Hello And Happy Sunday! Today is forecast to be another stormy day here in Central Florida so my plans are to stay in and be crafty. During the rains yesterday, I created a birthday card for a 96 year old who loves flowers. I hope she also appreciates my "mixed media" background.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Magnificent Branch Happy Birthday
To start, using acrylic paints, texture paste, stamps and found objects I created a mixed media background on a 5x5 mixed media card panel. The floral image is from the newest Altenew Build-A-Garden Magnificent Branch Set and I've colored with alcohol markers, then fussy cut.
I noticed the white texture paste that was stenciled on had picked up color as it dried so not as white as I wanted. To correct this, I went over each of the wonky textured squares with a Posca White Paint pen. TIP: Make certain the paste is completely dry or you will ruin the tip of your pen(s).
Everything was adhered flat to the panel, which was matted with black card and adhered to a card base. The Sentiment die cut and stamp are from the Happy Thoughts set by Crafter's Companion. For the finishing touch, I've added Gold Sequins for extra sparkle.
I've really been enjoying mixed media and art journaling lately. It's been fun to sit and create a card that is not my usual style...it's very liberating to just have fun.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Tic Tac Toe - Floral, Free, Embellishments (can't post graphic here as it's a WEBP format)