Friday, June 27, 2014

Mix-Ability - Part of the Package

It's my turn to host the Mix-Ability Challenge over at Splitcoast, and this week we're using a piece of packaging, either as a tool to create our projects or as an element of our projects. Here's a fun little patriotic card I made using a new sentiment from Impression Obsession, a mixed media background, and some tiny star dies.

The silver stars are cut from aluminum tape I've been using for an upcoming tutorial video. Here you can see that I stamped parts of the background with white acrylic paint using some bubble wrap. This background started as a piece of white watercolor paper... I keep a few 1/4 sheets near my craft sheet and just wipe them through extra ink or paint when it's left over. It gives me some interesting ready-made layered backgrounds to work with in a pinch!

There are lots of ideas for interpretation listed on the challenge post. I thought I'd collect  a few older projects together to show some fun examples in one place. If you'd like to know more about one of the projects below, click on the link to read the original post.

Here's a background made using acrylic paint and plastic wrap:

...a picture frame made from a cereal box and tissue paper:

A card made with tinfoil and a cereal box:

A hanging made from the tabbed top of a snack canister:

So many ways to play! Hope you'll join us!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a cool card! Great technique!

  2. Wow!! Incredible card and all of the additional projects are so inspiring!!!