Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mixed Media Great Impressions


Impressions and  Castings


Oh Happy Day”…yes indeedy! I finally got to spend time to play creatively with some mix media! Yay! I have been working making some stamped impressions by stamping an inked stamp into a very thin layer of molding paste --my kind of simple fun.  And if that wasn’t enough I tried using a rubber stamp (not on a wooden block) as a cast and filled with hot glue.  After filling I chilled it for a few minutes in the refrigerator; once cool I eased the piece out of the rubber stamp.  The hot glue casting results were somewhat foggy on top and white on the backside. But overall I was happy with the results I achieved.

The fun part is that I used the same stamp for both techniques and wanted to combine the pieces on one card. The card background is scrap paper that I used under my stamped impressions work. I used an embossing folder similar to my stamp to fill the bottom corner and inked with cracked pistachio distress ink. 

Other supplies:  Dreamweaver Embossing Paste-metallic gold and stamped with Ranger Archival ink-black. For hot glue casting I dusted off my old glue gun and glue sticks from another era, Sharpie markers and for accents Inka Gold-silver.

Special thanks to Artsy Inkers as well as Splitcoaststampers for providing inspiration thru challenges and and tutorial information.


  1. This is such a fun project. I also had the issue with my hot glue casting that it was an opaque color. I later painted over it, but overworked it and need to make new ones. But the process was so much quicker than expected. I love how you were able do such a large piece! TFS!

  2. I love this card and the pretty colors! Great job!

  3. I love this card and the pretty colors! Great job!


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