Monday 1 January 2018

House Of Cards Mixed Media

   My interpretation of 'Mixed Media' is the use of different techniques and mediums so this is what I came up with for our new challenge at House Of Cards.

     I don't have any pictures of the main panel under construction because I got carried away with the idea and forgot all about taking any.
     Using Distress Oxides I coloured some white card, then spritzed it with water. In this picture I have coloured the white card blank to correspond with the main panel, so when it is all layered up the colours continue past the black border. It didn't look right on a plain white card blank.
     Once dry I used a stencil of butterfly wings and inked through it with Versamark, then dusted it with pearl mica powder. A quick spray with hair lacquer to fix it and I could move on to using a very fine pen to pick out some of the edges to highlight them. This gives the wings a little more definition, especially when viewed without the mica shine.
     The body of the butterfly is a small lightbulb made with hot glue in a silicone mould, it has been dusted with pearl mica aswell.
     The sentiment is stamped and embossed in white, with just the main word picked out with the same fine black pen used on the wings.
     Please come and join us at House Of Cards, you have a whole month in which to create your project.

Mixed Media and/or Colours

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Crafty Friends - For A Girl or Lady  #74   (F)


  1. Hello Rocky…. You have made a beautiful Butterfly card…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘For a Girl/Lady’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge. Very Best Wishes for 2018.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  2. This is oh so pretty, Rocky! I love the colors and shine! Clever way to create a 3D body, too! Sending hugs and wishes for a wonderful 2018! Mynn xx

  3. This is just beautiful, like the colors and stenciling! Best wishes for 2018! HOC teammie Donna

  4. So beautiful, Rocky! I love it.
    Em, HOC teamie

  5. I love butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. wonderful background, beautiful colors
    Happy New Year, all the best for 2018

  7. Rocky, I love this pretty oxide ink background! It really brings your butterfly to life! Have anamzing 2018!
    Take care!


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