Hi paper crafters! I’m so excited to share a few cards with you today. Get ready for a rainbow of color and bold sentiments.
Each card was created using the abstract shapes and handwritten sentiments from our set, Mixed Media Greetings. These doodles, shapes, and paint strokes come to life when mixed with colorful inks. You, too, can create a work of art with just a few steps.
For the first card, I repeatedly stamped the thick brush stroke stamp with a variety of ink colors. I wanted it to look like messy layers of color; therefore, perfection was thrown out the door. We give you permission to do the same! Why not get your hands full of ink right along with the paper?! Have fun and stamp.
The second card used the same ink colors but a variety of shapes from the set. In fact, my goal was to use every stamp to create a background similar to an abstract painting.
Technique Time | Form a triangle with the same color or shape to create balance. Do this by placing the color or shape on the three points of the triangle. Two separate triangles were created with this card using color – Can you find them with the pink and blue shapes?
Lastly, I pulled out the solid brush stroke again and created a rainbow. To keep the strokes from looking the same, I turned the stamp upside down after each color. A few of the shapes were stamped in black to balance out the smaller sentiment. The arrow stamp was cut in half *gasp* before stamping onto the card. This is a technique I use often with clear stamps. It’s a great way to stretch your stamps. When I want to use the full stamp in the future, I will simply add both pieces to an acrylic block.
These may be my favorite projects created with Mixed Media Greetings, and they came together so quickly. I don’t want to be bossy, but you need this set in your stash.
We’d love to see the abstract, colorful backgrounds you create – Make sure to use the #craftedinjoy hashtag to share your projects.