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Floral Mixed media fun with Beck BT

Hi Everyone it’s Beck Beattie here again and I’m excited to share with you my latest Indigoblu card. I really went to town teaming up the beautiful florals and divine paints to create this card full of interest texture and detail. I was really inspired by the colours in the card and wanted to use them to create beautiful texture and depth for the card.

 

Creating mixed media cards can be so much fun and a real treat for the person receiving them. They are able to see the beautiful art that you have created on the card including all the beautiful depth, texture and details that make it extra special.

I thought I would take you through the process of my card today and how it came together. Additionally I have created a video to show the full process and a little more detail than I was able to capture in these photographs below. Head on over and check it out.

 

 

Take some texture paste and add to some white card thickly with a pallet knife. Using the Indigoblu ‘Honeycomb Background‘ stamp make an impression into the paste and then allow to dry. I like to use Whipped Spackle for this application as it is quite dry paste in comparison to others. Clean off your stamp in some water.

 

step 1

 

Let the colour begin! Add some watered down paint from the beautiful Indigoblu English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paints. I just adore the quality of these paints and how even watered down they still contain so much colour and intensity. I added the paint with a brush followed up by a spray with water to spread it out a little. Add the Townhouse Teal first and then dry, followed by the Banana custard and dry.

 

step 2

 

I really wanted to accent the texture on the card base so I rubbed over some Indigoblu ‘Park Lane’ Acrylic paint with my finger and allowed to dry.

 

step 3

 

Next using some old Indigoblu stamps I obtained with an Australian Simply Cards magazine I stamped some flowers onto tissue paper (you can find these on the A5 ‘Blooming Great‘ set). I wanted to add the images in the background and by adding them to tissue paper and then to the textured base the image remains intact and not distorted. Just be sure to use permanent ink when doing the stamping and then apply Decopage Paste under the tissue paper as well as on top. I also tear the edges of the paper so that the edges disappear when adhered.

 

step 4

 

You can see the delicate floral images in the background. I also die cut the papers for my sentiment which I stamped from the Indigoblu ‘Bear Hugs‘ stamp set using a permanent black ink. After fussy cutting the flowers from the papers I adhered them to the card along with a beautiful butterfly you can see in the finished card as well as some twine to finish it off.

 

step 5

 

So you can get up nice and close, here are some details pictures for you to enjoy!

 

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Thanks for taking the time to check out my project today.

I hope you are inspired to get your ‘mixed media’ on with your cards!

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xxx Beck BT

Indigoblu Belle

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2 Comments on Floral Mixed media fun with Beck BT

  1. Magnificent Beck!!! LOVE the texture against the flowers and circle of twine x

    Jenny Marples | September 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm () ()
  2. Loved your tutorial. Easy to follow instructions.

    Dina | September 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm () ()