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This card features one of my new watercolor stamps, Watercolor Fuchsia - I colored directly on the rubber with Gelatos, misted and stamped, then added more detail to the stamped image with Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils. The splattering was done with watered down Gelatos and a longer detail brush.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the background panel - I took a few liberties with today's Layered Gesso Background tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers (adding an extra layer of paint, and omitting the dimensional medium). It's a great tutorial for the beginning mixed media artist, and a great jumping point once you get a little more experience under your belt. There's a video tutorial, too, with lots of extra hints for you! For my card, I used layers of gesso, paint, Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink, and InkaGold (copper). The burlap ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
I heated the organza ribbon very lightly with my heat gun to ripple it and shape it to a curve.
Chinese Script Background
Batik Medallion Small
Round Ornaments 2 Clear set
Mini Square Tags die set
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -
the Impression Obsession blog
Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ------------ you are here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio