I have a fun mixed media project to share today using some new foil plates and dies from Jane Davenport. For the focal point on this 9×12 canvas, I used the Show Ponies Glimmer Hot Foil plates from Artomology. I foiled and die cut the two sea horses and also die cut a few hearts. From then on, the idea just took a life of its own.
Here’s a general how-to of all the things that I did.
- I used a 12×12 patterned paper that had kinda watercolored look. I enhanced this look by using Stormy Sky distress oxide ink on the edges and spreading it a bit with my ink dauber as well as just my fingers. I also stamped some dots with one of the stamps from Life Sparkle clear stamp set also by Jane Davenport.
- Next I used Distress grit paste and the Sketched Lines stencil from Altenew to add some texture to my background.
- On a couple different places, I tore a slit into the background and lined a small patterned paper behind it for a little something something.
- I also tore a piece of corrugated cardstock and adhered it in 3 different places along the edges.
- Focal point:
- After foiling and die cutting my sea horses, I used blending tools with Delicata inks in Golden Glitz an Pink Shimmer to enhance the colors more.
- Using dies from the same Show Ponies set with some glittery pink and gold mirrored cardstocks I cut out several hearts.
- Using Shapeabilities Tiara Rondelle Etched Dies with some silver mirrored cardstock, I cut out the rondelle circle for anchoring my sea horses
- For the foliage, I used several dies from past monthly kits by Spellbinders
- I started by stamping my sentiments in two opposite corners. Both sentiments came from the Life Sparkle stamp set and I used Gina K amalgam ink for stamping it
- I used hot glue and added by rondelle circle to the background and then also added another stripe of torn corrugated paper + another little blue patterned paper stripe from my scraps to form a base to the rondelle circle.
- I adhered the foliage as well as sea horses on this base. I also hot glued some sea glass, some moss and a couple sea shells.
- As the last step, I added several colorful beads (pearls) using multi medium matte.
- I also hot glued several more stickers, words and pearls. All the stickers and words came from older kits from Spellbinders.
- And just because I could not leave it alone, I added some white highlights to the stamped sentiments.
Just love how it turned out. I managed to try several different ideas and techniques.
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