Hi everyone! It's Tracey back to share this masculine mixed media card I created featuring Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders and Girlie Grunge Art Medium. I experimented with some new techniques and ended up with one of my fave projects.
I think we all have a tendency to hoard our crafty supplies. I was going through some embellishments the other day and came across these old epoxy stickers. You know the ones designed to fit into bottle caps? They were so old that they had yellowed with time. I was about to let them go into the trash when I thought, why not alter them? In the tips and techniques section below, I explain how I transformed them.
Tips and Techniques
Here's a close-up of those altered epoxy stickers. I had both 1" and 1/2" stickers. I mixed Donna's gold Pigment Powder into watered down Girlie Grunge Art Medium. I placed the stickers on a craft mat and brushed them with the gold pigment powder mixture, drying it lightly with my heat tool. Then I mixed up a blue pigment powder mixture the same way and randomly brushed it over the gold, again giving a quick dry. The mixture will start to bead up on the epoxy surface, so the heat helps it to dry smoothly. Too much heat will cause the mixture to bubble up. (Which would be a cool effect too!)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L DODZ™ Medium worked perfectly to adhere the discs to the mixed media background, using two for each of the larger discs and one for the smaller discs.
I wanted more blue on the background paper, so I sprinkled Donna's blue Pigment Powder randomly across the paper, then spritzed with water to move and spread it across the paper. Once dry, I spread crackle medium across the page and let it dry overnight. As you may have noticed some of the crackle chipped off. Great look, but I didn't want more to come off, so mixed up a little brown Pigment Powder into watered down Girlie Grunge Art Medium and brushed across the paper. The brown settled into the cracks to highlight the texture and the Art Medium acts as an adhesive so the remaining crackle stays in place.
To give the discs a more grounded appearance, I drew around them with a black watercolor pencil, then feathered the black medium with a wet brush. For a bit of extra texture, I adhered a few copper prills with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.
I stamped the sentiment with Donna's Leather Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx, and embossing powder. The layer below the sentiment is cut with Donna's Spellbinders A Birdie Told Me Die from the stamp/die combo set. The layers are inked with a combination of Truffle, Patina, and Black Mix'd Media Inx which coordinate so beautifully with Donna's Pigment Powders.
One final view.
I hope you've been inspired to grab your Donna Salazar products and give new life to some of your out of date embellishments.
For a complete product list please stop by my blog, Garden of Grace, HERE. ~ Blessings ~ Tracey
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