Hello Crafty Friends -
Hopefully your week is off to a good start! I spent some time over the weekend being crafty and I’m just now getting around to blogging about one of the projects I made.
Mixed media seems to be big at the moment and while I’m not quite ready to jump into it with both feet I thought I could dip my toes in and try a technique or two. Although, I did buy a couple canvases at the art store over the weekend. Hmm… ;)
I didn’t have a chance to use the Penelope & Birdcage stamp set during release week at There She Goes, so it seemed fitting to use her for this card. Now as far as mixed media I wanted to play with stencils (I used Chickenwire by The Crafter’s Workshop) and modeling paste to add some texture to the designer paper. Once dry it has a matte finish, which you can see in the bottom left corner. For even more texture I added some Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint (from Ranger) here and there. I learned a couple things: it is really difficult to sew over modeling paste (the foot kept sticking) and crackle paint doesn’t crackle when applied on top of the modeling paste – at least it didn’t for me. ;) Although, you can see a bit of crackling on the designer paper if you look closely. Squinting a lot can help. Heh.
Of course I added a few of my favorite touches: Glossy Accents and Glitter. Oh, and a few pearls. I also sponged a bit of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the edges of the designer paper and used a distressing tool on the edges.
So what do you think? I need to practice a bit more but so far I’m having fun. And speaking of fun, here is another project I started this weekend (so very ready for Spring!):