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Friday, October 26, 2018

{Mixed Media Tutorial} One Layer Mixed Media Card by Asmah



Hello everyone! From my craft table to yours, here's me, Asmah once again to share my artwork with you.

This time, a one layer card using quite a lot of stuff {smile}. That's just me, the more the merrier. I do have to say this that I'm not actually a one layer card maker because I love layering a lot of scrap papers and just whatever I think okay to adorn my creation let it be a scrapbook page, tag, art journal to name a few. This time, I only want to play with art material and products from STAMPlorations.


Let me now take you to my tutorial.

I used an acid free white cardstock as usual by the size of 6x4.5 inches. To begin, I primed the cardstock with light gesso by mixing some water to it.


I swiped modelling paste over crisscrossed stencil for random pattern.


I wanted this card to have vintage feel so I picked brown shades and black acrylic paints. With help of water, I used it to run down the paints to my liking.


After I let it dry naturally, next up was stamping Trendy Leaves stamp on the right side.
I had planned that way from beginning for additional interest.


What you see below are my regular tools I must have in my artwork: white gel pen, 0.3 black gel pen, black watercolor pencil and aqua brush to highlight certain areas for depth. I just can't live without them most of the time {chuckle}.


The focal point of this card is the left side. I used rose duet stencil to guide me in drawing a rose by doodling with black gel pen instead of drawing it neatly and accordingly.


It was a think-out-of-the-box that suddenly lightened up my right brain to doodle through the stencil and I loved the result. 


I didn't stop there however because at first I figured that was done but my right brain had better idea. Again with that very-pretty-brownish-water in the jar {nice huh?}; a product from dipping brush paint earlier on, I dampen the brush with it and started coloring the doodled rose. The black gel pen ink simply work wonders when combined with water.


I wanted more depth at the bottom side of the card so I used Artsy Border Maker stamp set to achieve interesting look to the eyes.


I stamped a sentiment directly on the card using Versafine ink pad.


Just when I thought I was done after stamping the sentiment, my right brain told me differently and my heart agreed. I did say the rose acted as focal point for this card thus I trusted my out of the box thinking by highlighting the flower and leaf by simply doodling it using white gel pen. Lastly, I finish it off by deepening the focal point edges with black gel pen and brush it off with water.


Here is the finished one layer mixed media card once again.


I sincerely hope you get some ideas with the way I created this card. Bottom line is be free when creating yours. Should you wish to get the STAMPlorations products I used, you can get them at STAMPlorations store with special price by using my discount code {thanks}:


I truly hope you find my tutorial inspiring and that you would like to light up a piece of white card with layers of artsy alone. Enjoy creating and take good care.


Hugs and smiles,


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8 comments:

  1. OMG..Gorgeous messy Work of Art, Asmah. I loved every layer, especially all the black and brown tones and doodling of your beautiful stenciled rose:-) TFS your beauty, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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  2. Love this!! Absolutely stunning vintage card with fabulous colour and texture!! Thank you for sharing the techniques used!

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  3. Asmah, this card is so lovely. Your tutorial is so helpful for trying this myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. So creative. Love the layers and colors.

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  5. How very beautiful! I love this very much!

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