Playing is one of the things i really love about mixed media and art journaling. I bought some cheap liquid watercolor sets and i wanted to try out how the colors looked. I cut a piece of watercolor paper (6×6 inch) and just splattered some colors on my paper and sprayed a little water over that. I love to see the colors spread on my paper.
So now i have this cool and super easy water color background… What to do with it?? I know that if i toss it aside for later it rearly turnes into a project… So i pick out a stamp and figure out what i like to do with it.. Since it is a pretty small stamp i decide to repeat it 3 times to create a focal point. I stamp them on my card (and now i wished i embossed them at that time… ) But i didn’t… 😦
i stamped my heart stamp another 3 times cut them out and colored them with the liquid watercolors and popped them on pop dots and placed them on top of the stamped images on the card
So now i have my 3 focal points i need to frame them. This was a step i did not over think so i started to add a few stamps around the outside of the card. I only used parts of the stamps That’s when i thought about the option to emboss the stamped images and WOW it looked so cool!
The embossing poudre did not catch the whole image somehow and that gave a really distressed look to the stamping, That look fits so well with this art journal page. I added my title (word strip) and thought this was done…
But no….. The white paper needed something dark to make it pop. So that’s when i added a scrappaper where i added on a thick layer of black gesso just around the paper as a border. I dried it with my heattool, making sure it was not completely dry. Because now i could stil stamp my stamps in there to get an impression….
This impression was hardly visable at this point so i took out my make-up (intense colour eye mousse it is a waterproof creamy and sparkly stuff that works kind of like rubbin buff or wax) I rubbed it all over the stamped parts of de border and now the stamped images became somewhat visable. It looks very distressed.
finished mixed media valentines card
Hope you enjoyed my little art play and remember you can watch the process from start to finish in the video tutorial!!
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