Friday, May 1, 2015

Mixed Media Birthday

  • STAMPS: Elements of Style, Bloom With Hope (sentiment), En Francais, Gorgeous Grunge
  • CARDSTOCK: Pretty in Pink, Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • INK: Tuxedo Black Memento, Chery Cobbler, Espresso, Brown Sugar, Craft White
  • ACCESSORIES: Square Lattice EF, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Brad, Jewels Basic Pearl, Lace Trim, misc. reinkers, sponge daubers.  Not SU: Gesso, Crackle Paste, TCW chicken wire 6x6 template, watercolor pencils, edge distress tool, White Faber-Castell PITT pen.

This card was completely inspired by Julie Gearinger and her mixed media technique. her post on pinterest:

I have never done a mixed media card. I began (after reading Julie's blog instructions) by spreading a layer of white gesso on whisper white cardstock. Spritzed a few Tim Holtz distress sprays and a few drops of SU reinkers on a craft mat then spritzed with water - laid the dried gesso coated cardstock on top and moved around to get the various coloring.

After that layer dried I stamped portions of the En Francais background stamp in Espresso; added some crackle paste using the chicken wire template. Stamped the flower in Tuxedo Black and colored with watercolor pencils. Added some white with the White Faber-Castell PITT pen. Sponged some color on top of the crackle chicken wire (use heat gun to dry it more quickly).

Added a bit more distress with Gorgeous Grunge background stamps in White and Brown Sugar. Tore, distressed and sponged edges of front panel, and Pretty in Pink panel embossed with square lattice.

Wow, this was fun and I spent hours without even knowing it! Thanks for the inspiration Julie :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Tracy- I just saw this on Pinterest :-) You did a fabulous job- love all of the texture and thrilled that you gave this technique a try and I truly understand how the time flies when you are having fun with Mixed Media :-) Hugs, my friend!