I gave myself some me time today & set to work on another mixed media card. Here it is;
This time I included stamping.
I started off with a 12x12 sheet of lightly patterned paper which I cut into four 6x6 pieces;
This photo shows how pale the pattern was on the sheet. Next I used a mask & inked through part of it with Crushed Olive Distress Ink to add a pattern/texture to one side of the paper. The mask had a floral pattern but when I remove it from the paper it didn't look so good, so I lightly sponged the whole section with the ink. Due to the previous inking it meant that there were darker shades here & there & this certainly looked better. The next stage was to stamp the images in black Versafine ink - one image is text & the other faux bubble wrap. I didn't put the stamps on an \acrylic block in order to get an imperfect image.
The next stage was to create a texture by using sequin waste & filler paste - one section towards top left & the other towards bottom right. When that was dry I used some watercolour paints similar to H2O's & coloured some of the spots. I had also left a portion of the paper uncoloured. Into this area I adhered some pink sequin waste which was to be the mat for my focal image. Looking at the test layout it needed a little something else so I added a black paper flourish which I placed slightly under the sequin waste. Once everything was glued in place I added a couple of paper flowers picking up the colour of the vase in the main image & some flat backed jewels. I trimmed the square with fancy edge scissors layered it onto black card & then onto a white base card.
It doesn't have a greeting on the front & I am looking amongst my stamps for the right sort of "Happy Birthday" - if I find one - I will stamp the 2 words separately then cut them out & edge them with black pen & place on the card. This will probably be at the top above the main image.
I really enjoyed this me time session & will be making more time for another session.
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