Monday, April 6, 2020

AALL & Create Fungi Mixed Media Father's Day Card

Hi friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to kick off our week of Father's Day cardmaking inspiration.  I used the lovely new toadstool stamps by Tracy Evans for AALL & Create and have several ideas to share with you.  First up is a Father's Day card with a fun mixed media background.

I dipped my stamped panel into ink puddles and then clear embossed.  I went along the edges of the panel with Distress Crayons  in brown and green to accent the embossed pivots.   I did the same process on a second stamping of the toadstool heads and flicked off even more of the clear embossing powder to get more pivots.  I gave the panel a splashing of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics and blotted the paint while wet, which achieved sort of a encaustic effect. 

Finally I added a typed "fortune cookie" sentiment with a punny graphic I know my guy will dig. 

My next card features a resist technique using the Darkroom Door resist crayon.  I stamped my image and then colored the areas I wished to highlight with the crayon.  I swiped Prism dye ink pads DTP onto my panel and the crayon resisted the ink, leaving the white space.  I heat the crayon to melt the shiny surface, then added a bit of watercolor shading as shown.

I painted the spots on the fungi with more Fresco acrylics. 

And another little card using the same technique.  I especially love the white framing with the crayon. The sentiment is from Deer stamp #222.  I can't stress enough how much I love to use these inks DTP, here I just did stripes and it worked a charm.  Fun and easy!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Hugs, Autumn
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  1. these are fabulous cards Autumn! I love the punny sentiment on the first one lol.


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