And more exciting news on the publishing front....
I'm a cover girl again! Yep, one of my Mixed Media projects is featured on the new issue of Just Mixed Media (Volume 2, 2017)!
You can see my Butterfly card project under the "Paper Arts" heading. But, here is a closeup.....
I used a variety of inky techniques on both the Strathmore Greener Options Bamboo note card (www.strathmorearatist.com) and on the moveable die cut chipboard butterfly from Eye Connect Crafts ( www.eyeconnectcrafts.com )
Basically the butterfly is primed first, then sponged, stenciled and grunged using Direct-to-Paper (DTP) and lots of yummy Archival Dye inkpads from Clearsnap! Assemble the butterfly with wire, brads or other attachment findings of your choice. Then grunge some torn text strips and glue onto the wings using Beacon's Zip Dry Paper Glue. Cut ribbon strips and attach with Beacon's Fabri-tac.Permanent Adhesive . Attach small beads to the antennae, if desired.
Create a faux watercolor effect on the card using Clearsnap Colorbox Sprays and then lightly spritzing or splattering on glass cleaner for the waterspot effect. Attach the butterfly body section to the card with Beacon's Gem-Tac Adhesive....and there you have it! A GORGEOUS Mixed Media Butterfly card!
If you leave a comment asking for more information on specific inky techniques, I can post more detailed instructions in upcoming posts!
Just Mixed Media is an awesome magazine published by Scott Publications. Scattered throughout the pages are a wide variety of mixed media projects--from cards and ATC's to textiles, wood, metal and other sculpted pieces. The magazine is on newstands everywhere or can be ordered directly from the publisher's website: www.scottpublications.com