top of page
  • Writer's pictureCiara

Vibrant Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards Tutorial | 12 weeks of Christmas Week 5

Thank you so much for joining me for this How to Create a Vibrant Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards Tutorial | 12 weeks of Christmas Week 5, Let's jump right in.

I started with a 5x7 piece of watercolour paper and added some texture and interest to the background with some texture paste, after that was dry I sprayed the background with Hocus Pocus, Ominous Twilight, Merry Mint and Fortune Teller Mica Sprays. I also splashed on a little Salvaged Patina Oxide ink for some added colour. I then trimmed the watercolour down to the 2.5x3.5 Artist Trading Card size.

I trimmed out snowflakes from this fun fabric sheet I found and set them aside to be used on the ATC's. Next I used some Resin in the Grungy and Baroque Frames Moulds to create a frame for each ATC. After they fully set I used some Acrylic paint on them to help them stand out against the background in Bright Aqua Green, Deep Violet, Turquoise Blue and Dioxanine Purple. I also added some Old silver wax on top of the frames to help some of the details stand up against the bright paint. I used my hot glue gun to adhere the frames on top of the fabric and the ATCs.

For some finishing touches I added a Merry Christmas sentiment, and some silver snowflake embellishments. I LOVE how these turned out and I mailed them out to some wonderful people signed up to my happy mail list on my YouTube channel!!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Vibrant Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards Tutorial | 12 weeks of Christmas Week 5. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

In side news, I opened my Etsy shop!! I have a discount code if anyone wants to order some of my Chunky Floral Alphabet stickers or anything else fun in my shop!! The Code is THANKYOU10 I hope you will give my shop a look and let me know what you think of the stickers!!


Strathmore Ready Cut 5x7 watercolour panels (SSS) (SB)

Opaque Texture Paste (SSS)

Glad Press and Seal (SSS)

Palette knife (SSS) (SB)

Snowflake Mixed Media Paper (Amazon USA) (Amazon CA)

Splat box (SSS) (SB)

Distress Sprayer (SSS) (SB)

Distress Mica Stain Merry Mint (SSS) (SB)

Distress Mica Stain Hocus Pocus (SSS) (SB)

Distress Fortune Teller Mica Stain (SSS) (SB)

Distress Mica Stain Ominous Twilight (SSS) (SB)

Salvaged Patina Oxide Spray (SSS) (SB)

Ranger Heat Tool (SSS) (SB)

Amazing Casting Resin (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Prima Grungy Frames Mould (SSS) (SB)

Prima Baroque Frames Mould (SB)

Resin Mixing Kit (Amazon USA) (Amazon CA)

Flat Paint Brush (SSS) (SB)

Ceramic Flower Palette (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Bright Aqua Green Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint (Blick)

Turquoise Blue Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint (Blick)

Deep Violet Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint (Blick)

Dioxanine Purple Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint (Blick)

Tim Holtz mini Snips (SSS) (SB) (Amazon USA)

Tim Holtz Shears (SSS) (SB)

Prima Old Silver Metallic Wax (SSS) (SB)

Tim Holtz SnowFlake Adornments (SSS) (SB)

Acrylic Block (SSS) (SB)

Versafine Onyx Black ink (SSS) (SB)

Simon Says Stamp Joy to You and Yours stamp set (SSS)

Art Glitter glue (SSS)

Fine Glue Tip (SSS)

Hot Glue gun (SSS) (SB)

Tim Holtz Glass media mat (SSS) (SB) (Amazon CA) (Amazon USA)

Tim Holtz paper trimmer (SSS) (SB) (Amazon USA)

Affiliate links are used whenever possible; if you use those links, I get a small commission at no extra cost. Thank you so much for your support!!

6 views0 comments
bottom of page