Thursday, June 30, 2011

MIXED MEDIA CARD

Being a painter basically(i mean artist)i want to incorporate some painting in my cards for long time,but dint have any clue to how to go about it.After seeing julee's mixed media cards,the light blinked in my mind.I love the effect it gives,do take a look at her blog,she has even given step by step procedure she used.But as always i am very impatience to read,i straight away started assuming the procedure by seeing the picture.I made this card for ujjwal's challenge in yvonne's blog.The challenge is to use dry or wet embossing,i have used both.

Actually you don't need to be very careful to do this,just do what ever come in mind,and that adds the beauty to it.I first applied different photo color inks randomly on water color paper(you can even use any other paints,but photo colors are much brighter),then sprayed some water with mini mister for the colors to blend well.After it dries i did some stamping,masking,and misting and added some tissue papers in between to give a lighter color effect(it absorbs the color)and texture.Finally after it dries completely i embossed it with cuttle bug and applied some white acrylic paints with a dry brush on embossed parts.

Here come the most saddest part,i planned to emboss the image and did it with black ink n clear embossing powder.But my heat gun was not working:((the fan is actually working,but heat is not coming n smoke started coming:((i am damn upset,have to go to electrical shop again,hope it works again,pls pray for me:((.I finally embossed it with gas stove,as i don't want to miss the challenge.

I have used MS cherish punch for the card,Spellbinders label 18,cute tag is from cuttle bug dies,stamp is from flourish kid's play and twine from my craft store.



This is how the paper looks before embossing,i really liked this effect a lot n will use this in my next project,may be a mixed media canvas?

And after embossing,..



Bugaboo Wacky Wednesday - embossing
Divas by Design - die cuts/punches
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Make Your Own Backing Papers
The Stamping Boutique - No design paper
Cheerful Stamp Pad - mixed media - My favorite Background


Happy crafting,

25 comments:

MyCuriousCrafts said...

OMGoodness, so very awesome...love it. TFS! ~Shen

Hussena said...

your card is so lovely .i am so interested to get to know new techniques in card making and this mixed media looks so good may be i can try it too.

Ujjwal said...

This one is a beauty Kavi! I love your mixed media background and all the embossing!

Thanks for playing along my challenge at Do More With Less

anita said...

this will be a winner! So pretty!

yyam said...

Oh my! This is exquisite! Love the vibrant background! Awesome work!

Thanks for playing along with my guest Ujjwal's embossing challenge!

Marie said...

Absolutly stunning! Fantastic card!
Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Crafterkhush said...

Woah... totally gorgeous...!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Kavi such a spectacular effect you have achieved.I love the girl image + the painting and embossing

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

stunner !!

Debs said...

Gorgeous effects, thanks for playing at TPS this week.
Hugs Debs

Smita said...

The background is fabulous, Kavitha. Loved it!! Beautiful embossing too... and I am loving that Spellbinders die :)

Hugs,
Smita

SUGANTHI said...

that's nice I could use my watercolours too this way. Love the card!

Neelam said...

mixed media background looks awesome...love the colours...beautiful card Kavi

Bhavana said...

Fabulous card kavi...loved the mixed media technique..

Deepti Aggarwal said...

wow Kavi.. this is just awesome... love the background..

Spardha said...

wow!.. the card looks absolutely fab!.. the colours are awesome!
fingers crossed for your heat sun! :)

Shubhra said...

My goodness....what a burst of colors and creativity.. !! This is awesome :)

Rebekah said...

This is gorgeous love the colours thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic hun thanks for joinig us at creative craft challenges and good luck
hugs sandra ccc dt

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful painted and embossed background. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Collette said...

This is wonderful! Love the smudging (word?) of the colors. Great to bring your background into another venue, huh? Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

Peggysuez said...

Oh my,look at that border, its beautiful! My fingers keep tripping when I try to type, they're too excited. :) Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!

Miranda said...

awesome backgroundpaper Kavitha, it's fantastic
thanks for joining the stamping boutique challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

E.T said...

STUNNING!

Vicki Romaine said...

I love this background. What is the brand of photo colors and where did you get them? I must try this. Thanks for joining My Favorite Background at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

If you will share info send to me at vickiromaine@yahoo.com