This is the card I created for the MIX60 challenge "The Printed Word" - to incorporate printed text, such as an old book page or even newsprint, into your mixed media project.
I tore a page from a discarded library book and painted it with a layer of gesso, let it dry, scribbled Distress Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peeled Paint markers over it, misted heavily and let it dry. I added a few clouds with acrylic paint but they pretty much got covered by stamping the tree. I added some Mowed Lawn Distress paint with a fan brush and stamped the prairie grass with Mowed Lawn ink, stamping off a couple of times.
I added blooms to the tree with a Spun Sugar Distress marker, a Sharpie Precision marker in bright pink, and tiny dots of a pale pink craft acrylic. There are also tiny yellow blooms on the prairie grass - dots of Mustard Seed Distress paint.
The piece was trimmed to size and layered behind the piece of acetate that lines the window. I covered the inside of the card front with a piece of plain white cs and placed the window frame back into its negative space, attaching it to the acetate with Sookwang tape,
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 GMT Views: 572