Tuesday, January 8, 2013

21 cards - #2

Hello, friends.  It's number 2 of the 21 cards challenge from Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art.

I started this card the same as card #1, described here.  This is the back side of card #1.  I decided to make art on both sides.  I guess that's the frugal part of me at work.  I really hate to waste things. 

For the background, I applied yellow acrylic paint with my fingers.  When that was dry, I used a die cut (Spellbinders Lotus Pendant die) as a stencil and applied orange and red paint with a makeup sponge.  I dragged the red out farther to overlap some of the orange.

I then used stamps from Gina K and Inkadinkado along the edges with jet black archival ink.  There are also some very light circles where I applied ink with the plastic insert from a roll of tape.  It wasn't as effective as I anticipated.  I think paint would have given a bolder circle.

Since I'm really trying to stretch myself, especially with my art, I added the sentiment, 'Be Bold' with a combination of black Sharpie and Copic marker.  I needed the flexible brush tip on the Copic marker to smooth over the background texture. 

This card is very different than what I normally create, so I guess the stretching must be working.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Carole said...

Very nice colors!

Marjie Kemper said...

That sure is bold! Love all the texture, too.