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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Inspire-Mixed Media card

A friend of mine just encouraged me to sit down and play and see what happens. I've been too uptight about trying to get everything to come out perfect. So I figured mixed media of a sort would be a good way to loosen up. I really don't do mixed media and am not even sure if there are rules or not. So I watched a couple of simpler videos and it seemed to be about layering. 

I just picked up some stamp sets from Unity Stamp Company from their Layers of Life line. I picked one with several pieces to it and pulled out my dusty Vicky Boutin art crayons and Iridescent Glaze.

I started with a heavy weight piece of card stock and my lightest blue and green crayon. I scribbled the blue on a piece of acetate, sprayed it with water and mixed it around with a brush. Then I kissed it to the paper in a few spots. I did the same thing with the green color. I dried that layer and then used the blue on the acetate again but this time I mixed the water in with the the brush I had used with the green crayon to get just a little different shade and kissed that the the paper. Reversed for the green and dried it up again.

The next step was to take a couple of the background stamps and scribble them with art crayon and spray them with water. I stamped off the excess on scrap and then stamped them around the card stock randomly, again using the blue and green crayon. I then used some Vicky Boutin Iridescent glaze mixed with tiny bits of crayon and a Tim Holtz stencil to layer on some texture.

I grabbed the word stamp from the set and some Distress Oxide ink in Antique linen to add just one more layer onto the card base. I colored up a scrap of paper the same way and used it for the sentiment from the kit. I stamped the flower twice and used the warm set of Vicky Boutin art crayons to water color it up, then fussy cut them. 

I trimmed down the card background and the sentiment and mounted them on black. I mounted this to and A2 card base.  I glued down one flower and then used 1/16" foam tape to pop up the sentiment and the other flower.

Supplies used:
Vicky Boutin art crayons-warm and cool set
Vicky Boutin iridescent glaze
Tim Holtz stencil-Bubble

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