Friday 18 August 2017

Whimsy Mixed Media Cards by Kasia Leach

Hello again guys.. I'm here today to walk you through the process of making these couple fun all occasion cards. I picked up a couple of Whimsy Stamps from a pre-loved stamp sale and couldn't wait to colour them in with my new love.. Colour Shimmer Cubes.. oh yes.. I'm in love!

I used Fire Engine, Punch, Lipstick & Tangerine Colour Shimmer Cubes for the tights, dress and headband of the girl on the left hand side. Followed by Dusty Charcoal & Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Cubes for the hair. The flowers were painted with Sunshine & Tangerine and leaves with Apple of My Eye mixed with a little bit of Leather, and lastly the little bear was coloured with the Leather Colour Shimmer Cube. 

The girl on the right was painted with Colour Shimmer cubes as well. The hair was a mixture of Lipstick, Punch, Rose Petal, Royalty & Lovely Lilac. The dress and leg warmers were coloured with Envy, Deep Water, Singing the Blues & Just Blue. The apples are various intensities of Apple of My Eye and a hint of Sunshine and finally the dog and basket were painted with the Leather Colour Shimmer Cube.

For my painting process have a read through the Shimmering Princess blog post, as I go into a lot of detail there. 

I first mixed the Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust with water in a small misting bottle to make a spray and sprayed a 5" x 5" piece of watercolour paper and then sprayed again through a spot stencil and gave it a blast with the heat gun. 

I then sprayed the same Peacock spray through a floral stencil and flipped the stencil and pressed it back onto the paper for a negative image.

A little bit of inking with blue ink through a striped stencil on the edges of the paper. 

A little bit of stamping on the edges with a script texture stamp using Archival Ink.

I then stencilled on some Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste to create a grounding for my image. 

After the Colour Paste fully dried I roughly painted on some Coffee Colour Spray in the area where the Colour Paste was, which created a really cool effect as the Colour Spray re-activated the spray I created from the Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust and created a mustardy brown colour. 

I then flicked on some of the Coffee Colour Spray with a paintbrush all over the background and let everything dry really well. 

I die cut a couple of sentiments from white cardstock and covered them with Dusty Charcoal Colour Embossing Powder. 

I inked the edges of the watercolour panel with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and adhered it to a black top folding card base, added my little girl with foam adhesive and adhered the sentiment. 

I made the second card a the same time as the first but thought I would go through some of the steps separately. 

After spraying the first card base through the spotty stencil I pressed the stencil onto the second card base to get the reverse image. 

I then randomly stamped the diluted Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust all over the panel with a scribble texture stamp, not for a perfect impression but to simply create some texture. 

Creating extra texture with black in and texture stamps was the next step. At this stage I decided where I wanted to place my image and focussed the texture in this area. I then stencilled on the Sunshine Colour Paste through a large dot stencil and allowed it to dry really well. 

Once dry I painted on the Coffee Colour Spray with a brush like in the previous card and embossed the die cut sentiment with the Dusty Charcoal Colour Embossing Powder. 

So this completes the second card. I just love how all the colours mix and create all these gorgeous layers. 

Hope you enjoyed this project and give some of these products a try if you haven't already. 

Till next time.. don't forget to have fun! 

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