Monday, 25 June 2018

Mixed Media Surprises

Hello dear Friends!
Kasia made for us the most adorable mixed media project! These cards + envelopes are so versatile, not complicated to make (when you follow Kasia's tips), look spectacuar and are bound to make someone special smile. :)

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today I'd like to show you a project that you can successfully use when you want to give someone a small gift, send wishes a gift card or just to make a sweet surprise for someone special on no occasion.  :)

I decorated two envelopes, each in a different color palette. You will see that the scheme is the same, only the choice of colors and embellishments makes us get two different artworks.
At the very beginning, I covered the surface with Clear Gesso to make it water resistant but not to cover the pretty paper pattern.
Only after that I started adhering all the embellishments.
I used fabric flowers, gauze, cardboard and a lot of Mechanicals. I wanted my envelopes to be rich and full of details.
To give this project more interesting textures, here and there I added a little bit of Stone Effect Paste and the Dusty paste from the Rust Effect Paste Camouflage set.

I used alcohol inks that gave strong, intense colors and covered my surfaces with a delicate layer of White Gesso to soften the colors and give the whole a uniform character.
At the end I decided to add some light and shine to the envelopes and for this I used Art Alchemy Opal Magic paints.
Their subtle colors beautifully highlighted clear Art Pebbles transforming them into beautiful pearls.
Here's my step by step video tutorial - feel inspired!

I hope you're feeling inspired and that you'll try creating such small gifts yourselves.

It's a huge joy to make such rich little forms and I'm sure your recipient will totally love and appreciate them! ;)

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Olya Kravets said...

How beautiful and inspiring!

kmf said...

Please tell me what envelopes you used?

Thank you

Sandra C. said...

Kasia, Beautiful pieces! I also like the word phrases you used. Did you print them or buy them?

Kasia Bogatko said...

I used Policy Envelopes from Graphic 45 :)

na.olsen said...

I fell in love with these and think they would be beautiful on canvas also. Love the colors ! Thank you for sharing !!

Kasia Bogatko said...

Thank you Sandra! These words are from 7 Dots Studio. They have amazing word stickers for all collections :)

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