Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer mixed media

 On my recent scavenger hunt I came across a postage stamp album with flower motifs. I do collect stamps myself, but a lot of the stamps were bulk issue from countries that used stamps as export goods. So I didn't feel they were too precious to use in mixed media.
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I started by tearing up papers and collaging them to cover a larger master board. When dry, I adhered different washi tapes all over. Then I used Brusho colors in green, turquoise and Prussian blue and let them dry.


I took a few different stencils and applied texture paste here and there, then immediately sprinkled the texture paste with embossing powders and heated it up. It puffed up somewhat and the embossing powder created a shiny enamel-like surface.


Finally came the elements: postage stamp, chipboard leave, a piece of punched watercolor paper and the words. Not to forget stamping. I used two stamps even though it is not apparent until you start looking for them: a round dotted stamp to stamp random circles everywhere and a tiny dotted background stamp used along the edges here and there to bring in even more texture.

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Creative Artiste: #26 Anything mixed media
MixedMediaMonthly: #36 Put a stamp on it


20 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Love the description you gave for each step too :) hmmm will have to give the embossing powder a try with the texture paste

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  2. Beautiful mixed media card. I've never tried it but you sure make it look beautiful.

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  3. These are fabulous! I love the Brusho and the stamps are so pretty! Hugs, Robin

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  4. Looks great
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

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  5. Awesome way to use postage stamps. Very creative cards. Love them

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  6. Great colors and projects!

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  7. Wonderful! Beautiful! Such great layers and textures.

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  8. Käytkö katsomassa blogissani, onko korteista sinulle vaihtoon. <3

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  9. Ja varaan jo alustavasti "Rakkaus polttaa"-atc:n sinulta. :)

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  10. Interesting way of re-using stamps!

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  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR WHOLE BLOG! Your different cards of mixed media are beautiful and remind me of my college art classes. What fun! Love this one with the stamps. I live in U.S. NOW, but used to live in Italy and Sweden and I have some of the stamps. Love this use!

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  12. Nice creations and great colours.

    Hugs
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#6 – Beginning of the summer (let the sun shine)
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  13. Great mixed media project, tfs

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  14. What a GREAT way to repurpose your found stamps!! Thank you soooo much for playing along with The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge ~ Put a Stamp on it!!!

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  15. Love the use of a stamp on your card!

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