Mixed Media Cards by Zsoka Marko


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Can you believe Zsoka watercolored these butterflies to look like the ones from Turn the Page?! Check it out along with a second card featuring mixed media and my cut files!

Hey there crafty friends, Zsoka here, sharing a couple of cards I've created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team! I'm rarely in the mood to do mixed media but I felt like that's the only thing I haven't done on cards for this DT! So I thought I'd do something different now. I chose two cut files to work with, the Butterfly Background cut file and the Cross Stitch Heart cut file. I created two 5x5" squares in Silhouette Studio so I knew how big my designs should be. Then I cut both of them from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo.
Now if I'm honest, it would have been simpler to use a pencil and the sketch function of the Cameo, but I have no idea where my pencil holder is... so I went this way. I used the white cardstock cut out as a stencil and simply drew in the butterflies with a pencil. Next, I painted the butterflies with the gorgeous new Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors. I tried to match the colors to the Turn the Page collection.
Once done, I added a light grey water color wash around the butterflies for contrast as well as some black dots. I created a 5.25x5.25" top folding card base, attached a pink patterned paper in the same size, then glued my watercolored panel on top. 
To finish off this card, I added a few butterflies I fussy cut from Paper 04 in the collection and a sentiment I cut out from an Ephemera Die Cut.
Oh, there was another reason why I decided to go with mixed media! I just remembered now ha! I bought some storage for my wall and rearranged my RASKOG, which had most of my paints and mixed media supplies in it. While reorganizing everything I started feeling guilty for having sooo much stuff I don't use... Hence, mixed media projects ha! 

For my second card I chose Shimmerz Dazzlerz to use with my stencil. I love this color and I had the same in Texturez which I had to throw away because it completely dried out. I was happy this one was still OK! I found a patterned paper in the Turn the Page collection that was pretty much the same color, so I decided to go for a tone-on-tone look.
Again, I made a 5.25x5.25" top folding card base, adhered a slightly smaller light pink patterned paper on top, then added my mint panel. 
I created two clusters of flowers for which I used some die cut pieces as well as some I fussy cut from Paper 15. I glued them down in layers, adding foam adhesive here and there to create dimension. For my sentiment I took apart one of the Pennant Paper Clips and used the sentiment from that.
That's it! I hope I could inspire you to not shy away from mixed media on cards! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!


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