Thursday, 9 July 2015

3 Mixed Media Cards

Stamps Used:
The Da Vinci Man is from PlateCP02
The Man with the Hat is from Grote Mannen PlateSW 167
The Script is from PlateSW 170
The Flowers are from Designs By Ryn Hibiscus UM-M4

Morning all, Mark here and today I have given in to peer pressure and made some cards. When I say peer pressure I mean Kelly, It's the last week and school and she wanted a couple of cards for some colleague's that are moving on.
I have used Tando-Creative's Mixed media Boards and mounted them to card blanks, I love using these, they hold up to paints and other mediums so well.
The Da Vinci card was given a base coat of White acrylic paint and then some colour washes were added using Decoart's Media Fluid Acrylics. Once dry the image was stamped with archival ink and varnished with some of Decoart's Triple thick glaze. I cut some Tim Holtz paper to fit the card and used double sided tape to stick it down, the media board was also taped into place.

The second card was also given a base coat of white followed by a watered down coat of teal.
some washes of yellow ion oxide and quinacridone gold were added to add an aged look.
The man was stamped with black archival ink and the script was stamped with sepia archival ink.
The board was sealed with Matt varnish.
The backing paper is from 7 dots studio.

The final card was done using the Decoart Media fluids applied using a pallet knife letting each colour dry before adding the next.
The stamps were added using black archival ink and the board was finished with Gloss Varnish.

Thanks for stopping by. xx
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Jetske said...

I like Kelly very much, without knowing her! LOL
Great cards, the second one is my favourite. Can't say why exactly, but it's kind of holding my eye.

Candy C said...

Mark...these are wonderful! The DecoArt products are so fun to work with! Your bursts of color, particularly on the third card, are so striking. That look you've gotten simply by using a palette knife is amazing! Love the black stamping with it! The DaVinci man is brilliant with the more subdued colors. I also love the washes on the second card...great aging effects!

Julia S-W said...

Love the colour and vitality in these Mark. x

Unknown said...

These are fabulous - wow. What great textures, colors and techniques. So glad Candy shared them/you with us! j.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great cards, Mark