I made a trio of mixed media cards today.
On top of that piece I added a design of golds and yellows covered with dry wall tape and I went around the edges with hot glue gun. I took a black sharpie marker and colored the hot glue black and then added gold paint to the hot glue.
To finish it off, I added little torn pieces of mono printed cardstock to the "blue areas" and for the sun rays I added some water coloring and I added little black dots on the rays with a black ink pen. I doodled on the scraps. The "plantes" and the center of the sun I cut small circles of a piece of mono printed cardstock. I flooded them with Aleene's tacky glue to give them a shiny finish.
Before this evening, my friend Kyra had actually planned on a different challenge. The challenge was to take baby oil and make your cardstock translucent and to use reinkers. I struggled with this challenge because I didn't have baby oil. I used cooking oil instead. Then I really didn't like how it looked. My friend Kyra ended up changing her challenge because she also didn't like how the baby oil turned out. My number 1 rule of mixed media is "If you don't like it, work on it until you do like it." So I took that to heart. I started with this mono print that I made using two different colors of reinkers, yellow and orange.
I traced the sun and its rays and the two planets. You can see how it looks with the oil on it. It didn't look that good.
Here was a mono print that I made with blues and teal reinkers
I cut around the rays and sun and added hot glue that I colored black and painted gold.
I enjoyed making those two so I decided to make a third one. I took a mono print that I made earlier in the week. It resembles the prints I made that I turned into the light house at sunset cards.
I added some drywall tape and the hot glue. I water colored to add more color to the sky.
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