Mixed Media For Cardmakers

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome everyone!!! Happy Sunday!!

Today I invite you to pull out some of your ephemera, chipboards, mediums, and more to create some CARDS… Mixed media style.

I’ve made 4 cards using a lot of the same supplies. I started out with one sheet of 9×12″ watercolor paper and cut it in quarters. I taped them down to my Travel Glass Media Mat and got to creating!

I’ve colored the background papers with Distress Inks in Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, and Evergreen Bough. Tim Holtz Crackle Paste was used to add texture to the background and frames followed by paint and ink.

Antique Line Distress paint was added to the metal pieces for a Shabby Chic look, I just used my fingers to apply and a paper towel to wipe off the excess. I stained the Bouquet Flowers with Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo Spray Stains.

Book text is always a favorite element of mine, in the card below I create a cone shape with an opening for flowers. I stitched all of my cards with a sewing machine to give them added texture.

The card below shows that you can leave your elements clean by not coloring the Baseboard Doll, Quote Chip, and Flowers. It has a nice bright feel to it.

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These cards do have some bulk to them. I’d send them in a bubble pack to keep them safe in the mail. I hope I’ve given you the inspiration to add some Mixed Media to your cardmaking. Enjoy!!

Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS IBT40972
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Tim Holtz CRACKLE 3oz Distress…
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology THEORIES Quote…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARD FRAMES…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology URBAN LAYERS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology FACTORY TAGS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BASEBOARD DOLLS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology METAL GATE th93961
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology STORY STICKS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOUQUET Findings…
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Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze…
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium…
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Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
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The Crafter’s Workshop CLEAR GEL…
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES…
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Tim Holtz Tonic LEFT HANDED TRAVEL…
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Tim Holtz Tonic TRAVEL GLASS MEDIA…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United…
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  1. Thank you Shari for sharing a smaller mixed media card. For me it’s less intimidatingto try on my own than some of the larger ones that you create.

  2. Thanks for sharing your cards and a great video tutorial. I learned so many techniques to add to my card creations. Stay well.

  3. Awesome cards Shari, I love how you made the background. Great idea to use the acetate, I wil try this so that I have much more control where I needed more paint/ink.
    Thank you so much for your inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

  4. I am just learning mixed media and have purchased my first paper dolls. I love these do much, loved the video and would really love to see these in person thanks and please stay safe!

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