Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mixed Media Journal Cards Tutorial

Hi my dear crafty friends. It's Susanne from the Design Team here.

Today I want to share a tutorial for these colorful mixed media journal cards. I love to use them in my Art Journal, in Mini Albums or in my Planner. I used different stamp sets from Rubber Dance plus some gelli printed deli paper.

Here are the step by step instructions:

1. Add some acrylic paint to your journal cards. Just randomly. 

2. Adhere some shapes from gelli printed deli paper (sandwich paper - do not use backing paper!) with Gel Medium.

3. Add a layer of gesso and doodle into the wet gesso with a pastel pencil. Any other colored pencil will work.

4. Add some stamping. You need to use ink which is waterproof when it's dry.

5. Prepare your main images by stamping them onto deli paper. Cut them out.

6. Adhere the images with Gel Medium and make some stenciling with black gesso.

7. Add some more texture by stamping with a script stamp randomly onto your cards.

8. Set highlights with markers. I love to use uniPOSCA markers, Acrylic Markers or Pitt Artist Pens.

Finally here are some close-ups:

I hope I've inspired you to create you own mixed media journal cards.
Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

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  1. Awesome cards, Susanne!
    Love all the different layering, and the stamped images look so cooool!
    Thank you, honey!

  2. Wow, so many colours, I'm impressed ♥

  3. You make it sound so easy. These are fabulous!

  4. Wow stunning, so creative and you look like you had fun, thank you for sharing x

  5. Wow - what an incredible post and step by step tutorial Susanne. YOU are soooooooooooo talented. I adore ALL of these and Wow - so fun to see how they came together. I have to choose the giraffe as my fav but the rhino is close behind. And the colors just DELIGHT me to the max. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Xj.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Thank you for the inspirational tutorial ... And the wonderful tips on yet another use for all those gelli prints of mine!

  7. These look absolutely amazingly fabulous! Loved the step by step & using the pencils with wet gesso....what a brill idea! Would never have thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  8. Susanne! These are just stunning!!


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