What's Up Wednesday: How To Stay on Trend With Mixed Media

Happy Wednesday, Makers! One of the coolest things about working at Sizzix is seeing the trends in our crafting world, watching them evolve, and getting to participate in these trends as a leader in the crafting and making industry. You may have read our previous blog on the top 11 trends that we are sure to see this coming year, but today we wanted to dive in a little bit deeper on the Mixed Media trend. We know, we know, mixed media is a staple to 99% of the makes that you all are creating, but what if we offered some fresh inspiration in this trend and category? Would you really say no to that? ;-)

Who's ready to create a shadow box? We are, we are! Dive into this awesome tutorial that Thuy, from our Art Room, created using a combination of new dies from Tim Holtz and Katelyn Lizardi! So grab your Big Shot and check it out here!

If you've recently purchased Tim's collection from February, this mixed media, watercolor DIY is the perfect weekend project. Richele beautifully shows us some new tips and techniques with this tutorial, hitting on more than one 2018 trend!

Did you know that you can create amazing detail using ink and Tim Holtz's Stitched Slot die-set?  We're pretty jazzed about these amazing tips and techniques that Tim shares with us in the video above.  Whether you want to add a unique look to your make or you just want to try something new, adding ink onto your die is a beautiful and fun way to add unique accents to your crafts!

When it comes to mixed media materials, namely paper pads...we've got you covered! This year we're unveiling brand new paper pads with gorgeous hand-drawn designs that are totally on trend with our favorite things like tropics, flamingos, watercolor and more! We know that these new designs will not only come to play in a huge way for your mixed media makes, but will also help you stay on trend with the designs alone! Stay tuned for more info on these hot new items in the coming weeks!

Nothing says mixed media like embossing, and we know your first impression of our newest embossing folders sure to impress! These 3-D embossing designs are all about adding that high definition detail to your cardmaking, stationery, scrapbooking, jewelry and gift packaging. With the addition of new Impresslits, you have the chance to easily cut and emboss in one step perfect for textured cuts that are shaker cards worthy and a great addition to banners and photo cards. Check out this collection, available now here.

What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate mixed media into your crafts and creations? Leave us a comment below, we love hearing from you!

Thanks so much for dropping by and reading our Whats up Wednesday blog! Catch you next week with some awesome Easter DIY's!

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