Hello! I’ve got a fun mixed media card to share today using several products from Hero Arts. I had no agenda with this card….I just wanted to play. There’s a bunch of things going on with this card, and mixed media cards are often the hardest to explain, because I use so many products and techniques, and I often just get into a groove….I don’t really pay attention to what I’m doing, and I just enjoy the process. But I’ll do my best to tell you what I did.
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I began with a gessoed sheet of paper from an old workbook. On top of that, I applied a few shades of green Gelatos and Earl Grey. I did my typical scribble, spray with water, and blend with my fingers method of application. Then I placed the Spiral Stencil from Hero Arts on top, and wiped the colors away from the negative spaces with a baby wipe. Then I grabbed the July 2023 My Monthly Hero Kit and inked up the Linen Cling Stamp that’s in the kit with Rain Forest VersaFine Clair Ink. I wanted some texture, so I heat embossed it with a clear powder.
Things were looking a little too monochromatic, so I grabbed Distress Paint in Saltwater Taffy. Once again, I used my fingers for the application. I also used Saltwater Taffy (but as an Oxide) on my card base.
Next, I die cut the Dandelions from the My Monthly Hero kit out of black cardstock. I tapped parts of them into VersaMark ink and then sprinkled on Golden Sand embossing Powder from Stampendous on to each die cut. On the border of my panel, I sprinkled on Aged Green embossing powder and melted it. I love how thick and shiny it gets. You need to heat this from underneath, because no VersaMark was applied, and many of the granules are too big and heavy for the ink to hold.
I stamped my sentiment, which is from the December 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit, on to vellum with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair Ink. I attached it with staples, for more texture and because using glue on vellum can be annoying. I stamped the butterfly from the July MMH Kit and heat embossed it with black. Then, I splattered the panel with Tuxedo Black irRESISTibles. Whew! I think that’s everything.
I think this came out really pretty. I love pink and green together, and I like that there are lots of textures and interesting areas to look at. How do you feel about mixed media cards? Do you like making them? Do you like how they look? They’re definitely one of my favorite ways to make cards. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!