Thursday, October 17, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Favorite Technique

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using a favorite technique. Here's my card - maybe you've seen it if you voted in the WCMD contest over at Imagine Crafts last week! Thanks to all who voted!!

I guess technically mixed media stamping isn't a technique, but I did incorporate a favorite background technique here - scraping acrylic paints over cardstock. I remembered to take a picture during the process... it's so fun to watch projects like this evolve.

The technique is done by dabbing or dripping acrylic paints over a cardstock or other surface, then scraping the paints around with the straight, stiff edge of a credit card or gift card. It's a lot of fun, and the results are always a surprise. The clouds were done using a negative die cut as a stencil, and scraping household acrylic caulking through the opening.

The angel was colored with acrylic markers and paints, white India ink, and Polychromos Pencils.

The sentiment is one that I designed, called Impulse.

Other stamps I used: CAC Ledger, Passport Collage, Porcelain Crackle, Angel

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great mixed media piece, full of textures and details.

  2. Love the whole thing, but especially the quote and arrangement. Good job.

  3. A lot of thinking an work but a gorgeous image. Looks like you had fun designing and creating the picture. Love the vintage look yet bright in color....well done.

  4. This is a fabulous technique Dina-thanks for the photo op and instructions

  5. Francie in Montreal10/18/2013 11:17 AM

    Oh wow! What a delightful card. Everything about it is just right. You did a beautiful job, as usual.

  6. Love your card. I do some mixed media work and I make a ton of cards but I seldom make a mixed media card. I think I just may have to try that now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the technique!

  8. This is one of my favourites of yours. You do such amazing work and are so talented Dina!