Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mixed Media Stamping with W Plus 9


It's good to see you today! 
I am beginning to dabble in another technique that has such possibilities I can't wait to try it again. I love mixed media because it gives me a chance to just play around with paper and ink. 
For today's card,  I die cut three images to create my own stencil: a flower, one leaf and a pair of leaves using the Christmas Rose Bouquet stamps and dies from Wplus 9Design. 

Using Bristol smooth card stock, I placed the large flower stencil and sponged inks with a dauber, blending colors for each bloom. Randomly adding images to create my own patterned background, I used WPlus9 inks: Last Leaf, Appletini, Wild Mango, V.I.Pink, Gala Red.  These inks are formatted to be colorfast when used with water so they are perfect for mixed media.

Next I added paint brush spatters with Distress Oxide Inks: Speckled Egg, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn. When I was done I had ink spatters all over my work surface, (and probably on my face!) but I can't tell you how much fun I had making this. I was inspired to try this by Dawn Woleslagle and she has fabulous instruction videos! 
I recently used this stamp for a Christmas card HERE. After all the wintry cards it felt really good to combine some springy colors! Hope you are doing well today. 

Be yourself

     Delight in your craft 

        Make something beautiful!