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! ;)