05 October 2022

Poppies Mixed Media Card

I’ve been watching several Vicki Boutin Videos lately and this card was influenced by what she refers to as a kissing technique.  After watching this video, where Vicki used her art crayons to color onto acetate, then applied water with a wet paintbrush I was intrigued to experiment.  From there she turns the acetate over and kisses it on the paper.  As Vicki says “kiss it like your grandma, not the Rock”. 

I already had an image stamped and heat embossed on watercolor paper, just waiting to be used.  Let the kissing begin!


There are no Vicki Boutin Art Crayons in my stash, but I do have a small set of Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels.  I pulled them out and figured I would get a similar effect using the same technique.  I simply scribbled a bit of the crayon onto my sheet of acetate, added water with a paintbrush, carefully turned the acetate over, and gently kissed it to the panel I had.  Once I built the background I used my wet paintbrush to apply additional color and shading to the Himalayan Poppy image.  

I was liking what I had going on, but I felt like it needed more mixed media.  I pulled my Tim Holtz Ledger stamps and some Hickory Smoke Distress Archival ink.  To keep the organic flow I opted to use the stamp without a block, allowing me to be flexible with where pressure was applied to build the image.  

I trimmed the watercolor panel with my favorite stitched rectangle dies, and adhered them to a kraft card base.  To complete the card I added a small sentiment banner using Avery Elle Classic Flags and a few small pink pearls.

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04 October 2022

More Abstract Card Ideas

When I started with the stencils and stamps for the abstract card from last week I couldn’t help but make a few more.  I pulled some additional stencils from the stash and my texture stamps.  I opted for Distress Oxides on this one in Uncharted Mariner, Picked Raspberry, and Villanous Potion.  


Back with the largest semi-circle, then into some older Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  After applying the oxide ink I felt like a bit of black was needed to break things up and fill in the gaps, so I pulled a Kaisercraft text texture stamp and used a bit of Gina K Amalgam ink to add depth and texture.  To add the sentiment I added a layered black and white circle.  


Card three of this stenciling abstract design session has a more fall vibe.  I used Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany, and Mustard Seed.  I pulled some older See-D’s stamps for the leaves and used some Gina K Amagalm ink to add them to the panel.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Rejoice In Him and you guessed it I pulled out the stitched rectangles to trim the panel before adhering it to a black card base.  I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle to complete the card.


Card four of the abstract play is a bit bold and almost neon with Kitch Flamingo and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks.  I used the stamps from the Taylored Expressions abstract stamp set to add some bold black details with VersaFine Black ink.  To balance the black I added a sentiment banner with the Taylored Expressions Beautiful Soul sentiment set, then adhered the panel on a black card base and finished the card with a few sequins.

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  • See-D's Leaves - retired.
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