Hello everyone… Happy Saturday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Today, I would love to share with you all a mixed media card, Hello Sweet Friend 🙂
In this April, I have been learning more mixed media technique for cardmakers at Stamp Nation Forum called Sleep, Create – Mixed Media for Card Makers Class. On my card today I used some of the techniques.
I started with creating my background. I will be working with some mediums and I like to work with 140 lbs watercolor paper, I have some of them that already cut into 4 1/2″ x 6″ that ready to use. I added some Gelatos on it and blended the colors with baby wipes. I dried it with craft heater.
Next step is to create the collage of tissue papers. I found some of tissue papers from my scrap box. Some of them are Tim Holtz tissue papers and some of them are stamped tissue papers that I had left over from previous project. I added some gel medium on the panel, and added the tissue papers. As I added the tissue paper, I wrinkled them with my finger, and then I added more gel medium all over them to seal them in place.
This next step is getting my finger inky and sticky… 😀 So… I added some teal acrylic paint randomly on it. Next, I added some white gesso randomly on the panel. And then I sprayed the green ink spray on the panel and I ended up with the circular patterns. I dried the spray paint with craft heater but they still kindda sticky when I touch it… so I grab my gold foil and then added it on the card and… VOILA! I got some gold foil on the panel mixed with the spray paint. I told myself, “OH this is so cool!”
Next layer is the bubble wrap pattern. I grab the bubble wrap plastic, tapped in on the VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze Ink Pad, and then I stamped it on the card on both corners. This ink pads is my new favorite, bright and vibrant colors plus juicy! I dried the whole panel one more time with craft heater.
I have some monoprinted papers that I did with Gelli Plate and acrylic paints. I use one of the paper to create the flower. I doodled on the monoprinted paper with black paint marker fine point. I ended up with 3 clusters of small roses, 3 clusters of big roses with leaves, and 3 other single doodled flowers from 1 paper. I trimmed them with micro-tip scissors. I used one of the clusters of roses with leaves on this card.
For the sentiment, I wrote the phrase “Hello sweet friend” on a white cardstock using Faber-Castell Brush black brush pen. I trimmed the cardstock into a sentiment banner.
I added the doodled flower on the card with dries-clear adhesive and I added the sentiment banner with 3D foam tape. And this card is done 🙂
I totally enjoyed every step in the process of making this mixed media card for a sweet friend. I will more for sure! I hope you all also enjoy this card today and be inspired to step out of your “comfort zone” to try something new.
Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous and beautiful day!
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