Mixed Media Mandala Scrapbook Frame

Mixed Media Mandala Scrapbook Frame

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 2nd 2016

Create and frame a scrapbook page in style and color with Americana Acrylics®.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • scissors
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • adhesive-backed rhinestone gems
    • cosmetic sponge
    • corrugated cardboard
    • wooden frame
    • craft knife
    • photo of your choice
    • brayer
    • cardstock
    • assorted scrapbook paper
    • Silhouette electronic cutting machine
    • Gelli Gel Printing Plate
    • Glue Dots
    • paper trimmer
    • Silhouette digital file of choice



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cut out a Silhouette file of choice on a piece of white cardstock. (Be sure the image covers most of the page.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Remove any excess paper and clean up image, if needed.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Load a Gelli Printing Plate with dots of Lemonade, Lemon Yellow, Boysenberry Pink, and Salem Blue. Quickly use a brayer to roll over and spread paint one or two times. (Any more passes with the brayer will mix the paint too much.) Press the Gelli Plate onto white cardstock.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Repeat to cover the entire piece of cardstock.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Repeat as many times as desired on different colored cardstock until the desired look is achieved. Let dry.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Once the printed cardstock is dry, decoupage it onto the back of the cut-out image using Americana Gloss Decou-Page.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Cut a piece of corrugated cardstock approximately 4-1/4" x 4-1/2". Tear the bottom edge. Paint in Lamp Black with a 1/2" flat brush. Cut two additional pieces of patterned cardstock 3" x 4" and 6" x 3". Load a cosmetic sponge with Lamp Black and distress the edges of the cardstock.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Transfer the provided pattern onto the Gelli-printed cardstock. Cut out with scissors. Paint in the word with Lamp Black and a liner brush and distress edges with Lamp Black on a cosmetic sponge.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Mix together (1) part Grey Sky with (1) part Pearlizing Medium. Paint the entire frame in two coats of the mix using a 1/2" flat brush.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Align the Americana Decor Polka Dot Pop Stencil in one corner of the frame. Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Peacock Teal. (Refer to photo.)
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Align the Americana Decor Distressed Harlequin Stencil in the same corner. Using a cosmetic sponge, lightly apply Lamp Black to the stencil, avoiding the polka-dot areas.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Align the Distressed Harlequin Stencil around the bottom right corner of the page. Lightly apply Bosenberry Pink randomly with a cosmetic sponge. Using Decou-Page, adhere the memory tag and patterned scrapbook paper. (Refer to photo for placement.) Use Glue-Dots Pop-Dots to adhere the black corrugated cardstock on top. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Cut out a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" photo of choice and use Decou-Page to adhere it onto the corrugated cardstock piece.
    26. Adhere adhesive-backed gemstones as desired. Use Decou-Page to adhere the page to the frame's cardboard backing. Let dry and Insert into the frame.
    27. Instruction #14


    "memories" Pattern