Monday, February 23, 2015

Mixed Media Clouds

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Happy Holly-Day Monday.  I hope your week is off to a good start!!!  Today is my day to show you some inspiration over at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.   Mixed media has always fascinated me.   It's not really my style but I used to do a lot of it in Grade School, lol.  I have been inspired by others incorporating their mixed media into their cute and whimsical styles, so I thought I would have a go at it.

MFT BB - Some Bunny
Wink of Stella Clear

For the clouds, I used a Cloud Stencil.   I used a Gelatos Blue and mixed in some Light Modeling Paste.  I used the the tools from the mix and match Gelatos Tool Set. 

(Pay no attention to the back ground creative clutter!) You can see I literally took the cap off the Gelatos and like a crayon, I marked on my my re-usable non-stick craft sheet.  (Which, by the way, I saw on another blog that someone had purchased a craft mat and taped on their non-stick craft sheet and just uses it for her mixed media and other projects.  That way it does not roll and you can pull it out any time you need to use it.  I LOVE this.)    Then I used the spatula and took out a glob of the light modeling paste.    Then I just mixed them together with the other mixing tool brush.  Then I placed the stencil over the paper and applied the mixture to the paper with the mixing tool brush.  And then I set it aside to let it dry.   I checked back in a couple hours and it was dry.   When I push down on it, it is hard but not the brittle breakable kind of hard, so I would feel comfortable sending this in the mail.  I was very pleased with the texture it added to the clouds and to the card.   Something different.

And since I had ALL those Gelato Colors out:

I decided to see if I could water color the images I used. 

And I did.  Again, I colored onto my non-stick sheet, used an old cheap paint brush and added drops of water to the colors and mixed with the same brush.  For darker areas, I dabbed the brush in water, tipped some of the water off and then picked up the color off the sheet and applied it to the image.   It was so fun and easy.   As you can see, I decided to change the color of the basket after I snapped this picture.  

From the Gelatos mixed set above, you can see that there is a couple sponges.  I took a sponge and picked up some of the Gelato and water mixture and then sponged the designer paper and the white paper around the edges to add some dimension. 

I had a lot of fun with this one!  I will be breaking out the Gelatos again and again.  I would like to add some more mediums to stash.  Laura has a few in her store that I am going to be picking up soon. 

GESSO JAR 100ml from Faber-Castell

GLAZE JAR 100ml from Faber-Castell

WHIPPED SPACKLE JAR 100ml from Faber-Castell

Just to name a few.  Here are the Faber-Castell products that she carries. 

Thanks for checking in on me. 




Lucy Woods said...

So cute! Love the floral hill and sweet bunny and clouds look fab!
Lucy x

Lisa said...

What an adorable card!! The clouds look amazing!! I love the hillside of flowers, too!! The bunny is so sweet!! Have a great day :)

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scrAPpamondo said...

Sweet card, Holly, love your mixed media! The clouds are really fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love those clouds!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, you have so many fun products! I want to come play in your craftroom! Love how you made the clouds! It's a cute little scene! The bunny is adorable!

Carol L said...

TFS all of the products you used to create this fun card! So cute!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! Those clouds looks so cool!! I've not tried my hand at this and don't have but ONE single gelato!! LOL!! Your card is really adorable and I'm so ready for Spring! ;)

Annette Allen said...

very cool clouds.. cute card..

Donna said...

Another fabulous card, so bright and cheery on a cold day. I did not realize I was so behind on your great creations, enjoying my morning off catching up (housework is not going anywhere). Liking your gelato tutorials, I got some for Christmas and they need to come out of the box soon. Have a great day!

Jingle said...

Too cute! The clouds look fluffy and fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

yyam said... cute! Love those textured clouds!

Greta said...

So cute! You sure made great use of the Gelatos--need to get mine out!

Susan R. Opel said...

Hi Holly! It always looks like you have so much fun making cards. I love that. :)

Jill said...

Totally dig how you literally mixed it up here! A cute lil picnic too! Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge!! :)