Hi There! See, I told you I’d be back for my weekly spot for Artistic Outpost! Thanks so much for hanging with me during this past week–I know it was quiet, but regularly scheduled programming should return to normal this week 🙂 🙂
Today, I’m bringing you a mixed-media card I made using two sets of Artistic Outpost stamps–Keeper and Huck Finn.
I really love how all of the Artistic Outpost images mix & match so wonderfully together. The hardest thing about making this card was narrowing down the several AO sets that I had out, that have great quotes or text images in them!
Here’s how I started out on this card. I was having a play with my 5″x7″ gelli plate and created these two prints using Dylusions Acrylics in Bubble Gum Pink, Crushed Grape & Squeezed Orange. The top panel is the first print and the bottom panel is the second print and the background I’m using for today’s card.
I used my Brick stencil from MFT to create the pattern in the background.
I stamped the beach house image onto tissue paper and glued down to the panel with matte Decou-Page. I heat set then applied pieces of tissue tape.
I stamped this young woman-whom I’ve affectionately dubbed ‘Fisher Girl’-from the Keeper set onto the panel with Jet Black Archival and heat embossed. I rubbed a little Black Soot DI through my Burlap LS here and there and distressed the edges with my paper distresser and inked with Black Soot DI.
For a little bit of textural fun, I ran the panel through my sewing machine and added some zig-zag stitching.
I stamped ‘Fisher Girl’ onto a piece of mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and water colored her with my Distress Markers and my water brush. I used Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose & Abandoned Coral DMs, heat set then gave the entire image a rubbing with Tea Dye DI and my ink blending tool.
I fussy cut her out and adhered to the panel with matte Decou-Page and outlined with Black Soot DM and my water brush. I’m having a bit of a creative go using wire in my projects, and about all I can shape ‘successfully’ at this point are hearts! So, these three hand bent, rusty wire hearts are going to be my simple embellies for this project 🙂
I stamped the words from the Huck Finn set onto another piece of mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival, heat set, then sealed with a coat of matte Decou-Page. I heat set that layer than brushed a boat of DAM Crackle Glaze over the surface and let air dry.
When the crackle glaze was dry, I rubbed the surface with Walnut Stain DI and my ink blending tool. Look at those cracks–Love Them!!
I cut out each word band and rubbed the edges with Walnut Stain DI. I adhered each band to the panel with matte Decou-Page and outlined with Black Soot DI and my water brush and my white gel pen. I stapled each heart to the panel using my tiny attacher.
I gave the panel a splatter of Scattered Straw DP with a round paint brush and heat set. I thought it needed a little extra something, so I spritzed Walnut Stain DM here and there using my air art tool then fully heat set and mounted to a rusty orange card base.
Thanks so much for having a visit with me today! I sure do appreciate your company and hope you enjoy what I share here at my blog as much as I enjoy sharing with you!!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Keeper & Huck Finn (Artistic Outpost)
- Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Markers, Ink & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Crackle Glaze (DecoArt Media); Black Embossing Powder (WOW); Dylusions Acrylic Paints (Ranger)
- Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts); Brayer (Ranger); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Sewing Machine (Kenmore)
- Tissue Tape & Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Rusty Wire; Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Ink Blending Tool