Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mixed media magnet

I used to dabble in painting. Yesterday I was missing my paint brushes, so I dusted off my box of painting supplies and played!

handmade gift stampin up

I love using my Stampin' Up! stamps in my painting projects. This little 2 1/2" x 4" piece of art ended up a refrigerator magnet. I started with a piece of watercolor paper, a little larger than the finished size, and drew a 2 1/2" x 4" rectangle on it. I started with a wash of blue, adding darker tones to the border. Then I stamped this cute image with StazOn ink onto a piece of white tissue paper. I glued it onto the watercolor paper with a gel medium. I colored in the image with markers, splattered some ink on, and then added a little bit of lace tape. Next I trimmed it to size, and adhered it to a piece of heavy chip board with the gel medium. Then added one more coat of gel medium to the top. I rubbed my black StazOn ink pad over the sides and also scuffed up the front with it. My gel medium has a mat finish, and I wanted the finish to be glossy, but not take a long time to dry. I used my Versamark ink pad and clear embossing powder to give me that look! Last, I flipped it over and added a business card size magnet to the back.

I think it turned out pretty cute!  I had so much mixing my love of Stampin' Up! supplies with a few of my older art supplies from my closet.

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