Inspired by Nature Card

I haven’t created a handmade card for ages – I mostly work in my art and travel journals right now.  But while I was playing the weekly Splitcoast mixed media challenge, this card emerged.

The challenge was to combine glue or some type of acrylic medium with a coloring medium. I’ve worked with acrylic paint glazes before, but I’ve never tried mixing in ink sprays (Dylusions, in this case).

vintage book page card with matt medium and dylusions spray

I had just a small amount of ink left in one of the Dylusions sprays, so figured this would be a good opportunity to use it up. I mixed about a tablespoon of Golden’s matt medium with a few drops of vibrant turquoise spray ink and mixed them together with a palette knife.  I painted the mixture onto a background of old book pages, which had been dry brushed with gesso and allowed to dry.

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Once the matt medium/acrylic ink was dry, I stamped a retired Stampin’ Up! image (Inspired by Nature) with Ranger’s black archival ink, inked around the edges and attached it to a grunged up piece of black card stock.  I finished it with hand dyed silk ribbon and glued it to a Fabriano watercolor card.

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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