Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Indian Design with Mixed Media

Hello everyone,   I hope you are all doing well.

I have another card today using Chocolate Baroque's new Indian theme designs, which I had fun creating with mixed media.

I'm joining in the Make it Monday challenge as the theme is to 'create your own background'.





I started with a sheet printed from Chocolate Baroque's Leafy Brocade printable.  It's a new download design package & they print out gorgeous.     Of course you can't see it too well in this design as I've added layers, but it shows through.

I adhered the brocade design sheet to heavy watercolour paper using Modge Podge but any Matt Gel Medium should work.   Once it was dry (I use my heat gun)  I added a light layer of Gesso.  Next I used my Neocolour Crayons (water based) in blue & light green shades, spritzed with water and let the colours run.

Once dry again I stamped the flower & small border from Indian Textiles, the small building silhouette from Indian Elephant and "Bliss" is from Artistic Affirmations in black Stazon ink.   I coloured the flower with Prismas, which was a little more difficult to blend over the crayon than normal, but it worked.   I outlined with a white Gellyroll pen & also added glitter, gems, stickles & liquid pearls to the flower.

Next using the TCW mini Harlequin stencil I added Viva Decor Modelling Creme (mother of pearl light blue, it's beautiful).  Make sure you wash the stencil right after using this creme as it dries hard very quickly.  When the stencilling was dry I used a light molding paste around parameter of the background, dried & then I painted over with acrylic paints.  And the final touch was to add UTEE using a wet brush and then heat gun.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Shirley

35 comments:

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL as always!
Greetz Patricia

maria's knutselplezier said...

Such wonderful scenery!!!great colors,beautiful details , I really love it!!

Greetings
Maria

Paula Whittaker said...

Beautiful card - like the texture.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Shirley - another stunning work of art! The textures and colours are fabulous. Thank you for sharing the technique details too.

Have a happy day - hugs, Sylvia xx

Gerrina said...

These are my kind of colours! Great how you made the texture work with the silhouettestamp and the flower! Hope it is getting warmer there+ here it will be 11°C today! (and some rain, but the garden needs it...) Hugs, Gerrina

chrissies said...

Amazing colouring and textures on this piece and wonderful colours on the flower.

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

Just back from Paris and catching on with everyone Shirley.

Love the colours of your card and the textured effect of the modge podge.

B x

Janny said...

Beautiful card. Beautiful texture you have made. Greetings Janny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just AMAZING Shirley! I adore this tecture and the composition .. ARTSY!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

There's so much going on in this card Shirley, and it's amazing. I love the colours, the texture and the glitz.

I'm doing well, hope you are too.

Sue x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW Shirley, that is a favorite card, love the design and the turquoise color and all what you so fabulous combined, really a masterpiece!
xox Anja

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such great effects on this cards Shirley! You did very well :-)

kind regards, Alie

Karin said...

wow what a beautiful creation, the colors are gorgeous! Groetjes Karin x

Paula (PEP) said...

Thank you for such detailed description of your procedure - I hadn't realized about sprizing the Neocolour crayons with water & shall have to give that a go. The sheen of your Harlequin pattern is glorious & gives a really exotic feel to this, especially when combined with the other elements. I love your selective use of black in the design itself & your matting with the same just finished it beautifully. I particularly like your stamping of that little border motif bottom left & top right - balancing each other beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Shirley with great details.
Greetings Janny

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful combination Shirley and great great colors. love it so much.
lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Wendy McCarthy said...

So beautiful Shirley!... love the colours and all the different textures, I want you to teach me how to do all this gorgeous stuff!! :) xxx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a fabulous card! This is so great to look at, really terrific colours, and love these new Indian design stamps from CB! Love the techniques you used, and the material, and great job on the flower too! Really gorgeous card! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the textures
Lindsay xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, just love the texture that you are getting in your work! That border looks really organic. Beautiful :)

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, a beautiful piece of art! I can see the paper through your layers, too (pretty papers and colors). Thanks for going into detail about how you created this masterpiece. My favorite part is the "frame" - so gorgeous! hugs, de

linda said...

beautiful art piece shirley! i love the colours and all the texture from the variety of techniques you've used.

Shona said...

All the layers and depth look fabulous! LOVE the molding paste, isn't that stuff fun? UTEE and a wet brush? Never heard that before,I've learned something new today and it's going in my notebook. That flower is so beautiful. I am so inspired by you're creativity, I may have to try a little mixed media for a change. I wish I could take classes from you !

cparsons said...

I always love your stuff, but this time you've really outdone yourself!! This should be framed:)

MaryH said...

Oh My Gosh! Do I run short of superlatives when I come visit here. You always have such a work of art to show, and so many techniques that I say "What is that?". This is just another beauty, love all the elements you have going on. What is the Viva decor modeling paste--Google Here I come! And applying UTEE with a wet brush...another new thing to me! Gotta find out! TFS such a marvelous art piece, and talking about such interesting techniques used to create it. Have a great day & hugs

Aquarius said...

Beautiful background you've created here and lovely colours. Great images you've chosen and they work so well together and with the richness of the background.

Kim Dellow said...

That is just so pretty, the details are amazing. Kim

Ellen said...

Holy schmoly Shirley! This is absolutely stunning! Love the dimension you created and the vibrant colors! You amaze me! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

Amazing!!!

Bianca said...

So beautiful

Mynnette said...

What a stunning creation! I adore the fabulous feel of Asia and I LOVE the embossing and that amazing bloom! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Greta said...

Work of art--this is a wow!

Barbara said...

Wow Shirley, this is amazing....I love the colours, the stamps and all the different techniques.....absolutely fabulous xx

Suzi B said...

Hi shirley.. this is fabulous I love the textures and colours. thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi B x

Fliss said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with my DIY background challenge at MMM.
Fliss x