic Paint (also add water to dilute the paint).
  6. Flick both diluted oatmeal and rose gold paint brush to add droplet over the layout.
  7. I also used Gold Silk for one last touch. Let it all dry, or use heat gun to dry it.img_7415 img_7417
  8. Stamp the Ballerina image from Dance Life Stamp Set with clear pigment ink pad and heat set it with Black Embossing powder.
  9. I stamped a bow from Build-A-Wreath Stamp set on vellum and heat set with white embossing powder, fussy cut it out. I did the same to the flowers, but with white embossing powder over oatmeal cookies cardstock.  I die cuts 4 leaves from Bloom Details Die, 2 colored with the diluted paints.  I heat set 2 of them with copper embossing powder.                                                                   img_7422  img_7418
  10. Then glue all the hoops and embellishment on the layout. It can be any kind of embellishment you have at home.  There is no right or wrong.  The key is color coordination.  You can add less or more depending on your preference.  Once everything is dry, it is ALL DONE!!!!

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Hope you all like it! Thank You for stopping by and keep hopping to the next one: 

Jill Hilliard  – Jill has something stinkin’ cute to share! All I can say is “Get yourself ready for the Holiday with Gnome”! Hurry and check it out! You will totally love her cards and her dogs (well at least I do! lol).

In case you are lost from hopping around, here is the master list for all the blogs: 

Jenny Watson    Marty McGee    Alissa Hall   Kazan Clark

Lezlye Lauterbach    Carrie Rhoades     Jill Hilliard 


Intro Level  – Supply List: DIY Hoops / Meadow flowerJourney Twine Natural  / Canvas Sheet / Modeling Paste / Rose Gold PanPastel / Spatula / Flower Power Stencils / Craft Glue / Blooming Details Die Sets / Bloom Cluster Die / Vellum / Vintage Burst

Intermediate Level  – Additional Supply List: Oatmeal Cooke Acrylic Paint / Whip Crem Acrylic Paint / Dance Life Stamp Set / Clear Pigment Ink Pad / Black Embossing Powder / Cooper Embossing Powder / Detailed Foliage / Build-A-Wreath Stamp Set / Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock / Bloom Palette / Square Paint Brush / Vagabond Chips / Fashion GoldRing Stacks Stencil

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Fall for PanPastels

I can’t tell you how much I am in love with PanPastel. I  use them for most of my projects! It is so easy to apply, and they blend amazingly well.  Plus super easy to clean!! Just Love IT!!

Today I want to show you 3 different ways of blending the PanPastel with clear pigment ink pad.  I pick Raspberry Berry, and yellow and brown colors from the Rich Sorbet Palette.


Option 1:

  1. Stamp leaf images from Hello Fall Stamp Set with clear pigment ink pad on 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Whip Cream Cardstock .
  2. Randomly blend the yellow over the stamped cardstock.
  3. Clean out the applicator on a piece of paper, then move on with brown.
  4. Then pick up Raspberry Berry and apply all over.
  5. To finish it up, use the brown to blend over any remaining white spot.


Option 2:

  1. Repeat Step 1 in Option 1.
  2. Apply White Embossing powder and heat set it.
  3. Let it cool down, repeat Step 2,3,4,5 in Option 1.


Option 3:

  1. Blend Yellow, Brown and Raspberry Berry all over the whip cream cardstock.
  2. Stamp leaf images with clear pigment ink pad.
  3. Apply Gold Embossing powder to partial of the stamped images.
  4. Then apply Rose Gold Embossing powder to the remaining images.
  5. Heat set it and let it cool down!


Isn’t it easy to get 3 prints done? You can blend them in different orders and there is no restriction at all. Have fun and TRY IT!  I used the prints to create 5 different cards: 

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Here is one quick Card that I would like to share:


The Sparkly Recipe:


  1. 4 1/2″ x 5.5″ Whip Cream Card base, Top Fold, emboss the front with Barn Wall Embossing Folder, lightly apply Cookie Oatmeal Ink pad on the embossed pattern)
  2. A Strip of PanPastel Print (1.5″ x 5.5″, I used the Option 3 print)
  3. Pumpkin Bread Card Stock Strip (2 1/4″ x 5″)
  4. Vellum (die-cut Maple Leaf from Hello Fall Die Cut)
  5. Stamp 3 acorns from Thankful Friends Stamp Set (ink the top of acorn with oatmeal cookie ink, and the rest with Raspberry Berry Ink).  Die cut or fuzzy cut them out.  Use an old brush and dip the clear pigment ink pad, brush the sticky ink on each acorn, sprinkle gold embossing powder over it, and heat set them.
  6. 1 Circle Die Cut (from the 2nd smallest circle die)
  7. 1 Strip of Corrugated paper (1/2″ x 3″)
  8. 1 Hazelnut Blend Card Stock strip (1/2″ x 4″, Stamp “Hello Fall” with clear pigment ink pad and heat set it with Gold Embossing Powder) trim end to create a banner look.
  9. Sprinkle Brozne Silk
  10. Add a few gold sequins  with Journey Glaze and 2 fashion gold drops to finish it up

See it in Action:

Hope you all like it! Thank You and Have a Sparkly Day!

Supplies List (Click Image to Shop):


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