Sunday, August 28, 2022

Creating Mixed Media Backgrounds- Halloween 2022-Sugar Skulls, Aged Brick, Emboss Resist, Ink Blends

Sometimes the process really is all about the process.  I adore mixed media elements on my cards and other makes.  There is just something about that extra time in creating those elements and backgrounds that truly make it mine.  But it also requires time...lots of it.  And lets be real, I don't always have the energy to put into it if I want to do a card from start to finish.  One way around that is just taking a day or 4 in this case and work on a pile of them.  It doesn't mean I don't create them in the moment, but sometimes it's a good reminder of how to do a technique or achieve a look. 

I was stumped on a card I wanted to create last week.  It was for a Halloween Swap and I only have one stamp set from that company that would work and I wasn't sure how I was going to achieve a "me" card with what I had.  I needed to think it through and get over the creative block I was feeling.  So this was how I worked through it... just getting inky and messy and loving the process.  (Yes, I will get the finished card video up by the end of this turned out better than I was expecting by just giving it the time to come to life in my head before I committed it to paper.)

I'm not going to add a full product list here...because I was all over the place.  But Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Pastes, Crayons, Stencils, Embossing Folders, Stamps, Sprays were all used as well as the ghost stencil from Photo Play.  If you have a specific ones you want to know please just drop a question below and I'll get you the info.  

Keep Getting Inky,

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