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.