Mixed Media-ish

I have in my workroom a few new items to try but with one thing and another I haven’t had a chance. I recently bought two new pads of paper, one is rice paper and the other is mixed media paper from Fabriano, that’s the one I used for today’s cards. I’m very taken with Fabriano 100% cotton watercolour paper so I wanted to see what I thought of the mixed media.

It is quite a while since I’ve done anything with my oxide inks so I pulled them out to make a blended background. After blending I did some water-stamping with both the DD ‘daisy delight’ background stamp and the floral silhouettes from the DD ‘you are everything’ set. The paper worked brilliantly for both steps. After drying the panels I stamped again with versafine clair inks and, as I hadn’t moved the stamps, the inked images landed inside the watermark images.

I dried all the stamping with a heat tool before adding background stamps over the top for added texture. I used white ink for both the DD ‘French script’ stamp and the DD ‘scratches’ stamp. The daisy stamp ended up with a double dose of script when I embossed a white base layer with the SU ‘scripty embossing folder.

I gave both cards a little birthday label and pronounced the mixed media paper a success. Of course I will put it through it’s paces with gel printing and a few other processes but so far so good.


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5 Comments on “Mixed Media-ish”

  1. Liane Cavanagh says:

    Love the textured effects. Very interesting results.

  2. Pat says:

    Beautifiul results using your new mixed media pad Heather and love the bright hot colours with the grey and then some interesting stamping including the pretty flowers, then another summery look with the red and yellow with the all over daisy design and some great water stamping in the backgrounds and which also looks particularly effective for the flowers on the first, and using your stamp positioner works well for this technqique when restamping the flowers over the top. x

  3. Martha Gunckel says:

    Hi Heather,

    My name is Martha Gunckel from Apple Valley, MN USA. I am not familiar with mixed media papers. On your card using the DD silhouettes, are the fine lines that look like scratches in the background due to the paper, or did you use something else? I follow your posts and love to learn new techniques. With kind regards, Martha

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