Hey everyone. Welcome back to day two of the series. We are working on mix media valentine cards. Mix media really scares me for some reason, however in today’s tutorial I’m going to embrace it the best way I know how. Ink and water will do the trick. The term mix media is really just using different mediums to create something pretty. So that can be anything from ink to paint to glitter. As long as you have at least two different mediums, you have mix media. Really simple right.
I’m using Hero Arts Hero Hues today as I know they work well with water and create beautiful cards. As I was working on this card I really loved how I was able to create texture without using any thing more than the ink, water and a piece of acetate. I paired up the pretty background with a bold print stamp, a few dies and a simple sentiment.
The soft color of the background works so well with the lines of the Hero Arts Chained Linked Fence Bold Print stamp. Also the Chain Link Fancy Die is the perfect addition to the card for a little bit of raised texture.
Adding a touch of silver to my card with silver matte cardstock for my lock from the Locks Fancy die set from Hero Arts as my center piece on my card. Pulling in all the ink colors for my sentiment keeps my color palette flowing.
I have a couple bonus cards for you as well to show you how else you can use the color palette. This simple colored gradient heart made from Hero Arts glitter cardstock, Hero Arts Infinity Hearts die and the same color inks I used for my background take on a totally different look. Keeping the background simple with an embossing folder makes the heart stand out even more.
And why not use one more medium today. I pulled out my Copic markers to color in this adorable image from Woodware Craft Collection called Valentine Gnome. I have to say, I’m pretty smitten with this card. The Copic makers colors used are:
T3, T5, T7
Prismacolor Pencils for added depth
You can watch the tutorial here on my blog or over on my Youtube channel