Monday, February 12, 2018

Mixed Media Valentine Card

Hello, Lisa Hoel here again with another Valentine's Day card to share – this time in mixed media style.

The background is made of stacked pages torn from a book. I applied a thin layer of white gesso to the top layer to mute the text and provide a good surface for subsequent media application. Next came a layer of Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders. I lightly spritzed the page with water and then sprinkled on the powders (Merlot and Fuchsia). These are powerful pigments! A little bit of powder goes a long way and they are extremely reactive with water. It is like the color just 'bursts' on your project. It is a very cool effect!

Once the background was dry, I used my sewing machine to sew it onto the card base. I used the Stitched Fringe die to cut the fringe out of white coffee filters (stronger than tissue paper). The sentiment and hearts were cut out of plain cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to be creative this week. ;-)

AJVD Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
gesso, Color Burst Powders - Merlot, Fuchsia, coffee filters, thread, cardstock, book pages

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1 comment:

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card Lisa! Love all of the great texture and cool elements you added!