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Mixed Media Card

Project Description: April showers bring May flowers with this fun mixed media floral card using Grafix Films.

Designed by: Kay Molyneux

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


Steps to Make This:

Preparing the Card Shapes:

  1. Start by cutting Grafix .020” Clear Craft Plastic Film into two sheets of 8”x8” to use as the background panels.
  2. On another sheet of the Clear Craft Plastic Film uses your die-cutter to cut out a few leaf and flower designs.
  3. For both the panel and die cut leaves and flowers remove the liners on both sides of the film.

Adding Color and Printing:

  1. Stamp one of the panels with a StazOn Ink with a background Step Apter Stamp.
  2. Add Dina Wakley Media acrylic paint to the background to add dimension. Do this in layers and allow each layer to dry.
  3. Then once the panel is dried sponge DecoArt Silver acrylic paint to highlight the stamp design followed by Indigo Blu black gesso.
  4. Cut a few 7” diameter circle out from Grafix Opaque White Craft Plastic Film with an AallandCreate metal die.
  5. Brayer Dina Wakley Media acrylic paint onto the Gelli plate.
  6. Place one of the Gelli Arts Stencils on the plate then use the Gelli Mini Tools to add texture.
  7. Take a print using one of the Opaque White Craft Plastic Film circles.
  8. Remove the circle to dry.
  9. Then remove the stencil from the plate and brayer the plate without cleaning it, add a lighter color.
  10. Add another stencil film on the plate and blot the ink with a sheet of copier paper.
  11. Remove the new stencil and add another circle on the plate to take a print.
  12. Remove the circle and the stencil from the plate.
  13. Then add another layer of paint to the uncleaned plate then add another stencil to the plate.
  14. Add white gesso then remove the stencil and make 2 more prints without adding any additional paint on the plate.
  15. You can add more interest to the print with a little texture by stamping background stamp with white gesso.
  16. Brayer more paint onto the plate and use the same stencils to make prints onto Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film. (Since Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film is translucent you can make prints on both sides).
  17. You can add extra interest by adding StazOn stamps.
  18. Use a paper cutter to cut strips of the printed Matte Dura-Lar Film.
  19. With the die-cut flowers and leaves, color them with Ranger Patina Alcohol Inks on one side.
  20. Once the ink is dried, use a craft heating tool to reshape the flowers and leaves.
  21. Paint over the alcohol ink with white gesso.

Shrink Designs:

  1. Then color the Grafix White Shrink Film lightly with alcohol inks.
  2. Using the black ink stamp to add quirky shapes all over the sheet.
  3. Fussy cut-out the designs.
  4. Use a buttonhole punch out the centers of the quirky designs.
  5. Then die-cut the sentiment out on the Shrink Film.
  6. Add alcohol ink lightly to the sentiment.
  7. Follow the shrinking instructions on the back of the package.

Assemble Card:

  1. With all the finished pieces, arrange the layout the way you like best.
  2. Use Grafix Artist-tac to adhere to the Opaque White Craft Plastic and Matte Dura-Lar Film to the panel with a black background.
  3. Use colored craft wire to both secure and add interest to the shaped flowers and leaves.
  4. The shrunken sentiment will need to adhere to a hot glue gun.
  5. Attach the last 8”x 8” panel to the back of the background with brads.
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