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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mixed Media - A new addiction???

After weeks of seeing some beautiful artwork by my Circle sister Barbara, I decided to try my hand at a mixed media project.  I picked a simple tag, 3 1/4 x 5".  I used plain creme cardstock.  Ranger ink distress colors were stormy sky, crushed olive, victorian velvet and a little wild honey. 

I first cut the birds from Celebrate with Flourish at 1.94 x 3.  Save the negative mask.  Temporarily adhere the bird on the tag wherever you want it.

Working with one color at a time, lightest to darkest, I rubbed the ink using a circular motion onto the cardstock in a random pattern using blending foam.  Remove the birds and mist the tag with water.  Set it with the heat tool.  Put the bird back on the tag in the original position and stamp the tag with your choice of stamp(s)/ink colors.  I used a Tim Holtz clock.  Let dry.  Remove the bird and place the negative mask over the spot and using a contrasting ink, stamp the negative space.  Set an eyelet (I coated a gold colored one with alcohol ink) and fnish with ribbon or twine of your choice.

I printed the words on the same type of creme cardstock using Courier New font.  I cut them out and inked with the wild honey ink and adhered to the cards.

This tag took me much less time than making a card and I've got tons of ideas in my head.  I think I'm going to have to get some more stamps though!

1 comment:

  1. Super pretty - I haven't tried this yet; however, you have inspired me. Love your color choices too.


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