Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mix17 Ying and Yang Challenge

This SCS challenge requires using two different mediums.  One that creates a smooth surface and one a rough surface.

Finding balance when using different medium that result in rough and smooth surfaces

For a rough surface I started with a scrap of packing material which came embossed with a dotted pattern. To add to the rough appearance I added walnut distress ink and liquid pearls.  At the folded edge of the card I also added a line of hot glue and some micro beads.  While most might think of hot glue in terms of a nice smooth line my lumpy results are prefect for the rough surface.  Particularly after adding microbeads onto the hot glue.

 I must shout out a thank you to Vivian Keh  at Contadina K .  I have been blog follower for many months and frequently get to enjoy her use of hot glue in her mixed media projects.  I appreciate her inspiration!   My next challenge is to more on my hot glue technique so I can also achieve a more organic looking line.

For smooth surfaces I often think of vellum and one of my favorite looks is white embossing on the white vellum.  Here I used a Tim Holtz stamp and embossed in white.  I embellished with a few butterflies made with scraps of alcohol inked glossy cardstock. 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I'm curious have you ever thought of using different mediums to achieve different surfaces when working on a card or mixed media?...thanks for sharing a comment!


  1. That's so pretty! I love the lumpy-bumpys and the beautiful white on the vellum too!

  2. hi Jan! thanks so much for the shout out - i really appreciate it! i, too, am a fan of your lumpy-bumpys - very cool texture. and i'm so glad you have started to play with hot glue. the more you play with it, the more you will discover how it likes to move for you!

  3. I must bow to you Jan, you're the queen bee of technique! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the combo of colors and especially the textures.

  4. Oh WOW what a fabulous design, I love it.
    Now I want to dig out my glue gun and vellum paper!!!
    You are inspiring Jan.

  5. Beautiful mixed media card! I'm afraid to get any messier than stamps and inks, ha! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gorgeous card, Jan! I love everything about it!

  7. Enjoyed looking at all your mix ability projects! Fun stuff, isn't it?!


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