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.
my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. The
background I created on this card is the second part of my resist
technique background experiments. The background on this one was
created with Tim Holtz new Distress Resist Spray and here is my card
A 148mm square card
Lots of lovely depth and texture
All the yummy details
I love these differences!
Created for me and especially
for these Challenges
I am going through a very
bright phsase at the moment and seem to be attracted to shades of
blue and purple, whatever it is I’m enjoying it. Here’s how I
created this card:
1. I created the background
late at night so that I could leave the Distress resist spray to dry
naturally. I used a piece of A5 card and positioned my stencil over
the top. I did not stick it in position. I used the Distress resist
spray and applied a layer onto the card.
2. Because there was a lot of
resist spray on the stencil I took a print from the stencil then
washed it with warm water and washing up liquid. I left it to air
3. The next day I created
washes from my Distress re-inkers in a paint palette.
4. Once the card was inked I
dried it with my heat tool. I popped it underneath some dies to
5. I used snippets to die cut
the stitched banner and to stamp the flowers onto. I fussy cut the
flowers out then stamped the butterflies onto the stitched banner.
6. Following Kim’s sketch I
dug into my snippets bag and found a piece of card that had DecoArt
Crackle Paste added to it with the Harlequin stencil and I then
coloured that with Luminarte H2O watercolours.
7. I inked the edges of the
stamped die cut and the card using ink blending tool and foam using
Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides.
8. I die cut the sentiment
from snippets and coloured them with Luminarte H2O watercolours. I
added ribbon and pearls to further embellish my card.
sketch made creating this card so much easier and it’s always fun
to play along like this as I usually end up finding something that I
really love that I will use in future too. Thank you Kim! 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 ttfn Karen x
Paperbabe Stamps: Pieridae
Prima Marketing Finnabair
Elementals 6.5” x 10.25”: Harlequin stencil
Cutting Machine & Dies:
Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Designs: Stitched Nesting Banners
Favourite Things Stamps Die-Namics: Hello There die set
heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette