I am so excited about the new challenge forum for Mixed Media! I love learning new techniques - even when I kick and scream about some that just don't work for me. :) The best part of this challenge was that I found a bottle of Gesso that a friend gave me over two years ago - and it had not dried up!
The Mix1 challenge was to use a matte media and a shiny media. So I used Gesso for matte and embossing powder for shiny. I don't think Gesso is going to be one of my favorite mediums. It did what it was supposed to, I just don't like the results. The bg paper is the same paper that I applied the Gesso to.
The hard part for me was coloring my flower. I did the blue one first with Copics, but Gesso tends to soak up the Copics so that didn't work real well for me. Also, I guess I got too much Versamark on my stamp because the leaf and bud turned out too black. I added Stickles to the center for a little more shine and a matching butterfly to give a more finished look to the card.
As much as I'm whining about these two cards, they look nice from a distance, and I know that whoever receives them will think they are pretty. I look forward to the next Mixed Media challenge.
Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 GMT Views: 450