Just a quick reminder for the Mixed Media Card Challenge for July!
After covering my card base with clear gesso I did lots of background stamping with several STAMPlorations stamps. I've used three different colors of archival inks. Next came some heavy gesso through the ARTplorations X Marks the Spot stencil. For more texture, I randomly added more of the heavy gesso with a spatula.
I used some Primary Elements Artist Pigment with water and a brush to add some color to the background. The I added some microbeads with some gel medium for a bit of sparkle (you'll have to pretend you see this ok?). I stamped the flowers and then did some messy watercoloring on them. The vase is a simple die cut that's been popped up on some foam adhesive.
Here's what I used:
Paper: Strathmore 140# watercolor, misc. black and Neenah Solar White
Ink: Archival in Watering Can, Jet Black and Forget Me Not
Stamps: STAMPlorations Rosebuds from The Bee's Knees, Trendy Butterflies and Noteworthy
All the other stuff: ARTplorations X Marks the Spot stencil, clear gesso, heavy gesso, gel medium, Primary Elements Artist Pigment, distress markers, Finnabair microbeads, spatula, vase die, foam adhesive
Back soon with more my sweet friends...
Labels: ARTplorations stencil, mixed media, STAMPlorations