New Beginnings Mixed Media Artist Trading Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (1)

New Beginngings In Mixed Media 1

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.

New Beginnings Mixed Media Artist Trading Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (1)

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.

New Beginnings Mixed Media Artist Trading Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (2)

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!

New Beginnings Mixed Media Artist Trading Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (3)

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.

J :)

12 thoughts on “New Beginngings In Mixed Media 1

  1. Never thought of using glue gun to make eggs! Have used to make small flat-back pearls. How long did you have to leave them to set?
    Never really done much mixed media so looking forward to posts. đź‘Ś
    Sylvia xxx

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  2. Hello John

    Am I imagining what I thought I saw? I thought I saw from you an email with a picture showing turquoise spots into a circle pattern! But can’t find that email or blog now it’s the weekend, and I may be going mad! And when in the MRI scanner yesterday it kept coming into my mind … so I checked my trash and nothing there either!

    So, if you did send something this week, could it be resent? If not, sorry to trouble you!

    Best wishes Sue Edes

    Sent from my iPad


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