Monday, 6 October 2014

Live Happy: Mixed Media Card

Hi Friends!

Another Monday, another card.  I have been having fun making these cards but I haven't been feeling very generous with them.  I'm hoarding them. I like them a little too much to give away but I'm very happy to share how I made them.

So, let's get started...

Sept 29_5

1. Collage book paper on watercolor paper.

2. Apply a thin coat of gesso with a sponge brush.

3. Apply Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste through stencil. I used Balzer Designs Triangle Stencil. I heated the embossing paste with my heat gun because a)I wanted puffy triangles and b) I was impatient.

4. Add color. I sprayed with the new Prima Color Bloom sprays in Precious Stone and Tea Stain but you can use any spray, ink or paint you like. The Embossing Paste works with everything. Set aside to dry or dry with heat gun.

5. Add Gold Embossing Paste. When the background was dry, I swiped some Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste  across the raised triangles using my palette knife.

6. Embellish. While I waited for the Gold Embossing Paste to dry, I sorted through my supplies to find some embellishments. I like the sentiment on the wood veneer - perfect for a birthday or special occasion, don't you think? I tied the twine around the card base and through the feather before attaching it to the card base.

7. Attach to card base. 

Here's a close up...

Sept 29_6

And that's it. These mixed media cards are really easy to make but they make quite an impact.

In case you missed it, the projects I made using The Paperie's October kit went up on their blog on Friday. You can see them here and let me know what you think.

That's it for today.

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

  1. I just love this. ... makes me want to run upstairs and make one right now!