A few weeks ago I promised a short tutorial on creating my own background on a mixed media card. Here is the completed card. The large doilie is not a part of the card,
I used the following products to create this card. I was pleased with how it turned out.
The first technique I did was to cover my card front with a generous amount of Matte Medium. This protects the card so that the sprays and water that I used did not soak through. It also gives better flow for the sprays and water. I let this dry thoroughly. I chose a light shade of yellow spray, one a bit darker yellow and a green chartreuse spray.
I sprayed the light yellow first and immediately spritzed water onto the colour. With a paint brush I worked the spray onto the card surface. I did the same with the darker yellow then the green making sure that I dried each colour before I went onto the next one. I mixed some green kraft paint into modeling paste and with a vine stencil I applied the modeling paste.
To apply the circles I used the bottom of one of my sprays and pressed it onto black ink then pressed it onto the card. I did the same using the bottom of one of my misters. I then did some stamping, here and there, lightly using black ink and an acrylic mesh stamp. There you have my background.
I painted a wood decorative circle in black paint and adhered it as shown. I then took a plain white flower and painted the light coloured spray onto the top petals and the darker yellow spray on the next row of petals. This I placed in the centre of the wood circle and added the rest of my flowers coming out from the bottom of it.
A loopy bow, green leaves an embroidered flower embellishment and a green grapevine added some more character to the card. Using a brush and some matte gel medium I added some peach-coloured glass beads around the flowers and onto some of the flowers. Some small black gems were also added in a few places for the finishing touch.
Here is a couple of closeups.
Until next time,
this is Donna wishing you a good and prosperous week.
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