On Wednesday, we chatted about what we thought mixed media was. Those of you over on Google + may have seen some of my posts on what I've been creating. Now that I've adjusted my mind to the definition of simply using multiple mediums on a project, I'm embracing the whole idea!
By the way, those of you interested in participating in the mixed media challenge this month at the Kraafter Kommunity on Google + should come on over and join in.
WARNING -- Photo heavy post from this point forward! You've been warned!
I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to create, but I decided to work on a full 8.5 x 11 sheet. That in itself is unusual for me, as I normally only work on card sized pieces. This should give me a lot to work with on several projects.
|Inking with Versa Mark on Neenah Solar White card stock|
|Clear embossing powder|
|Getting ready to heat emboss|
|Preparing to add color|
|Adding ink in soft swirly motion.|
I love how the images magically appear!
|Finished with first color|
|Adding another layer of color|
|Getting ready to double emboss|
|Finished with second embossing. |
These images are more muted since they were embossed over color.
|Adding more layers of color|
|Buffing any extra ink off the embossed areas. |
Don't skip this step, as it really makes your embossed images POP off the page.
|Adding some "texture" by spritzing with water.|
|Detail after water spritz|
|Adding some partially stamped images in light and dark browns|
|Adding some subtle hints of white with a colored pencil|
|One of my favorite tools! I use the gold, silver and clear all the time.|
|Just a hint of gold shimmer here and there|
|One last layer of "texture" with the air spritzer and marker|
|Close up of marker spritz detail|
|The finished product!|
I've already gotten brave and cut this item into some smaller pieces. Since I've already overloaded you with photos today, be sure to come back later when I post the projects I'll be making with this lovely card stock art. Can you believe I had someone want to buy it just like this? Go figure!
If you have any questions about the products or techniques I used, please comment below and I'll be glad to answer you.
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