Some fun with mixed media!
The latest SCS Mixability challenge is "Petals to the Metal" - a mixed media project with flowers or petals made of metal of some sort. And the SCS Ways to Use It challenge is "Shape Up" - make a shaped card - any shape except for the typical squares or rectangles. I came up with this card to meet both challenges:
I chose a hexagon for my shape and created a poinsettia out of heated
metal. I die cut it twice, shaped it, and then attached both layers to
the top hexagon with a brad.
The top layer was created with a holly stencil and green spray, and then
when the spray was dry, I splattered with some liquid copper paint and
added a sentiment.
On Sunday, Christine (calex on SCS) of It's a Card Day's Night and I spent the day with Loll Thompson, experimenting with various new supplies and techniques. One of the things we tried was rusting powder. While none of us were too thrilled with our results (or with the bad smell it creates when you add the vinegar), I decided that I'd use a small piece as a frame for a sentiment on this card for SCS CAS challenge "I Love Chocolate":
It has a chocolatey colour so seemed perfect for the Kay Foley sentiment about Belgian chocolates.
The rusting powder was done on kraft cs by painting gesso around the edges, then sprinkling on the rusting powder, letting the gesso dry, then spritzing with vinegar, letting it dry, and repeating the vinegar a couple more times.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, popped the panel up on fun foam, and placed it on a background layer of white cs. I twisted dark brown and copper ribbon together and added it to the side of the background layer.
Thanks for dropping by today!