If you love the look and feel of mixed media, but have not given it a try, this step by step is a great way to learn mixed media and try it out in a small space with someone special in mind. The fun part about mixed media is there are no rules, no mistakes, no real guidelines….it is fun trial and error, it is layers of techniques that you love and together mixed media happens.
This 7gypsies ephemera pack with the vintage Happy Birthday Card is just the right style for this vintage inspired card.
Trim a third of the Life Story Paper vertically for the base of the card. Apply a coat of Tattered Angels Navy Blue High Impact Paint on the Life Story Paper, concentrating the brush strokes on the right side and leaving some paper exposed. Let dry.
Apply some texture paste through a patterned stencil on the right side of the card. Let dry.
Brush a coat of Sapphire Glimmer Mist on the stenciled areas. Let dry.
On different areas: mist, brush, & drip the Monolith Chalkboard Mist on the stenciled areas. Let dry.
Cut out a small upper section of the Life Story paper. Water this down & mist the Monolith Chalkboard Mist on some areas. Let dry.
Now for the card decor…fussy cut the banner & the image of the birthday ephemera from the Gypsy Chronicles pack.
Now it’s time to layer our true blue mixed media birthday card. First, cut out a couple of small denim fabric pieces from the sheet & adhere this on the right & bottom parts. Then, adhere the misted paper on top of the denim fabric.
Adhere the fussy cut ephemera on top of the misted paper with dimensional tape. Trim a small piece of Canvas Corp Hemp Rope & tie a small knot on the left side. Adhere this under the fussy cut image with a good fabric glue. Next, flatten the festener part of a small round metal brad & adhere this on the knot of the Hemp Rope.
Adhere the fussy cut birthday banner on the bottom left of the card, on top of the denim fabric.
Finish it off by splattering some Periwinkle Bouquet Glimmer Mist around the card.
Making a mixed media cards are really pretty easy to do and it is a great way to use bits and pieces from past projects, use up materials when you have just a bit left and a way to test different techniques and keep them all, not matter what you think about them, they make great layers and add texture and detail.