Hello We R friends! Aly here with you today to share a mixed media planner dashboard I made. I have to say, I’m a beginner at the mixed media thing, but with the Letterpress Starter Kit, the Evolution Advanced, and some paints from the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media collection this dashboard came together quickly and easily, and I’m excited to give it another go!
To create this dashboard, I used a sheet of 4.25″ x 5.5″ letterpress paper that comes with the Letterpress Kit and added some brush strokes with Vicki Boutin paints in my favorite color palette.
I used a 3/4 soft white mop brush and started with the darkest colors. After those dried I added the medium colors, allowing them to dry, and then the lightest colors. I finished off with some touches of white paint to add some texture.
Once all the paint dried I added a letterpress sentiment using one of the plates that comes in the kit. I trimmed a piece of double sided adhesive from the kit to fit my plate, and then placed it where I wanted the sentiment to be positioned on the dashboard with the adhesive side facing up. Then I lowered the top of the letterpress platform, pressed it into the plate with adhesive to stick the plate to the platform.
Inking the letterpress plate with the black resin ink pad that comes with the kit was easy and a lot less messy than using a tube of ink, a roller, and an ink block. Simply turn the resin ink pad upside down and pounce it on the letterpress plate until it’s fully inked. Then lower the top of the platform and roll it through the Evolution Advanced. No need for complicated combinations of platform and shims–simply turn the dial on the Evolution Advanced to the “Letterpress” setting.
Tip: be sure to leave a paint-free spot on your letterpress paper big enough for your letterpress plate as the resin ink won’t take well to paint.
Once the letterpress ink dried, I punched the insert with my Planner Punch Board + Spiral Disc Punch inserts and added it into my Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this project inspires you to try playing around with different combinations of paints and letterpress. Happy crafting friends!