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Thinking of you

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Hello everyone!!
Zoey‘s here today and I will show you how to achieve a simple mixed media card using products you can easily buy over our store .

To start with, I took one Hero Arts Snow White Folded Cards and covered the front panel with few stripes of painter’s tape. Then I took the first Hero Art Spray and poured a bit of it in a small cup and used it as watercolor with a flat paint brush .

step1

I kept adding colors and colors , always pouring a bit of the sprays into a cup and then using the brush to add strokes of colors. I used different sizes of brushes to get different texture. As you will notice in the next photo, the color soaks into the paper and shows where the tape is. I added more color using a fine point paint brush to accentuate the border of the painter’s tape.
Then, when the colors were dry, I added a small coat of gesso to mute a bit the colors.

step2

I grabbed the Hero Arts Pale Tomato Spray and added a big splash of color at the top of the card, then added water to make the color drips. I love doing this, I do not know why, but I just love drips! I also added some texture by using a stamp set. And…can I get your attention here? Do I have it? Ok. Listen, this is probably one of the most beautiful script stamp ever. I love it. The set contains more different types, I used the two showed in the pictures.

step3

Since I was  not happy enough with all the textures I added, I decided to add some more gesso to my background. To achieve this “messy result” I just grabbed a palette knife and added the gesso in a stroke motion (if that even makes sense? LOL – I’m Italian, please forgive me! But the photo should help !)

step4

I slowly let it dry with the heat tool making sure that it was not bubbling. When everything was well dry all was left to do was to add some splashes here and there with black and white unicorn spray.
I glued my center piece in this order: tissue paper, old book page , the heart (to color this I just added sprays and water), a piece of lint and then the sentiment!

What do you think of this card? Here’s are some details …

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And here is the final card!

final

I really hope you will like the result and that you will give it a try !!

Before I go..as always just few reminders for you!

Product List: (Use ZOEY15 to get an instant -15% discount on your purchase on ALL products that are in the store!)

Spray Inks : Hero Arts Unicorn White , Hero Arts Neon Orange Spray , Hero Arts Butter Bar Spray , Hero Arts Pale Tomato Spray

Ink Pads : Hero Arts India Ink Black

Paper : Hero Arts Snow White Folded Cards

Stamps : Hero Arts Untitled Heart , Hero Arts 19th Century French Script

Stay happy, stay creative…till next time!

Ciao, Zoey

Author: Zoey Scarpelli

Mixed Media Artist who also like cardmaking, scrapbooking, drawing, reading, making silly faces. When not crafting I am a wanna be dinosaurus. (LOL)

4 thoughts on “Thinking of you

  1. This is fabulous Zoey and seeing this great tutorial, makes it look like something I must try. Normally, Mixed Media kind of scares me, YET, I love the outcome. Having you show me the steps is wonderful and I LOVE the finishes pieces! Thanks so much for a fantastic post and for giving me some new ideas on backgrounds! 🙂

  2. Love this Zoey! Great tutorial and beautiful MM card!

  3. gorgeous texture and color–thanks for the step by step!

  4. I love how you created so much texture on this card, Zoey! So many fabulous elements, too! You did an amazing job on this project!

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