Cards

Handmade Encouragement Card

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Hello friends! I am very satisfied with this project. The embellishments that I used fits together. Since I started creating mixed media cards I am so obsess with layered cards. I am still new to mixed media art but I think I am getting better at it. On my next project I am thinking of creating a card or tag that has a bright color background. I’ve been doing a lot of dark color background so I guess it’s time to try to make it a little brighter… 🙂 I hope you like this project and thank you for stopping by.

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Cards

You Inspire Me Card + Distress Ink

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Greetings! I like how this card turned out. Honestly it took me at least two days to finish this because I was having problems making up my mind on what embellishments to incorporate. I wanted to put mix flowers but it would look too busy. So I decided to just use leaves stencil and applied texture paste and colored it green using distress inks. The butterfly that I included in this card is from “The Paper Studio Everyday Kraft” scrapbook paper which is awesome. I also added leaves embellishment and applied distress ink to get that dry leaf effect. This card will be up for sale in my Etsy store which will open very soon. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like this card.

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Tags

Simple I Love You Tag + Stamping + Distress Ink

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Hello! Here is another simple tag I’ve created. I’m not feeling a bit well so I decided to create something that is simple and will not take a lot of time. Instead of using acrylic paint, I applied distress ink, honeycomb and circular stamps using the stamp sets from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz that I just bought at Michaels. Before I did any stamping and distressing, I applied gesso first on both sides of the tag. I hope you like it. Thank you for looking.

 

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Journal

Art Journal Using Grocery Paper Bag

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Hello everyone! I have so much grocery paper bags and I am running out of space in my craft room. Instead of putting it in a recycling bin I made a journal book out of it. I used seven paper bags and glued it together to make a book. So if I want to practice or try out some new products I use my paper bag journal. Before you start using acrylic paints or any other paints you use, apply gesso to the paper first so that the ink would not soak through the pages. I had so much fun creating this one and it doesn’t have to be perfect. I hope you like it and thank you for looking.

Canvas

Another Canvas Art for Wall Decor

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Greetings! I like collecting box lids because they are easy to work with and much cheaper. So I will admit that I am a lid hoarder….LOL. This mix media canvas was created from a box lid. I would say that I am happy with it but I think I can do much better. Like for example the butterflies, I used perfect pearls to color them and it didn’t turned out the way I expected. It was my first time to try perfect pearls by ranger so I need to learn more how to use them. I like the pearlescent effect it gives. The butterflies are made from chipboard and I painted them with white gesso and applied perfect pearls. For the sentiments, I used my silhouette portrait machine to cut out the letters and applied distress ink. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

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First, I applied gesso to the canvas and blended some dylusions paints until I am satisfied with it.

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I splattered some acrylic paints on the canvas to make it more interesting.

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Next, I adhered some torn up patterned papers and distressed the edge with paper distressing tool. I applied distress ink on the papers but I couldn’t get the effect that I am going after.

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So when distress ink didn’t work, I tried applying black marble and squeezed orange dylusions paints around the sides of the canvas and on the scrapbook paper. I am very pleased of the outcome.

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I also stamped the top, bottom and sides using rough it up stamp from bobunny and outlined it with black marker.

Tags

Gradient color effect using Dylusions Paint

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Hi everyone! I had fun creating this tag/bookmark. I love how the background colors blend together. The tag is from Tim Holtz Alterations tag collection from Sizzix (2 3/8in x 4 3/4in). I used dylusions paints from Ranger ink for the background and splatter some black, white, blue, red, and yellow acrylic paints to add interest. Dylusions paint are blendable and dries quickly to a matte finish which I like and the fun part is using my fingers to blend the colors. Instead of smoke coming out from the chimney I stenciled star shapes using texture paste and used my kids star stencil. For the house, I used textured cardstock and applied acrylic paint and stenciled it with texture paste using Tim Holtz layering stencil. I also added sentiment stickers from Tim Holtz idea-ology. For the final touch I outlined the house, stars, and sentiments to make the whole thing pop. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Cards

Butterfly Card Layering + Texture Paste

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I would like to share with you a birthday card that I made for a friend. I like creating handmade cards for love ones because it is more meaningful to the recipient and more attractive than the ones you buy at the store. I also like receiving handmade cards because of so much love that they put into it. Every handmade cards are a work of art. For this card I applied textured paste by using Bricked Stencil from Tim Holtz collection. I used my silhouette portrait to cut my butterfly and applied distress ink. To make the card more interesting I added layers of torn scrapbook papers and burlap ribbon. I also added some flower embellishments and decided not to color the flowers and leave it as is. For every project I’ve done, I always love to add a splatter of colors as my final touch. It gives it more like a grungy look. Thank you for looking. 🙂