Having decided to increase more mixed media into the blog this year, I thought that I would start off with something a little smaller.
This is the first project that I created.
A simple artist trading card on the outside. Some cool techniques on the inside.
It obviously started out with a blank artist trading card which I then covered in torn scraps from a book. I used Pebeo Bindex Brilliant as my adhesive and glaze.
I used a pigment stick to add some blue and some pigment spritz to add some warmer tones.
After lettering it dry, I wrapped the card in some twine, from Ikea’s Christmas collection believe it or not, and used a glue gun to secure the twine in place.
Tip: Press the glued area onto a silicone craft mat to help it set quicker and spread more thinly. This way you don’t end up with a bulky blob on the back of the ATC.
While I had the glue gun and silicone mat out, I made some dollops of glue, adding a little more to one end to form an oval shape – aka, egg. Some glitter was then chucked on before it had dried. This was then left to dry before being picked from the mat and the excess glitter shaken back into the pot.
I created the ‘nest’ by wrapping some twine around a pot of embossing powders and then gluing the loops together with the glue gun, making sure not to stick it to the pot.
The next and some scrunched scrap of paper were then glued onto the ATC, again using the glue gun.
Using the same pigment stick and spritz from earlier, I added a few touches of colour to the twine.
I then used a gold interference paint to add spots and smudges of goldy looking stuff. Some of this was added to the edges of the eggs too.
The eggs were then glued into place using the hot glue gun.
Et voila! New beginnings in mixed media have begun!
What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts – something you would try too?
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this one and I look forward to bringing you more in the near future.
Bye for now.