Good Morning! Kim here, haven’t seen you for a bit!
Last December I officially backed away from Design Team assignments, life was taking up too much time and creative deadlines were harder to meet! I promised Jackie & Katharina that I was still their biggest fan and would send along a blog post whenever time permitted…so here I am!
I find myself using up a lot of mixed media stash that I have these days; and there is a lot! This fun card for my nephew is a perfect example. I will often sit a have a gel plate printing session with my Ranger inks, paints and gel plates, they continue to be my favourites. Once complete I store all my prints in a ziplock bag to use in my art journal, card making and scrapbooking projects.
That being said I cannot tell you exactly my process for the background, because it was pulled from that stash. You can assume there are many layers of inks, stencils and marks! The fish were stamped over one of these papers well with embossing ink and set with Distress Embossing Glaze; that process add colour and lets all the visual texture show!
I used glue sticks to adhere the fish down and ensure all edges are glued down. Once dry I edged the fish with a pencil, it adds some depth without being too dark.
My word was stuck down with Dina Wakley Ultra Thick Gel Medium because it was going on top of embossing powder. It’s pretty witty if I say so myself! I used a Stamper’s Anonymous phrase on the inside, a set I’ve have for many years, that gets pulled out often!
Stay well, stay creative and stay amazed at the wonderful content within the covers of your Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! Even MORE inspiration can be found in the VIP Club ~ you should check it out!