I attended a couple of really enjoyable mixed media workshops towards the end of 2013 & really caught the bug - this was on canvas & you can only have so many canvases on the wall. But I may think about doing more for presents during the year.
After the workshops I had a play at home creating background papers by using paper that I had in my stash but never seemed to feel like using on my cards. Here is one of the pages.
So today's play was for a mixed media card, but I didn't get around to using stamps. It ended up being rather monotone - but it's not too bad. The next one must include stamping. Here is the card;
& here are some close-ups;
The dotty pattern is filler through sequin waste - some people call it punchinella
The roses in these two photos were made by filler through sections of a floral mask.
This central image is a label with ribbon through each end & a double paper flower with button centre attached to it. Some glitter has also been sprinkled across the whole which shows up best in this photo.
The base card was a white folded card & I attached a torn edged piece of grey distressed paper near the folded edge - using matt medium. The label was then layered on top of that. As the ribbon was blue I wanted to give the whole image a blue tinge - so mixed some blue acrylic paint with the matt medium for a wash. I think perhaps I should have brought in another colour - but that is what play is all about isn't it? Try it, like it, don't like it, play again.
Play again is what I will do tomorrow - this time using stamps & a little more colour.
Thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit. Now that I have made a start again I hope to be blogging here more often. 'Bye for now.