Boy did I have a good time creating this card for you today.
It just so happens to be our technique challenge that Marisa
enticed us with this week over at Just Us Girls.
Mixed Media..Here is a link.
I was so scared at first to dive in and then when I got started I absolutely loved it!
Thanks Marisa for getting me out of my comfort zone. There has been
a lot of that lately over at the JUGS..and I sure am loving it.
We all need to stretch our imagination and creativity once in a while….
don’t ya think?
Okay here are a few additional photos of me in action so you can kind of
see the steps I took to begin…they aren’t the best! Don’t judge…lol
First, I took my ink and put it directly on my plexiglass surface that covers my work area.
Then I took my glossy card stock and stuck it in it…randomly.
(You do not have to use glossy CS.)
I added more ink as I went.
This is where your creativity can just run wild.
Next, I applied Gesso or white acrylic paint) to the paper
using a feather paintbrush. I did this a couple of times.
I loved how it started looking like woodgrain so I went for that look!
I forgot to take photos of me stamping randomly all over the paper,
but I think you get the idea….and this is what my scrap paper looked
like when I was done. I would try a stamp on there before I used it on
the real thing. Sometimes I would stamp off so that the image would
look more muted too.
If you are wondering what is under my plexi glass…it’s random letters
notes, poems, drawings, and mother’s day cards that I received from either
my hubby or son over the years. I love it! Makes me Happy!
Well, I hope I have intrigued you enough to play along.
Also, Before you go, I am linking this up with the Pink Elephant
challenge to use Woodgrain….see why I went with that look. lol
All my talented teammates over at Just Us Girls did a wonderful job with this
technique so here are links to their blogs, so you can leave them some love along the way!
July 13, 2013 at 7:48 am
You nailed it! The textures and finishes are amazing! Love it
July 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm
Thanks Barb!!! I so appreciate it!
July 13, 2013 at 9:19 am
Isn’t this just a fun way of creating? I love mixed media — YOU rocked it out! Your color scheme is just right on~ 🙂
July 13, 2013 at 9:28 am
Whoa, Nancy! This is fab-u-lous! Just my style. I’m going to have to try it. 🙂
July 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm
Thanks so much Bobby!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!
July 13, 2013 at 10:04 am
OMGosh! I can’t believe how dark and mottled your paper looked before adding the gesso! This is so lovely! You really did a fabulous job with this technique!
July 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Absolutely LOVE the outcome!! Great use of the technique!!
July 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm
Fantastic!!! Love it!!! Mixed media can be a little intimidating the first time around but it certainly is loads of fun 🙂 Can’t wait to see more! ~Sophia
July 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm
Thanks Sophia … It’s a lot of fun… Going to do some more that’s for sure!
July 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm
Woweeee!!!! Look at YOU chickee!!! a NATURAL!!! I am SO proud of you!!! You stepped into a new comfort zone!! There’s NOTHING you can’t accomplish if you set your mind to it! 🙂 Hope your having a good weekend!
July 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm
Thanks Chica…just got back from Lakeland…it was fun…went to the most beautiful scrapbook/stamping store I have ever seen by accident…my sister lives there! Thought of you the entire time! Amazing! TTYL
July 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Very cool card…love the texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!
July 15, 2013 at 11:41 am
I love this technique! I have been using it over and over ever since I saw it on SCS. You did a fabulous job and I love the photo tutorial!!!! There are so many fun ways to get the base color! I love the stamps you used and the distressing! Gorgeous project!
July 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Thanks so much Angie. It was good for me to get out of my comfort zone. Although today’s card I am about to put up ..has me written all over it. LoL Thanks for stoppin by!
July 16, 2013 at 10:26 am
what a great mixed media card! love the colors muted with the white paint and the layered sentiment!
July 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm
Thanks Julia….I am going to try it again real soon! I appreciate your kind words!