Last night I was playing with some wax paper that I used to help release paper from a die. The wax paper looked too pretty to throw out, so I put it between two pieces of paper and ironed it. Then I sponged all around the wax image which revealed the image. I know this is one of the resist techniques, but for me it was a discovery. So today I was looking at Queen Jeanne's gallery and found her flower heart card which inspired me to make this card using the wax paper and die cut resist technique with a punched heart. The technique might have worked better if I had used distress inks, but after all, I was just "playing!" This card is also for the Mixability Challenge today (Mix13) which is to doodle on a card and use 2 or more different media.
After I sponged the hearts using several shades of pink/red, I rubbed over the wax area with a tissue to remove a little more ink, then brushed some Perfect Pearls over the hearts giving them a nice glimmer IRL. After 8 or 10 photos, I just couldn't get the shimmer to show up unless everything else got washed out. I stamped my cs base with an old large bg stamp (Toybox) and Versamark with a very subtle result, but again looks nice IRL. I inked the edges of the hearts and sentiment label with an inkpad, then started attaching things. I used a white gel pen to doodle next to the vertical strip and the corners, and a red ballpoint pen to doodle on the sentiment label.
To qualify as mixed media, I used: Ink, Versamark, wax paper, sponging, direct to paper, white gel pen, red ink pen, and Perfect Pearls. Any questions? LOL!
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 GMT Views: 604
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 @ 4:49 PM
Love reading your description! LOL Nope, no questions! I think this turned out fabulous! It makes me so happy when I try something new and it turns out, so I know you must be so happy with this card! Your coupled hearts are so pretty. I really like the soft images in the center of each heart! Your white corner doodle is fantastic too! You really made a LOVELY card! Thank you for sharing your details!!!