This is my card for the MIX53 challenge "Loving Layers" - to build up 3 or more layers of mixed media product to make your project.
Dina shared a great tutorial on the Acrylic Batik technique, and that's where I started. After stamping the Hero Arts background stamp with VersaMark and embossing with white ep, I applied turquoise, yellow and orange craft acrylics with an old gift card. I guess I was a little overzealous and ended up with a pretty muddy looking background, so I added a little more turquoise and orange and blended them a little more gently. I let it dry and polished the paint off of the embossing with a soft, damp rag, and ran the Distress Brushed Pewter Stain dauber over the entire piece.
I placed the swirl stencil over the piece and inked through the stencil with VersaMark. I removed the stencil, applied the deep impression ep and heat set. I painted white acrylic paint over everything, let it get almost dry and rubbed with a baby wipe. This cleaned the paint off the swirl embossing, and also knocked back some of the paint from the batik layer, revealing some subtle red and blue shades.
I really like the look of this and didn't want to cover it up, so I used vellum for the sentiment panel and butterflies. The sentiment was stamped with HA Unicorn and heat embossed with white detail ep. The batik panel is mounted on a shimmery copper cs using foam tape for dimension; I added half-pearls to complete the card.
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 GMT Views: 1130