I have been playing with some mixed media techniques lately. I decided that since I needed to use printed paper sparingly for this assignment, I would go all out with the inks and paints!
I started out by spaying the Kraft Gray/Gray 95# paper with various mists. This paper is on the thin side for cardstock, so I expected it to buckle a bit when I got it wet. However, it took the wet products very well with no buckling or warping!
I distressed the paper edges, including punching some areas with a notebook edge punch. I ripped and tore some areas also, and used some ink to add even more distress. I added some bits of printed paper behind the torn areas, and then mounted everything to some of the WorldWin Kraft Chipboard. Since this layout was going to a trade show, I wanted it to have some extra "bulk."
I stamped various background stamps onto the kraft paper. I also added some rub-on text. I did not want to be able to read any of the words, just to have the text bits showing.
The flowers are the best part of this project. I cut them from Kraft Brown/Gray #68 paper. This paper is about the same thickness as computer paper. I die cut my flowers and misted them with various mists. I dried them with a heat tool. The paper became sort of "crinkly and brittle" making them so interesting to work with! It was so easy to shape them and handle them. The paper took on the texture of heavy tissue paper in a way. What a fun product!
I love these "gray-green" flowers. There is something so fun and earthy about them. The beautiful photo we took in Alaska just pops of the page!
Thanks for looking!
Kraft Gray/Gray 95#
Kraft Brown/Gray 68#
ColorMates Heritage Black
Die cuts: Memory Box Fabulous Phlox; Spellbinders Foliage Two, Rose Creations, Bitty Blossoms
Designer paper: Kaiserkraft Seventy-five Cents; Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi; Prima Holiday Jubilee
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Library Ledger; Stampin' Up grid, diamonds; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mixed Media
Pearls: Basic Grey
Stickers: Carta Bella Well Traveled
Edge punch: Fiskars
Ink: Stampin' Up Whisper White; Tsukiniko Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Dark Brown, Pigment Daffodil, Turtle, Olive, Moss Green
Spray mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia, Frozen Jack Frost, Don't Eat the Golden Snow, Toto's Tornado Black, Sea Grass Green; Heidi Swapp White
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; glue