Thursday, January 14, 2016

mixed media

Hi friends,

This card was made for a mixability challenge on SCS that was tie dye tissue.  I used some shipping filler paper instead of tissue, so I had some problems with the paper not absorbing the color like it was supposed to.  I used food coloring to get more brilliant colors, and I do like how the background turned out. 

The stamps are SU's You've Got This, sponged with ink. 

The ribbon was a find at Good Will - a mostly full reel of seam binding for a dollar.  It's a very pale pink, but I thought it was pale enough that I would be able to dye it with ink.  I pressed mustard seed distress ink on my craft sheet, spritzed with water and pressed the seam binding into the ink until it was fully colored.  Then I used my heat gun to dry it.  I was really pleased how well the color changed, and you can't tell that it started out pink. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

1 comment:

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Lovely colours and love the reuse of packaging. I hold on to loads to reuse too. Fab idea best wishes Linda x