In this World by Stampin’ Up!

In this World by Stampin’ Up!

It took me an age to finish this card! I know! It looks so simple doesn’t it? It’s another of my tentative attempts at mixed media.

In this World by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

 

I created the card front by covering panel of Whisper White with Gesso so I could watercolour on top of it.  I then stamped the door from In this World by Stampin’ Up! in Basic Black Archival ink. Then I partially  painted over it with some more gesso and stamped the butterfly from the same set. I added the flower from Touches of Texture, added some colour using Night of Navy and Melon Mambo ink refills and an aqua painter. After that I totally lost confidence and didn’t know how to finish it.

It was only when my friend came round the other week for coffee and I started bouncing some ideas off her, that it came together. So what do you think? Does it fit the Mixed Media bill? Does mixed media scare you as much as it does me? LoL!

I’m actually really pleased with how it turned out in the end. Thanks Jackie!

I will keep experimenting with Mixed Media. I’m thinking of doing an art journal! Talk about running before I can walk! Lol!

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Mixed Media using Stampin’ Up! products

Mixed Media using Stampin’ Up! products – A Gelato Rainbow with Sprinkles of Life 

I’ve loved mixed media from afar for a loooong time now and have pinned fabulous projects and watched fabulous tutorials on YouTube and finally I thought it was about time to dip my toe in the water and give it a go. I saw this scrapbook page layout on Pinterest and loved it – watercolour has that effect on me! 😂 The watercolour background was created with gelatos. I didn’t know what they were so I researched them and thought they looked like fun and I bought a few!

I have had so much fun playing with them! During my research I saw this video of the drip technique and I had to give it a go, but I wanted to make a card as well as a scrapbook layout! (Needless to say the scrapbook layout is still waiting to be completed!!!)

Of course it had to be mixed media using Stampin’ Up! products though!

Gelatos Rainbow Sprinkles of Life from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I stuck a piece of Whisper White card stock down to a board using masking tape (which also created the border) and then covered the exposed area with gesso. Once it was dry I rubbed the gelatos along the top and then spritzed with water to activate them. I rubbed with my finger to get the pigment working with the water and then tilted the board to let the colours run downwards.

Once it was dry I thought it would look good with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and used Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the images in! I love how it turned out but please, please, please don’t look too closely at the basic black card stock I used to mount it onto before mounting on to the card base!!!!! Please!! I made a bit of a booboo and grabbed the wrong piece of black card stock and didn’t realise until I had it all stuck on and stuck down. I just grabbed the off-cut by accident and not the carefully measured and cut to size piece of card stock! Doh!!!! 😁 I can live with it though! Lol!

Part of the reason for using this stamp set was also my guess what is going to retire game that I mentioned in Monday’s post. I think that Sprinkles of Life may retire as it is the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) stamp set and there always seems to be a new one with the new annual catalogue. You never know though, I may be completely wrong! We will just have to wait until next week to find out, won’t we? 😊

Anyway I hope you have enjoyed my first foray into the world of mixed media! I’m not sure how brave I will become with it (or not) but we’ll see!

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