Category Archives: Mixed media products

Splodgy mediterranean postcard

Today I have a third project made from one play with distress oxides…

Whilst I made the coins and tag I shared the other day I also did a wipe up piece on glossy photo paper.

Once I buffed it I stamped in archival the Mediterranean Moments stamp and then went in with some distress oxides and a fine paint brush to add some definition to the image. This allowed me to add some shading and some green to the greenery.

I then cut down the panel and edged it roughly with the same sepia archival and adhered it to a thicker piece of cardstock to make a postcard.

Love this atmospheric inage and colouring.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Autumnal tag

Whilst I was making the coins I shared with you yesterday I also made a tag using all the same techniques, inks and stamps.

Absolutely love those gilding flakes and the gorgeous sari ribbon.

I made this for the UK Stampers Forum swap this month so hope the recipient likes it as much as me!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

This season artist trading coins

I am late again with my coins for the coin swap group I run over on Facebook this month. But better late than never. This month the theme is “this season” and I decided to go with an autumnal feel for my coins.

I started with a smooshed distress oxide background on the coins I had cut from mountboard.

Next, using the same colour inks, I add stamping of lots of different leaves around the edge.

Then I wanted to add some gilding flakes and so dug out the flitterglu and stamped another sprig stamp onto each coin and then added the gilding flakes.

I LOVE these gilding elements!

I finished the coins with an inked edge and a stamped sentiment.

So these are my coins for the swap.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: sentiment as focal point

Another CHNC design team project to share with you… This time Hazel challenged us to use the sentiment as the focal point… so I went for a clean and simple card.

I used a square acrylic block and the distress oxide to create a simple water colour background for the large sentiment stamp. I also added a few snowflakes to finish off the card.

It’s difficult to see but I went over the script writing with Wink of Stella too to give it some shimmer.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle journal for Chris

I have a page I made in a circle journal for our lovely organiser, Chris.

I decided I wanted to add dimension on the page so after a coat of black gesso and some strips of paper I added the stencilled words using the iridescent medium. I then heat set them so they got the bubbly texture.

Then I went to town with paints in a mixture of translucent and opaque.

I also did lots and lots of splatters!

I decided that I wanted to create a garden of the Darcy trees so I stamped and painted them on white and then fussy cut them out.

Once they were glued into place I also added shading and white highlights.

I then decided to add glossy accents to the dots on the tree and this has given them a fun three dimensional finish.

Next I added the title using Dina Wakely tissue paper. Love this!

Finally I added white dots around the page as as border and to add some details.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Speedy recovery oxides on glossy

I did a fun background wiping up oxides onto glossy cardstock which creates a dramatic background.

I then chose a stamp from Creative Stamping magazine to create the feature but didn’t want to stamp it too bold as wanted it to keep with the ethereal background.

Then I stamped the sentiment on either side of the panel which I mounted on grey cardstock and then added the enamel accents dots around the card to finish off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine