Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m Sara Levin the artful inker. I was pleased to be recently asked to join the Creating Kindness design team! And today is my first blog hop with this talented, creative team. The Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media theme was a fun one to create for. Mixed media for me is kind of creating with no rules. Most often I create a 3d something as I’ve done today. Let’s take a look at what I’ve made then, you’ll want to check out the inspiration that the rest of the team has for you.
Creating Kindness July Blog Hop Mixed Media
Here’s my mixed media piece using Magical Mermaid.
I’ve used acrylic paint, cardstock, embossing paste, beads and more
to create my underwater scene.
To start, I painted a Brie box that I had been saving because I just knew
there had to be something I could make with it.
I used an off white acrylic paint and tinted it with
Pacific Point ink refill and sprinkles of Prussian Blue Brusho.
While my box was drying, I began work on the insert.
First I traced the box onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock
and cut it out.
Then, I smooshed my Whisper White Craft Pad all over the cardstock.
Next, I painted on Pacific Point ink refill on the bottom and
Balmy Blue on to the half.
Using a paper towel, I blotted to create texture and stop blending.
For the mermaid’s tail, I stamped the image on Mint Macaron
with Versamark and embossed in gold.
Then, I painted the tail fin several times with Clear Wink of Stella
to make it very shimmery.
Next, I stamped the mermaid again on Shimmery White.
To color her skin, I used the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the Color Lifter.
And for her hair, I used dark and light Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.
After cutting the tail off one mermaid and the torso from the other,
I pieced her back together.
At the bottom of my mixed media piece, I have “sand”.
To create it, I mixed Sahara Sand ink refill and Shimmery White Embossing Paste.
For extra texture, I added a few Tranquil Textures Sprinkles.
And, I applied a skim coat of the tinted embossing paste to the sand dollars.
To create the waves, I used two pieces of Window Sheet.
I cut a wavy pattern across the top of each.
Then, I applied Shimmery White Embossing Paste for the foam.
Finally, I cut coral and starfish using the Under the Sea Framelits.
To assemble all of the pieces of my mixed media, I used
strategically placed Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my Magical Mermaid
mixed media creation!
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Be sure to check the rest of the Creating Kindness design team member blogs for
mixed media inspiration!
Next up is this month’s guest designer, Valerie Perlin.
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