Hi everyone. Jenny here and it’s my turn to host a Technique Day tutorial with you again. With just a rough idea how I wanted this card to look this is definitely one that I’d class as being ‘my style’ (whatever that is!) Mixed media, fun with paint and layers, it’s all here. As pictures speak a thousand words there are a few to show you the steps taken. So let’s get started…
I started by brushing the base card with a few strokes of White Gee-Sso Good!
Wimberry Pie English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paint was combined with water (a lot!) before being sprayed in a diagonal pattern across the card. Some areas were blotted with tissue and the rest left to air dry.
I used the texture stamp from Sarah’s Choice A5 stamp set with grey ink to add to the pattern and blended brown ink around the edges.
With pieces of real muslin layered over the top, watered down Hot Cocoa and Wimberry Pie English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paint were splattered over the top using a small paint brush to complete the background.
Using words, text and images from both Sarah’s Choice and the Take The Time A5 stamp set, I created various tags and banners which were inked and stained. Then, with a card blank as a guide, I glued these into a layered pattern which echoed the background layer. You’ll see the pen nibs, hand and ART tag were covered in Glossy Accents to add some contrast.
And here’s the finished card with the two layers brought together. A touch of glamour came from the silver embossed fussy cut flowers (from the Clock Work A5 stamp set) draped over the top. Now here’s some final close up photos…
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a couple of ideas for using English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paints. If you’d like to find out more and learn lots of fun techniques as part of a mini album project, you can! Join me on Saturday 27th September for a one day workshop that will leave you buzzing with ideas.
For now take care of yourselves,