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 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!