Monday, 4 July 2016

Magazine Makes #3 - My First Mixed Media Project

Hi Everyone! How are you all? Are you all excited about the colouring challenge starting tomorrow? You know me, I love it, so I'll be on Instagram every day sharing what I've been doing, then once a week (fingers crossed!), I'll try to do a round up. I really encourage you to join in - please say hello too :)

Last weekend, once I had one child asleep and the other watching the telly quietly, I got out my acrylic paints (99p in Home Bargains!), and a stencil from a recent Papercraft Essentials and had a lot of fun with a Kraft Scrapbook.

I used a bit of white gesso on the cover (I learn a lot from Kim Dellow and I would highly recommend checking out her blog) but I wanted to keep the background mostly Kraft, so only did the middle. It does help with laying down the paint on top.

I then mixed various shades of the three colours of acrylic paint I had (White, Ultramarine and Vermillion) and using a household sponge (a tip from Kim as I don't have any brushes) I sponged the design through the stencil.

I did use a heat gun briefly to dry, but the acrylic does dry fairly quickly. I then took the outline stamp from the set and using some distress ink  - Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry - I stamped it in various places over the top. I did have to use the heat gun on these.

For the central sentiment panel I sponged some white acrylic on the top and stamped the sentiment into it directly before it was dry. It looked a bit too muted, so I stamped over it again with some blue acrylic paint. The stamps take the paint really well, so I'll be trying that again. I then just left it to dry.

Below is a list of what I used to make this card. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links:

I'm so pleased with how it turned out. It's also not like anything I've ever done before, and a completely different style, but I loved sponging it all on. Next time the children are painting, I'll paint too!

Thanks so much for visiting, see you all on IG for loads of colouring for the next 30 days :)


Marianne said...

Great job! Isn't it fun to be trying new things and encouraging when they turn out just as you had hoped or even better. These past few weeks, I've been trying to focus more on the process than on the result, and it's been so rewarding! Let's hope I can hold that thought when the 30 day colouring fun starts tomorrow.
Marianne x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Lovely Ruth, I would never have guessed it was your first MM project ... so pretty! Have a lovely week my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Aileen Ryan said...

Great project Ruth, love the flowers and hoe you sponged some and stamped others. Looks like you enjoyed yourself, keep it up.

Pop's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous make sweetie hugs Pops x

Michelle Short said...

This is fabulous, Ruth. Can't believe it's your first MM make, it doesn't show! Love the colours together and fab design xx

Missy Pink said...

What a great idea Ruth, you have done a fabulous job of this project. I love your style too. Clever girl xx

Lisa Tilson said...

I love it, it's so bright and fun! I also really love that stencil, that was a real bargain with the magazine. I love how you try out new techniques, I really don't branch out enough. Really pretty project, love it 😃

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So cool with the gesso! Looks wonderful - purple, pink and Kraft - a winning color combo!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Good for you expanding your horizons!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool!

Cara said...

This is fab! Love it, thanks for the link too. Cara x

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