Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Mixed Media Newbie Masculine Card


I am very new to Mixed Media type cards, but am having fun experimenting. I saw in a video someone put gesso on a brightly colored dp to tone it down, then added paint. I don't own any paint but I use my B/B/CB (Brushos, Bisters and Color Burst) powders for color instead of paint, so I tried that after the gesso dried on this piece of polka dotted dp. Not much happened, because the gesso prevented the colored liquid from soaking in and it mostly sat on top. However, I used a silver iridescent glimmer mist and blue Brushos and the card front is sparkly and has a tint of blue. I stamped some words from a background stamp by DRS Designs in several places. I used a gold texture paste through a stencil for some great texture and dimension. I created a black spray with black soot distress ink and water and sprinkled it on with a small paint brush. And I added some more color and texture with bottle and container caps dipped in blue Stamp Paint from Viva. I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things on a matching scrap, layered on black and attached. The headphone die is also from My Favorite Things. I layered the completed card front onto a square black card base.


I have these cool new dies from Tim Holtz for Sizzix that I had not used yet, so continued the Mixed Media theme inside the card by simply die cutting the side of the white piece.

I am entering this card in the Texture Take It Make It challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine and the Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute, which is a new Mixed Media challenge I was turned onto by one of my readers. I am a newbie but am having so much fun you will see more of this side of my cardmaking in the future for sure.

10 comments:

Jacquie said...

Wow! Brilliant Karen, you have certainly achieved the Mixed media Masculine look. Love the Gold paste too.

Love &Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Pawsitively Creative said...

Welcome to the mixed media side of art! Look at you doing an awesome sauce mixed media make! Not only is it wonderful but masculine as well! Hot diggity dog! Love the use of the texture paste and the very intriguing use of the die in just the corner. Fantabulous!

Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute for our Make It Masculine challenge! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Becca Cruger said...

Well welcome to mixed-media you'll be addicted in no time! This design is seriously cool was so much great texture and a fabulous inky background. Can't wait to see what you make next!

Manuela said...

cool mixed media card!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Welcome to the fun and messy side of crafting Karen!! This is absolutely amazing, you have put together an incredible mixed media piece! Your background is the work of pros and I love that you did some work on the inside as well!! It's a fantastic masculine piece, I sure hope to see more of your work in the future!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge, you have rocked the mixed media arts! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Maxine D said...

You have really rocked the mixed media on this card Karen - love it!
Blessings
Maxine

Sara Barker said...

Well, Karen, I'm so happy your friend told you about Anything But Cute Challenge blog, and you were inspired to dip your creative toe in the Mixed Media pool! You have certainly made some big waves! I love your beautiful background and your composition is just wonderful! Your black spray turned out perfect, and I always love a good splatter! I can't wait to see more of this side of your card making in the future! Thank you for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs, Sara Emily DT

Linda said...

This is fab ..... the background looks amazing! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

Karen D. said...

cool card mf.

Samra Leshinski said...

What a fantastic project!!! I am so glad you decided to make this crafting gem!! Thank you so very much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT