Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You Know You Are Loved



Hi it's Lisa S  and I'm back for my second week as eP's guest designer. I started my home decor project by altering six playing cards with a light coat of Liquitex Acrylic Gesso and I set three aside for future use. The remaining three cards received various mixed media treatments using fab products you can find in eP's online store. I love to play with stencils so I grabbed Wendy Vecchi's Checkmake stencil, Tim's layering stencils-Hearts, Clockworks and Latticework, and The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 stencils-Mini Art Is,  Mini Time Travel , Mini Love Post to help build my backgrounds. 


Before

After

over a Tim Holtz Heart layering stencil, dried it and spritzed 

On my second card I used TCW-Love Post stencil
and spread Wendy's white embossing paste over it,
let it dry and spritzed with Dylusions Postbox Red ink spray.
On my third card I used Wendy's Checkmake stencil
and white embossing paste, then I sprayed it randomly
with Dylusions Postbox Red and Marbled Black ink sprays.

I added more color and texture with Faber-Castell red 
and black Gelatos and silver and snow cap Adirondack paint
dabbers as well. To apply my red gelato I rubbed some on 
my non-stick craft mat, spritz some water, mixed it together and 
used a paint brush to apply. I wanted a pop of blue so
I dabbed Ranger's Perfect Medium in random places 
and brushed on Forever Blue Perfect Pearls. 


On this card Wendy's Checkmake stencil
was laid on top and Dylusion ink sprays-
spritzed over. Another layer was added with the 
TCW- Mini Clock stencil and embossing paste.
Adirondack paint dabbers {silver and snow cap}
highlight the raised stencil areas. There's a wonderful
text stamp in Tim's new Nature Walk set and I 
used it on all three altered cards. 

One more layer was added with a stamped heart 
{love this set}
Again, I used Dylusions Postbox Red and outlined it

Tim's Hearts layering stencils create fab
backgrounds for your mixed media projects.
I used one of his Word Bands to express
the sentiment of this art piece. 




Next I started work on altering the photo frame...

I stamped Dyan Reavely's Further Around the Edge border stamp
in Staz On Jet Black on white cardstock and blended 
Festive Berries Distress Ink over to create a border 
for each opening.



and here's my completed project again.



Key Supplies Used:


Thanks for looking at my project today! Don't forget to play along with April's eP challenge-Wood for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to eclectic Paperie. I'll be back next  Wednesday to share my third project. 

Have a fantastic day!
Lisa



9 comments:

ParkNSlide said...

What a fun project...your mixed media techniques are amazing.

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, each panel is just FABULOUS with all of your stenciling, spraying and stamping but put together in a frame ~ it is a work of art! LOVE this creation!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful creation Lisa! I love all the layers and stampings you added to the playing cards - (I have to go back and read it all again!) you've created a lovely framed artwork!

toni said...

Fabulous Lisa! Love all your layers ! X

Pia S said...

I love the mixed media look, but it's a technique I don't know how to use myself, so I'm picking up lots of inspiration here! I love hos this turned out, Lisa!

Micki said...

What a great idea to create a triptych with those playing cards. Fabulous idea! And I love how altered your playing cards. OOhhhhh framing each with the stamped border is awesome!!!!!!

butterfly said...

These are really stunning, Lisa - I just love your mixed media work - fabulous!
Alison xx

Tracy said...

From playing cards to art Lisa, beautifully done and rich in textures.
xoxox

Margaret said...

Fantastic texture and I love the way they are framed together too! Another marvelous creation, Lisa!