Mixed Media Greeting Card – Something Old Turned New

I think I might have a problem! I can not throw anything away.

Ok so we haven’t quite made any of the Hoarders Are Us programs on the telly yet but sometimes I think it might be close. I reckon you can empathise with me can’t you? I mean it is a bit of a crafters’ disease isn’t it?

Since the move last year I’ve been trying to streamline my studio space a bit and recycle what I can and get rid of unusable items. I was going through a box of bits of paper and experiments when I found these two items:

Some fabric and card work

I think I was experimenting with texture pastes and masks when I made these.

The heart was a crackle paste experiment on fabric. I’ve tried lots of different crackle pastes and mediums in my time, I think it might be the Golden crackle paste but I know how picky Golden crackle paste is about its substrate so it might be an embossing paste, not sure. Of course any sign of a label has gone – I so should have stuck it in an art journal.

Close up of a crackle paste heart on fabric

But I do know, by the pen work, that it was done when I was DTing for Kuretake so maybe from 2012 or 2013 – I told you I hold on to things!

I don’t think I ever meant to make anything from them but for some reason when I found them they just spoke to me.

And so from something old…

A mixed Media card

…a new card is born. Now if it only had something digital as well I could have linked it up to the new Old, New and Digital Too blog. Mmm… work in progress! Go check the new challenge out btw.

But I digress!

The new elements added were a little bit of stitch.

Stitching on the mixed media card

Some colour using items from the DecoArt Media range. For the drips I used the sprays which I’m loving by the way, they are quite different from other sprays I have used, I might have to do a blog post about them if I get the time!

DecoArt Media misters

Finished with a bit of stamping with Ranger Archival ink and one of my favourite Kaisercraft texture stamps.

Close up of the mixed media card

So that is me, starting the week with this mixed media card.

Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a lovely arty, crafty Monday.

Kim

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  1. May 11, 2015 / 10:06 am

    Fantastic card Kim, THANK YOU for the shout out. Love the paste on fabric it looks amazing!

    I know what you mean about hoarding, i now have my two downstairs rooms completely taken over by my crafty stash. The good thing is that it is all neatly stored in IKEA units seen everywhere but they do the job and look fab.

    I have all the colours of the DecoArt acrylic sprays, they are my favourites because they are permanent when dry even on fabric. The Quinacridone Gold & Quin Violet Media paints look amazing over the carbon black spray.

    Off to post my face for this week, have a great week:-) xxx

    • May 11, 2015 / 1:49 pm

      Thanks for the tip about the paints Mo, I shall have to give that a go!

      Glad you liked the post and that I'm not the only hoarder 🙂 I have some Ikea units too but I need some more! 🙂

      Looking forward to seeing your face 🙂 Have a fun rest of your Monday.
      Kx

  2. May 11, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Amazing…love this!

  3. May 11, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    Very cool and urban chic 😀 I have a few of the misters might need to get a few more you enabler <3

    • May 11, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      LOL! Yeah sorry Susana, totally an enabler 🙂 Thanks for popping over and I'm glad you like the make 🙂 Kx

  4. May 12, 2015 / 7:23 am

    What a super make out of some scraps. Love the colours of those misters – they look so fresh against the kraft card.
    Toni xx

    • May 13, 2015 / 9:17 am

      Thanks Toni 🙂 The misters work beautifully on the kraft don't they? Kx

  5. May 12, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Yes Kim, another hoarder here too and I have been using my "scrap" paper as background papers as I liked the grungey painty effects on them but it's JUST SCRAP PAPER!!! recycle it I keep saying to myself but I can't let it go lol

    🙂

    • May 13, 2015 / 9:18 am

      LOL! What are we like? Can not throw anything away! I might have to be strict with myself though as I'm running out of room 🙂 Kx

  6. May 13, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    This is stunning Kim, I love that crackled heart and the painty splatters! x

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