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Apr 24, 2014

Playing with Mixed Media

I watched a few mixed media videos recently and wanted to give it a try.
 Here is what I came up with :-)

It was so much fun, now my hands are sticky from the mod podge, inky from gesso and distress inks and my desk a huge mess :-)
I started out by cutting a piece of mixed media card stock to the size of 4x 5.25 inches. Applied mod podge to it using a foam brush, then I added my torn designer paper scraps to the card, and then brushed mod podge over it again. Rubbed some gesso here and there onto the designer paper and more mod podge. Inked up the grass and some other background stamps using distress ink. A heating tool was  used to dry it, but the grass did end up smearing a little bit. The fairy (Whimsy Stamps - Flower Fairies) was stamped using stazon ink, and I used distress inks for coloring her in. I inked up the edges using versamark and sprinkled some gold embossing powder onto it for a golden edge. Sentiment (Whimsy - Lovely Spring Sliders)was stamped onto white card stock, distressed with inks, and then cut out using a whimsy stamps Slider 2 die. Finished it off with some twine and added a punched butterfly. 

I know this is a little different from my usual style, but I really want to try a few different techniques. 
Playing along in a few challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing ( I heat embossed the gold around the edges)
Creative Knockouts- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Blue and Green
 Artistic Stampers - Embossing and Texture

Thanks so much for stopping by.


susiestacey said...

Fantastic result Ellie from all the inky business - l would not know where to begin with it all but you have done a fantastic job x Susan x

Pam MacKay said...

Gorgeous design love your background! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts!

Chantal said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your Mixed Media card at our 'Anything Goes challenge'!
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