Mixed Media Cards

Hello friends! It’s been too long since I really played with my watercolors… so that’s what I did and it felt sooooo good, getting messy. I’m going to share with you how to make these cards step by step and hopefully, it will inspire you to try this technique on your next project!

Disclaimer: “The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.”

To begin, I mixed the Scarlet Colorsparx with water and painted a piece of watercolor paper that measured 2 1/2×3 3/4. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

Once the base was completely dry, I pulled the Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste through the TCW935 Secret Garden stencil, making sure to apply a good amount of the paste and pull the paste from top to bottom in one fluid motion to prevent streaks.

I used a card to go around the edges to smooth any excess paste from the edges.

After the Light and Fluffy paste was completely dry, I painted the patterns using a variety of Watercolor powders. The colors used on this card include: Scarlet, Lime Green, Marigold, Orange, Orchid and Cerulean Blue.

After the watercolor was completely dry, I used my fingers to rub acrylic paint all over in different areas. I had no idea how pretty acrylic paints would look against the watercolor!! Seriously, the combination is fantastic!

After the acrylic paint was completely dry, I mounted it to a 3×4 card. Then, I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and added it to the card with a few gems.

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you’ve found this post inspiring! These cards were so much fun to make and I can’t wait to play some more!

Nicole Martel, Design Team Member

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