Mixed media cards for MixedUp Mag

I would like to share with you really sparkling christmas cards. They are little bit unusual because for decorating I used only florist materials – plastic and foam flowers and leaves, tiny ornaments and tiny plastic cones.
For the base, I took green and red cardstock. Through Tim Holtz stencils I applied awesome Soft Form Paste by Colourcraft and when the paste was still wet I applied glitters (if you see little bit of blur in my photos they are not blurry they are so glittery that my poor camera was not able to make a good picture!).
Then with my glue gun I created a focal point from different embellishments. It was just easy gluing according to my fantasy.
And best part was adding interest. With ExpandIT paste I made snowflakes on one card, for another I used Decoart Snow Pen. I also played with Finnabair’s waxes (white gold, old silver).
And the final step was to make tons of splatters. I used Shimmer gold and Shimmer silver acrylic sprays by Colourcraft and white Ecoline watercolour. I made for you many photos so you can see that even with a small amount of materials you can create really nice Christmas cards.
mmcards - 1
mmcards - 2

Continue reading →

Mixed media layout for MixedUp


today I have for you very dark layout. I went really far away from my comfort zone. For my layout I used 7 dots studio papers – the newest collection Hazy days. I wanted to make layout without flowers. Really you do not need any flowers for you layouts. I also used Brusho pigment powders for it – they were invented for water colouring artist, they have really long history and now they are attaching our mixed media world.
Main black chipboard is from ScrapFX . I also used stencil from Scrap FX. All supplies you can find under photos.

tree_LO - 1

tree_LO - 2

tree_LO - 3

tree_LO - 4

tree_LO - 5

tree_LO - 6

tree_LO - 7

tree_LO - 8

tree_LO - 9

tree_LO - 10

Have a nice day
Finnabair – Clear Gesso, 3D Matte gel, Art stones, Glass beads
Brusho – Black, Emerald Green, Lemon, Turquoise
Archival ink, Stamps – Kaisercraft, La Blanche, 7 dots studio
7 dots studio – Hazy days
Izink 3D caviar, Tim Holtz stickers, Ecoline white, Pebeo black acrylic paint, Izink – Mimosa, Turquoise
ScrapFX  – Winter tree