Is there there someone special in your life who needs a wonderful, handmade Valentine’s Day Card? Crew Member Monica Taylor takes us through the simple mixed media steps she used to create this special card. Make it just like Monica’s or follow the techniques and make it your way. The nice part about mixed media is there are no rules, have fun, try new things and explore.
“I love Valentines that have lots of texture. Not only can you enjoy it visually, but is great to hold and touch. I created this mixed media Valentine that has lots of textures. I especially love the big heart that is my focal point and created using a Rust Burlap Sheet.” – Monica Taylor
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Roses R Red
Canvas Corp Brand – Burlap Fabric – Rust
Cord – Waxed Cotton – Sand
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Perfect Paper Adhesive
Heavy White Cardstock
Crafters Workshop – mini Screen print Stencil
Tim Holtz Alpha Tiles
Tools Used – Glue Gun – Tonic Scissors – Pallet knife
To create the card decide how large you want the card to be, Monica choose 4.25″x 5.5″. Cover the heavy cardstock with tissue paper using Perfect Paper Adhesive. You can also start with a printed paper from Canvas Corp with the design in place and stencil on top of the paper. So many options.
Add Roses R Red Glimmer Glam to texture paste and spread over covered card stock using stencil and Pallet knife. This gives the textured paste a bit of glitter and tints it to an opaque vintage red color.
Remove stencil and set card stock aside to dry. You can use any stencil to create this look.
Add a card to back your artwork about – 4.75″ x 6.75″ printed paper. Cut heart out of rust burlap and adhere using perfect Paper adhesive. Add Canvas rope bow.
Add Tim Holtz Alpha Tiles, alphabet letters or a Valentine’s Day sentiment.
Adhere finished panel to 5″ x 7″ heavy cardstock to finish of your card, making it nice and sturdy. So now you know you can blend any Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam with Gel Medium or other textured mediums to give it color and a bit of glitter. Such a great look. To see more of Monica’s work visit her blog.
Happy Valentine’s Day Creating!!!