Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Mixed Media playtime fun

Hello all, - hope you are having a good week!
I am still on my last two days of holidays and had some  fun playing with different stuff and experimenting really for another project. Here is the result:
I have no step out photos, but will give you a quick run down on my process. It all started with playing with some Bister powders in combination with Walnut Ink crystals by Tsukineko. I splattered them around on watercolour paper. sprayed with water, tipped and tilted and watched the stuff play and intermingle.

I was not too happy with the middle section, so covered it  with some gesso streaks, a few splatters and finally with torn strips of paper from the  Prima Time Traveller 6 x 6 collection, making sure that the white edges showed.
Next I die cut Mr Rainman (Tim Holtz for Sizzix) from the same collection, choosing a darker piece and then overstamping with white Snowflake Fresco Finish paint and an old script stamp.
Some words die cut from the same paper, using the Tim Thinlets Adventure die set.
Some back ground stamping with Black Stazon Ink
And finally mounting it on black card and then grey thicker card.

That's it, like I said, just a bit of experimenting and fun, but having fixed a little easel on the back, it will stand up and might just land up becoming a birthday card for a male friend.

Thanks for dropping by like always and have a great week!


35 comments:

Adriana B said...

totally love all the layers, great project :)

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great try-out, total out of your comfort zone, I love it, and as you said it will be great for a men's card!!

Have a fun play time!!
Greetings
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful piece, love the colours, hugs, Valerie

Wee Von said...

Always enjoy your posts. I love the card. It all works well together.

Wee Von said...

Always enjoy your posts. I love the card. It all works well together.

Dots Dabbles said...

Love, love, love!!!
Dot x

Kaz said...

This is beautiful!! Love the colours a gorgeous make xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

This is just gorgeous Astrid. Some times the best results actually come, when we´re just playing around a bit and trying things out. This definitely ended out very very well, and like you said it´ll be perfect for a male card or also as a wallhanging.
Enjoy your last days of vacation and have a great week ahead.

brenda said...

What stunning results from your "plat time" Astrid, I really like the intesity and variants in the deep earthy colours.

B x

Mrs.B said...

Love this. Obviously a great play day.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Love this. Obviously a great play day.
Avril xx

Annie said...

a fabulous background Astrid and the addition off he papers gives added texture and depth. Love the White script on the black and those words just add to its appeal

TFS and best wishes....enjoy the rest of your break x
Hugs Annie xx

Meggymay said...

It shows in this fantastic card that you had a great play day.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome project!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, so amazing Astrid! I love the design on umbrella man, makes him stand out more. Fabulous background, the stamping of the type set looks so wonderful with the splashy style design. hugs :)

Joi at RR said...

This is like abstract and vintage came together for a holiday and created beautiful art together Astrid! LOVE this! Xj.

Dorthe said...

I think it is gorgeous Astrid. I love your play with the Bister ,it looks good old rust to me, and the mix with the torn papers, are amazing.
Also the stamping suits the rain-man in all his darkness, standing in the middle of a magic rainstorm. So wonderful !!
Dorthe, xoxo

Diana Taylor said...

A gorgeous card - I love the background and the rain man is perfect against it. Another amazing make and such a great idea for a more masculine card.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lowly design Astrid. Love your background and the torn pieces of paper add a lovely element to,the design and it works so well with the focal image. Tracy x

Lee-Anne said...

Love the rich colors on your background, Astrid! That focal image just pops with with the script stamped with white paint!

Lynn Price said...

Wonderful palette, and love all the layering and shades.... very fun! And love your umbrella man with the script - perfect! Enjoy the rest of your holidays!! xxx Lynn

Kathy Bradley said...

I thing this page is beautiful - and I like the mixture of dark colors you used, as well as papers and dies!

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous design Astrid filled with wonderful artistry. This is much too good for a card, hope it ends up displayed somewhere. Nicola x

Redanne said...

What a wonderful play day you had Astrid, I really love the contrast in colours and the rain man look amazing with the stamping, it makes him stand out beautifully. Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

love love love this astrid - absolutely fabulous!

Weekend-Windup said...

You have done a good job. The card looks amazing...

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Anita Houston said...

A FAVORITE!!! Pinned!!! LOVE this!

Team Clark said...

Very dramatic and charming! Love the grungyness to this and great use of black and brown!

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Love it!!

Sandy said...

Am I late to this party or what! I love this mixed media piece and it looks like everyone else does too!!
Sandy xx

butterfly said...

Totally fabulous grungy look - you're making fantastic use of some of your freed-up time - LOVE this!
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely brilliant!! Just having a play around and you come up with this beauty .. love it Astrid! The colour, the composition .. totally stunning!! hugs xx

Jackie P Neal said...

What a cool piece Astrid!! Love the grungy industrial feel! xoxo

A Pink said...

One of my fave all time dies set against a fabulous backdrop - for me this is just fab! Astrid . Love it .
hugs x

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