Mixed Media Burlap Panels Featuring Tim Holtz Products

Hi readers!! TGIF!  I’m so pleased to welcome very recent mother of two Anna-Karin Evaldsson back to our blog as a guest designer! Congrats to her and her family! Anna-Karin has created these very fun Mixed Media Burlap Panels featuring Tim Holtz products for a very special Friday feature! Read on and enjoy!


Hello everyone!

I am happy so happy to be here at the Simon Says Stamp blog today, with a mixed media burlap panel. The project was made mainly with products by Tim Holtz and Ranger. You can easily use the same techniques for cardmaking, art journaling, scrapbooking and more.


  • The Mini Burlap Panels are so cute and I thought it would be a fun idea to attach two of them together for a wall-hanging – and to give me more space to decorate. Since the panels are made of wood, they are sturdy and you can screw things into them, and the top forms a great shelf for more embellishments. I took some step photos along the way.

  • Start by smearing Ranger’s Texture Paste on the burlap panels with a palette knife. Try to give them a medium thick smooth layer, but don’t cover them all the way to the edge. Let some of the burlap show. Leave to dry.

  • Paint with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Paint, adding a little bit of water to the paint.

  • Sponge Frayed Burlap through the Bricked stencil. I used a small piece of Cut-n-Dry foam for this.

  • To add more detail and texture, stamp the panels with various stamps from the Correspondence set and with the alphabet background from Documented. I love this alphabet stamp, it is certainly going to be well-used.

  • Splatter a little bit of Peacock Feathers Distress Paint on the panels, by picking the paint up with a paint brush and tapping the handle. You might need to add a little water to the paint.


  • I wanted shiny metallic pieces and decided to use Ranger’s Foil Sheets. First, apply an Adhesive Sheet to cardstock and die cut a heart and foliage using the Scribbles and Splat and Holiday Greens dies. These dies work great together with the Sizzix Magnetic Platform. Use this sandwich: Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, paper, die facing down, second Cutting Pad. You might need to run the dies through the machine twice, since they are detailed.

  • Remove the back liner of the adhesive sheet and press the grey side of the foil sheets onto the adhesive. Vary the colours for a fun look.

  • The effect is really cool and I love the multi-coloured metallic shine.

  • Colour Heirloom Roses, a Trophy Cup and a Salvaged Doll with alcohol inks, using an ink-blending tool and felt applicator.

  • Fill the Trophy Cup with crumbled up pieces of paper. Mix a little Walnut Stain paint into Texture Paste and apply at the top of the cup.

  • Press the roses into the paste, which acts both as soil and as an adhesive.


  • Sand a Vial Label slightly and stamp it with a stamp from the Correspondence set. Glue the trophy on top of the top panel using a strong adhesive.

  • The panels were embellished with a Typed Token, Gallery Industrious Stickers, and a stamped sentiment.

  • I love the shapes of the new Tiny Vials. This one was altered with alcohol ink and I filled it with Rock Candy Distress Glitter, before drilling two holes in the panel and attaching it with a piece of wire.

  • To attach the two panels to each other I screwed in Screw Eyes and simply attached them with two Loop Pins. Very easy. The Salvaged Doll was attached the same way as the vial bottle, by drilling two holes and threading a wire through them.  The paste is a great surface to stencil and stamp on, while still keeping the rough texture of the burlap around the edges.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you so much for looking!

Happy crafting!



Thanks for reading today and thanks to Anna-Karin for being our guest!


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  1. I love looking at mixed media projects! These are gorgeous! I still haven’t tried anything like this myself – yet!

  2. What a fun and creative project! I love the pretty metallic colors and that gorgeous touch of burlap!

  3. Fabulous project, I LOVE mixed media and Tim, so this is just about the best thing I have seen in awhile.

  4. These mixed media projects are so amazing! I especially love the way the Peacock Feathers makes these pieces come alive!

  5. Want to start using mixed media on some projects. This project is so special. Love the colors used with the burlap. Great texture differences. Great job!! TFS

  6. I am so in love with foil and combined with the grungy vintage touches, it looks incredible. Great project!

  7. Mixed media projects are on my would love to try wish list! The only problem being having to try and make room in my dining/craft room to do them!! At the moment I barely have room to move!! LOL!! These are an inspirational project and I’m loving those burlap panels and the vintage touches!! Thanks for sharing these!!

  8. Love the layered brickwork stencilling and letter stamping over the texture paste – such a cool effect, and the foiled hearts are fabulous! Another inspirational project from Anna-Karin – wow!
    Alison xx

  9. Love this vintage look and those touches of foil! I recently made a mini Valentine collage using one of these burlap panels- they are great surfaces for distress!

  10. There is so much going on here to love! So inspiring! I love all the patinas, and the scribbled heart looks like oxidized vintage metal. Amazing!

  11. SOOO BEAUTIFUL!! I will be using this mix media soon! Thank you very much for sharing!! BLESS YOU!!!

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