Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
Hello my lovely friends and
visitors, I hope your weekend is going well.
I finally had some time to create a not card project and I have got to
say I am so blooming happy that I finally got to finish it. I created a dimensional piece of stamped
mixed media hanging and here it is …
It's about A5 size
I promise it's not bent like the photo!
Lots of distressing fun!
Love this old stamp!
You can see how it has faded out and I love that effect!
Very distressed blooms!
Lovely butterflies which are deliberately bleached out and they look like they have dandruff, grr!
was so much fun to create. I let my
limited mixed media and distress style fingers out to play and I went darker
and distressed more than the last time and I actually blooming like it! There are a couple of layers chipboard here
which probably aren’t evident I used a piece for the background which I created
by sticking a patterned paper onto it and then trimming it. The next day I applied texture paste to just
the edges, top and bottom. I knew I would
cover most of it so I didn’t have to add it to the middle of the bottom panel. Once dry I used my weathered wood distress re-inker
to add a wash to the stencilled paper (this is something I will do again). I cut another piece of paper from my stack
and distressed the edges and used a white gesso wash to tone the colour down
before applying it to the centre of the panel.
my Spectrum Aqua pens to ink up the flower stamp and just before stamping it I
sprayed my card with water and immediately stamped the flower in position. Whilst the card was still damp I popped it
into my MISTI and stamped the wings from the Paperbabe Pieridae butterflies in
position (these stamps come in different parts which makes them extremely
useful).I used my heat tool to dry the
card and realised that the flower was too pale.Once again I used my Spectrum Aqua pens to ink up the stamp and I very
lightly sprayed the card before stamping the flower again.I love the way that turned out and again will
be something I try again lol!It was
time for bed so I left everything to dry overnight before finishing the stamped
next day I die cut the fence, distressed my second layer of paper, squashed and
distressed my blossoms with Distress ink pads and Spectrum Aqua pens. I trimmed the stamped and watercoloured card
and attached it to a piece of chipboard before attaching a layer of fun foam and
double sided tape to the back so that it has lovely depth. Once I was happy with the flowers I added
them as the final touch.
taking my photographs I realised that our camera sees Spectrum Noir Sparkle
clear overlay as white dots: my butterflies have dandruff, grr! It really is obvious to me that I need and
want to spend more time playing and familiarising myself with my acrylic paints
and other mixed media supplies because that is where my heart lies right
now. Thank you so much for taking the
time to visit and comment. I really do
appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon too ttfn
Paperbabe Stamps: Pieridae
Butterfly stamp set
All Night Media flower stamp (very old
Die Cutting Machine &
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Joy Craft: fence die
Unknown Script Stencil (thank
MISTI; paintbrushes; water
pot; palette knife; paint palette
Crafters Companion Sheena
Douglass white stamping card