Friday, February 26, 2016

Mix-Ability Challenge: Wildlife Adventure

This week's Mix-Ability challenge over on Splitcoast is to create a project featuring wildlife and incorporate a little texture. Here's my card......

This image is from I Love Rubber Stamps - their line is now carried by Creative Vision Stamps, which makes me very happy! I have always loved their realistic nature and animal images and would hate to see them go! Always enjoyed the challenge of rummaging through their bins of unmounted rubber at stamp shows. ;) Beautiful artwork.

My image is watercolored using Brusho and QoR paints on a 4" white Art Square from Inchie Arts - this is a fun surface to work on... it does have a little learning curve because the matboard is more absorbent than traditional watercolor paper, but that property allows the pigments to blend in the paper rather than on the surface. It's a fun process. I added some details with Prismacolor pencil and a liner pen.

To add texture, I spread some matte gel medium in the corners, then pressed into the gel with a rubbing plate. These are intended for crayon rubbings or for adding texture to clay... I bought them to use with my Gelli Plate, but I love this technique for adding texture to a painting too... these are Shade-Tex Rubbing Plates - they come in themed packs of 6. This one is from the architecture set.

Here's the resulting texture - after it dried, I rubbed a little Inka Gold over the raised areas.

Still organizing stamps and cataloging as we go... yesterday my daughter asked me, "Have you even ever used all these stamps?!" *sigh*

If you'd like to do a little shopping over at Creative Vision Stamps, I have a coupon code for you! You can use coupon code DINA25 to get 25% off your stamp order (stamps only) until 2/28/16. Enjoy, and tell them I sent you!

 Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina, I'm sitting here admiring this gorgeous card, it's just gorgeous!!! I love wild life images and this one is so endearing and so sweet, thank you for sharing and for the link to this awesome on line stamp store. Guess where I'm skipping and jumping to?? ;)

  2. Love this card. The animals look so real and like the corner technique. Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing. Edna

  3. Word! Texture on texture on top of your beautiful painting. Inks gold adds the perfect touch!

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL, Dina! WOW!!! LOOOVE the touch of gold too! ;) JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! ;)

  5. Beautiful Dina, love all of it!

  6. I so much love those Giraffes! The painting of them and the texture you added in the corner just make this card extra special!

  7. I love this! I love the texture you added. This would look awesome next to my giraffe poster in my bedroom ;p I too am glad that I Love Rubberstamps are still available. I only ever went to one convention and they were there. I dug out a ton of their stamps.