Saturday, 2 November 2013

Spellbinders Die-Cuts and Mixed Media

One of the things I love, is to be able to incorporate most things in my crafting arsenal into any project. I don't like to compartmentalise my craft purchases, I want to use them for everything!

Spellbinders dies are perfect for mixed media and with just a few stamps, inks, or paints you can create dimensional and personal works of art and journal pages.

For this project I have chosen

Spellbinders S5-028 Shapeabilities Nested Pennants
Spellbinders Font One Uppercase
Tsukineko StazOn - Azure, Vibrant Violet, Blazing Red, Jet Back
Tsukineko GlazOn
Tsukineko GooseBumps
Imagine Crafts: Monterey Pine Star
1 Sheet of 300gsm/140lb Bockingford Watercolour paper
Stamps, magazine cut-outs, or sketches of your choice
Derwent Inktense Blocks

First I took my Spellbinders die-cuts and coloured them in using Inktense blocks. I then stamped using Jet Black StazOn and used the edge of the same ink pad to hi-light the edges of the die-cuts. I then sealed them with GlazOn to give a nice satin sheen

Next I used my chosen StazOn Ink pads and gently tapped the whole pad surface over the watercolour paper. The paper has great texture and compliments the quick drying ink perfectly. I then applied a background stamp of my choice using Jet Black StazOn and used the Inktense blocks to pick out the areas that caught my eye

Here is my finished project. I used one of the pennant die-cuts as a little hat and spritzed it with GooseBumps to give texture and shine. I also used a star shape from the Imagine Crafts Monterey Pine collection. I hope this inspires you to use Spellbinders dies for your mixed media and journal pages.

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