Snowy Mixed-Media Trees by Riikka Kovasin

GUEST POST – Riikka Kovasin with Snowy Mixed Media Trees

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Here’s another brilliant guest post to give you even more inspiration! This time we have the wonderful Riikka from Paperiliitin. I have long admired Riikka’s mixed-media style, she makes creating beautiful layered projects look so achievable. I always want to get out some gel medium and paint after visiting her blog or watching her YouTube videos! Unfortunately the Happy Scatter items I sent seem to have got lost in the post, but Riikka didn’t let that phase her. She has created another masterpiece today, and she even made a video for you to see how it’s done…


Hello there and welcome to my Frosty Festivities guest post! I’m so honored to be involved in this event! Thank you Jennifer for asking me to participate!

I wanted to do something a bit different so I chose to go mixed media and 3 D. I mostly do scrapbooking layouts but recently the mixed media pieces have become more and more prominent in my crafting. But don’t get me wrong, I always enjoy making a page, too!

Here’s my snowy mixed-media trees:

Snowy Mixed-Media Trees by Riikka Kovasin

Using various different mediums and styrofoam cones I created two trees. You can use the same techniques and ideas to make a snowy canvas, too. And the best part in these is that you can use any object as long it has a lovely shape! These trees hold broken jewellery, bottle caps, found objects and sewing supplies to name a few.

Snowy Mixed-Media Trees by Riikka Kovasin

While writing this the snow still hasn’t reached Helsinki, where I live, but I hope that the scenery will soon be as white as these trees! I always love how white snow turns everything so soft and luminous. It makes a huge difference here in the gloomy north where dusk arrives at the afternoon.

Snowy Mixed-Media Trees by Riikka Kovasin

Snowy Mixed-Media Trees by Riikka Kovasin

If you wish to create something similar, I created a tutorial video for you showing how I made the trees. If you make something inspired by this post, I would love to see your art! Please leave a link here or then send me exploring your blog by mailing me the link!


Thank you for watching, I hope I have inspired you! Wishing you a lovely day and a white Christmas!

More about Riikka:

I’m a mixed media style crafter from Finland. Scrapbooking layouts are my biggest passion, but I also love to create canvases, cards and recently I’ve grown an interest on ATCs. Please visit me on my blog or other social media sites! It would be a pleasure to hear from you!

You can find me at:
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Riikka Kovasin of Paperiliitin

Thank you Riikka for your stunning trees and your detailed video!

Be Inspired:

Make a mixed-media project with items like broken jewellery and found objects

Cover a project with a layer of gesso on top

Decorate a foam tree shape

Thanks for reading, let us know what you think in the comments!

See you again at 7pm,

Jennifer x

  • Anita

    These are stunning, so very creative.

    November 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm
  • wow…these are amazing! x

    November 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm
  • gosh that is so effective and what a great way to use broken treasures or the odd found item

    November 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm
  • Wow! These are stunning!

    November 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Absolutely stunning!!! I have made a canvas never thought of doing this!!

    November 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    Very cool and I love how the photos look in the caps.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm
  • These trees are awesome!!! Love the look of all the found objects and the photo framed in the bottlecap! Looks so festive all covered in “snow”. The use of the sewing thread is brilliant. Really softens it all up.
    I don’t really do 3D projects, but many of these same techniques will work with my flat multi-media creations that I occasionally attempt.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm
  • Love this. Also the bottle caps with photos would be a great way to share Christmas with family members that can’t actually be with you.

    November 9, 2014 at 11:45 am
  • Oh. My.
    Already have a shopping list – will make as Christmas gifts!
    Will put the family photos in the bottlecaps…

    November 9, 2014 at 10:16 pm
  • Sue D

    Love the soft look and the addition of photos.

    November 11, 2014 at 3:48 am
  • Julene

    A bright idea for a festive table or corner.

    November 14, 2014 at 2:33 am
  • Hello!

    April 8, 2015 at 5:24 am

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