Welcome to the Hero Arts Summer Mix Media Release Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Channin’s blog. Hero Arts has branched out into the mix media world and I am here for it. The creative team has done a fantastic job showcasing the new products for the new catalog. Let’s get hopping shall we?
My first project I have tile I made using the new Abstract Expressionist Bold Print. I stamped the tile with Hero Arts Watermark and Embossing Ink and then heat set it with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. (Make sure to treat the tile first with anti-static powder). Once the heat embossing was complete, I used several colors of alcohol ink to fill in some of the areas of the design. Now it was time to seal the tile.
Deciding how to seal the tile was a little tricky. My first try I used a clear spray sealant however it started to eat away at the embossing powder. So instead of using a clear spray sealant, I used a pouring medium instead. Make sure to allow the first layer of sealant to completely dry before you add a second layer if you need to. Once the sealant was dried, I added a cork backing to make sure the tile back was covered to prevent scratching any surface.
My next project is featuring the new Hero Art Picasso Inspired Stencil. As you can tell by these projects I’m channeling my inner bold graphic designer. Starting off with Dove White Cardstock, I adhered the stencil to the cardstock and ink blending on Hero Arts Red Royal and Navy inks using Hero Arts Blending Brushes making sure to leave a gap between the colors to maintain a white area. After ink blending, I removed the stencil and die cut the Happy from the Happy Thanks Stamp and Cut XL.
I also die cut the happy several times from Hero Arts Cherry Cardstock so I could add dimension to the sentiment once I glued it back in place. Using the Hero Arts Months ad Day stamp set, I stamped out the sub-sentiment for the July 4th on Cherry and Nautical cardstock using embossing ink and white embossing powder. What a way to bring in Independence Day with a great card. A small addition of red and blue sequin and a little rounding off of the panel finished off this card nicely.
Last but not least, I create a card using the new Flower Circle Stencil. To create a pretty backdrop for the stencil, I first watercolored a panel of Hero Arts Luxe White Watercolor paper using Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors in Artprint Brown, Cocoa, Terracotta, Coffee and Pink. By mixing the colors I was able to create this beautiful wash of color by adding just a touch of satin white acrylic paint to the mix.
Next I embossed the flower circle stencil in gold embossing powder. For the sentiment in the middle of the circle, I used a sentiment from the Art Journal Messages stamp set and heat embossed it in white embossing powder. To embellish the card, I used the Critters and Silhouette stamp set to create a pretty little butterfly embossed in gold and white embossing powder.
Hoping I really inspired you today using the new products from the Summer Mix Media release. Next up on the hop is Daniel. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you back here soon.