Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards week 7… make your mark

When Chris gave the prompt of Make Your Mark for this week’s 52 mixed media cards challenge I knew I would be going for some Seth Apter style work… especially as I had also just got some new stash to play with!

I didn’t video the process for making the ATC but did make the background on camera as I played with the stash for the first time… here is the linkto the long video of me experimenting with new stash.

Anyway the following day I grabbed 10 mins to make the ATC from the masterboard background and some other bits and pieces.

I am completely in love with the Seth Apter embossing powders… perfect for grungy embellishments like this heart.

Happy crafting!


Artful Days Goodie Box, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter

Gelatos art… Create Joy

Today I am off to scale the heights of the trees in delamere forest with the princess and her bestie… wish me luck. I also have another YouTube video to share with you that I made on Friday and for a change it doesn’t have anything to do with Distress Oxides.

Instead the medium of choice was gelatos! 

I made a piece of art using some packaging as the base and then used gelatos and stash from the Artful Days goodie box from February.  

Here it is framed on the bookcase… complete with the curling brush I’ve just noticed! 

And pre framing an extreme closeup! 

And here it is in the light but in its frame!

Hope you manage to pop to my YouTube video to see the process. I really enjoyed this challenge.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, Seth Apter

Distress oxides… still not bored of them! 134-136

Yes I am still playing with distress oxides. This time some ATC’S I made last night. 

I started with some papers cut from wipe offs from inky Gelli plate play. 

I gradually built up the colours using the distress oxides… 

Next I started on some stamping using a Paula Pascal set of stamps and a Kaisercraft stamp.

I then had a hunt for a suitable quote or title and thought this Seth Apter one worked perfectly.  

I then trimmed each of the pieces slightly and mounted on some peachy orange cardstock.  

Then I grabbed some acrylic ink and splattered it across the cards.  

OK time for some close ups… 

I love how these came out.  The colours, the stamping and the Seth Apter quote work perfectly together.

Very pleased indeed… and the love affair with distress oxides continues! 

Happy crafting!